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SS Demarara
« on: Tuesday 10 January 12 14:20 GMT (UK) »
hi, my great great grandfather died on board SS Demarara out of Liverpool in 1882. I have just found out that his brother-in-law was on this ship in 1887 when she was lost without trace en route from Liverpool to Gibralter.

There are a couple of ships of this name but I am referring to the Cunard one built in Glasgow and sailing out of Liverpool.

I am intrigued about what happened to her. Was the wreck ever found in more recent times? is these a list of all who were on board (39 crew and 2 passengers). I have found a wreck report dated 1888 which describes the circumstances around her loss but would love to know more.


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Re: SS Demarara
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 January 12 22:57 GMT (UK) »
Denys (France); Rossier/Rousseau (Switzerland); Montgomery (Antrim, IRL & North Sydney NSW);  Finn (Co.Carlow, IRL & NSW); Wilson (Leicestershire & NSW); Blue (Sydney NSW); Fisher & Barrago & Harrington(all Tipperary, IRL)

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Re: SS Demarara
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 January 12 09:32 GMT (UK) »
thanks for this. I will take a look.


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Re: SS Demarara
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 January 12 16:53 GMT (UK) »
Scotland's People have a will for a John C Roughead, Merchant listed as D.29.12.1887, being lost with the SS Demerara on a voyage from Liverpool to Gibralter. Couple more details here: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jswatson&id=P2779889204
The will is also on Ancestry.

Two more crew here: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~econnolly/register/regi1887.html

http://www.authorama.com/gold-coast-for-gold-3.html - is an account of the voyage onboard the "cunard SS Demerara" in 1881 - interesting as it shows the "cunard" route.

It also appears that Sir Walter Raleigh sailed on this same boat in 1883.

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BARNETT- Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Dorset HILSDEN/HILLSDEN/HILLSDON- Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Canada PRESTIDGE/PRESTAGE- Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Islington PINNIGER/PINEGAR/PINNEGAR - Wiltshire       Brambleby - Kent, Middlesex     
LEACH- Norfolk   BUTTERWORTH - Lancashire   OTTON - Somerset  LAWRENCE - Berkshire

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Re: SS Demarara
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 January 12 17:12 GMT (UK) »
great help. it is very interesting but a sad loss for all the families concerned, especially as it was never discovered what happened to the Demarara.
Thanks folks for your help in this

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Re: SS Demarara
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 January 12 20:53 GMT (UK) »
There should be a  last Crew agreement for DEMERARA official number 68003
Held at MUN
http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/viewcombinedcrews.php?Official_No=68003
This would not include passengers. I think the cost is $40 Canadian. I note that a kind soul has offered to do a look up at MUN for someone else.
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,221289.10.html
May be worth a PM.

The Times reported the DEMERARA missing on 16th Feb 1888 gave the masters name as Tutt. A typo methinks
Dim ateb yn well nag ateb anghywir. Nid oes dim yn ddall fel rhai nad ydynt yn dymuno gweld

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Re: SS Demarara
« Reply #6 on: Friday 28 May 21 10:28 BST (UK) »
Dandalady please email me   my great great grandfather was also on board

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