Captain Samuel Maxwell West Croskery
- H. Captain Samuel Maxwell West Croskery1847 - 1933
- W. Clara Nicolabt 1857 - 1922
m. aft 1899
Facts and Events
||Captain Samuel Maxwell West Croskery
||16 December 1847
||Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland
||13 August 1874
||Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland
||13 August 1874
||Troon, Ayrshire, ScotlandPortland Terrace
to Mary Gilmour
||Birkenhead, Cheshire, England20 Highfield Crescent, Rockferry
||to Clara Nicol
||Liverpool, Lancashire, EnglandMaster Mercantile Marine, Certificate No.91090
||2 Sept 1914
||New Ferry, Cheshire, England9 Easton Road
||27 May 1933
||New Ferry, Cheshire, England
Samuel became a Second Mate in Liverpool on 20 September 1869. There is an extensive record of all his subsequent voyages but some of this is unreadable (S7). From 1869 onwards, he sailed to Australia, New York, Delaware, Nova Scotia, Singapore, Napier and Wellington (NZ), San Francisco, & Calcutta.
While Master of the Minterne (owner A.J. Hood) a typical short voyage was as follows: the ship left Antwerp on 5 December 1910, went to Huelva, Algiers, Genoa and Soulia. At that point he was 61 and signed himself as S.M. West Croskery, but the following year he signed as West Croskery. On this same voyage Clara Croskery (50) was listed as stewardess and paid One Shilling - her address was the same as Samuel's.
(The Minterne was struck and sunk by a German U-boat submarine in 1915.(Note 1) The crew were rescued and taken to Penzance and the newspapers wrote that he was the Captain at the time. However, Lloyds show his appointment as Master as being terminated in 1913, and there is no record on the ship's log of him at the time of the sinking.)
- ↑ Principal Probate Registry. National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards. (London: Probate Service), Primary quality.
- The Daily Mail (London). (London), page 3, 2 Sept 1914, Secondary quality.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Marriage record of Samuel Croskery and Mary Gilmour.
Married in 1874 in the District of Troon in the County of Ayr.
||When, Where, and How Married
||Signatures of Parties|
Rank or Profession, whether Single or Widowed, and Relationship (if any)
||Name, Surname, and Rank or Profession of Father|
Name, and Maiden Surname of Mother
|If a regular Marriage, Signatures of officiating Minister and Witnesses.|
If irregular, Date of Conviction, Decree of Declaration, or Sheriff's Warrant.
|When and Where Registered, and Signature of Registrar
||1874 on the thirteenth day of August at Portland Terrace Troon. After banns accoding to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland.
||(Signed) Samuel Maxwell West Croskery (bachelor) Ship Master.
||Hugh Croskery, retired ship owner; and Charlotte Wallace Croskery, ms Brown.
||(signed) Jo[?] Heming, minister of the Established Church Troon. (signed) Wallace Brown Croskery, Witness. Marian Gilmour, Witness.
||1874 August 14th at Troon. John Martin, Registrar.
|(Signed) Mary Gilmour (spinster).
||Boyd Gilmour, Coal Master; and Jeanie Gilmour, ms Dunsmuir.
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- Brian and Gail Turnbull's Family Tree, 2012-03-15.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 .
Ships log for the Minterne, 1910/1911, BT 99/2807, Master's certificate number: DC/9109D
- ↑ .
Ships log for the Rossmore, (#96336) reg. Liverpool 1889
- National Archives, Kew, London.
Marine records: BT115/3, BT/122/62 (1869-1888), BT122/85 (1885-1894)
- Lloyds Captains Registery 1885-1948: London Metropolitan Archives.
Vol. Craddock - Davie, MS18569/8
- From National Probate records: 1933
"CROSKERY Samuel Maxwell West of 9 Easton Road, New Ferry, Cheshire died 27 May 1933. Probate Liverpool 11 July to Richard James Hancox bank inspector and William Davies Hughes estate agent. Effects 8616 pounds 0s. 10d. Resworn 8447 pounds 4s.10d.
- Minterne: Type: Steamer; GRT 3,018 tons; built GB 1903 by Richardson, Duck and Co, Stockton. Sunk by U-Boat U 30 (Erich von Rosenberg-Grusczyski) on 3 May 1915, 50 miles SW of Wolf Rock, en route Cardiff-Buenos Aires, carrying coal. 2 casualties (death of two firemen). (from www.uboat.net/wwi/ships)
- Lloyds Registers (S8)show him as being Master of the following ships:
1865-69 Napier (iron barque) London-New Zealand, London-San Francisco)
1871 Lady Russel
1873 Bristolian (#44103) South Americas
1874 Red Gauntlet (#48809) East Indies
1875 Stentor (#70946) China, Japan, Oriental Arch.
1876-78 Dawn (#69262) Mediterranean
1878-79 Olga (#60222) " . Sunk outside Sulina 1 April 1879, raised
27 May 1879.
1879-82 Bessarabin (#78733) France, Portugal, Spain, Azores, Meditarranean,
United States, East Indies. Collison 21 February 1880.
1883 Wallachia (#87830) Mediterranean
1884-85 Bessarabin "
1885-93 Wallachia Mediterranean, United States, West Indies, Gulf of Mexico,
1893 Baltimore (#91142) United States
1894-97 Rossmore (#96336) United States, British North America, Greenland, Iceland.
Collision 30 August 1895.
1898-99 Tropea (#99433) United States
1901 Birdoswald (was Tropea) "
1901-03 Bedouin (#105332) East Indies
1905 Inkula (#109335) China, Japan, Oriental Arch.
1908-13 Minterne (#118349) Australia, United States, India, Burma, Mauritius
1913 Upcerne (#120694) South America. Damaged by collision 29 October 1913,
"colliding vessel alone to blame".
Appointment ceased 12 November 1913. (He was aged 63 at the time)