Mr. Osbert Henderson has been Chief Steward on the s.s. “Ayrshire” since her first voyage.
Mr. Henderson was born in the year 1863 in Glasgow, Scotland, and went to school in his native city.
He went to sea as a youth in a line of vessels trading from Glasgow to the West Indies, but afterwards removed to the State Line of vessels, and later to the Patrick Henderson Line.
When the s.s. “Perthshire” was a new vessel, Mr. Henderson joined her, in 1893, as chief steward.
Five years later, he was transferred to the s.s. “Nairnshire,” in the same capacity, and continued on that vessel until he joined the “Ayrshire.”