Scanned copy of a telegram sent by Captain John Brown (1902-1986), Balevullin, to his parents in Cornaig, after being shipwrecked on Tuskar Rock off the east coast of Ireland in 1927. Includes a page of background information. John Brown was 25 years old at the time and could not swim.
He met his future wife when his ship, the Baron Belhaven, was being repaired in Barry Docks (west of Cardiff) in 1941. A bomb had dropped down the funnel when sailing in convoy out of Liverpool during WW2.
Binder of 16 Certificates of Discharge belonging to J. MacArthur, Bosun in the Merchant Navy, 1890-1900. The certificates name the many ships and routes he sailed. From a collection of items found at Milton Cottage, Caoles.
Two copies of ‘The Dolphin and Gazette – the journal of the Imperial Merchant Service Guild’, July and October 1921. The July copy has “Mary Ann Lamont” handwritten on the cover. From the belongings of the Lamont/MacKenzie family of Harbour, Coales.
Black fabric-covered hardback booklet ‘Dead Reckoning, Altitude and Azimuth Table’, 3rd edition, by A.A. Ageton. Maritime navigational formulae produced by the United States Navy Department Hydrographic Office, 1943. Handwritten in fountain pen on the inside cover is “This Book is the Property of the Republic of Liberia”.