Dec 12, 2017

Shipwreck

  • Newfoundland 1881

The Wreck of the Isabel

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The Crew


Captain and Mate
found amongst Ellen Quick's keepsakes

Henry George Quick, Captain

Age 45, born Plymouth, Devonshire, England, November 1835
Joined Isabel summer 1879
Signed for this voyage 24 November 1879 in Liverpool
An experienced seaman, son of a master mariner, his career at sea began while he was still a child and he had earned a Master's Certificate (15264) by the age of 22. He was a religious man and a teetotaller. One of his first commands was of a ship whose master had been sacked for misconduct; Quick immediately sacked all the crew and re-hired only those that agreed to no grog being allowed on board, which was a rule he was to stick to on all his future voyages. A family man, while he was away he wrote separate letters to his wife and to each of his daughters, and frequently took them with him on both long and short voyages, which took him - and them - to destinations in many different parts of the world.

William Tucker, Mate

Age 45-46, born Teignmouth, Devonshire, England, 1835
Signed for this voyage 24 November 1879 in Liverpool
Like Henry Quick, had been at sea most of his life, and had a Master's Certificate of his own (90310). He left a wife, Amanda, and an eight-year-old son William, in Teignmouth, Devon.

Patrick McGibbon, Boatswain

Age 40-41, born Liverpool, England, 1840
Joined Isabel 24 November 1879 in Liverpool

John Hooper, Cook and Steward

Age 31-32, born Plymouth, Devonshire, England, 1849
Joined Isabel 24 November 1879 in Liverpool

Joseph Ridings, Able Seaman

Age 25-26, born Macclesfield, Cheshire, England 1855
Signed for this voyage 20 November 1880 St John's; previously with same vessel

John Anderssan, Able Seaman

Age 22-23, born 1858 Sweden
Signed for this voyage 20 November 1880 St John's; previously with same vessel

John Kelly, Able Seaman

Age 24-25, born Newfoundland 1856
Signed for this voyage 22 November 1880 St John's; previously with same vessel

Robert Parsley, Able Seaman

Age 36-37, born Newfoundland 1844
Signed for this voyage 22 Nov 1880 St John's; previously with a fishing vessel

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