Drummond Castle

In memory of the officers and crew of RMS Drummond Castle.

Lost when their ship foundered near the island of Ushant

16th  June 1896







W W Pierce


H Eyre

Chief Engineer

F Fleetwood

J Wayman

1st Officer

J Holmess

2nd Engineer

E Hayware

Smoke Room Steward

T W Hicks

2nd Officer

R J Beattie

3rd Engineer

E Bennet

Officer’s Steward

J H Brown

3rd Officer

J MacAlpine

4th Engineer

W Painter

Engineer’s Steward

P S Ellis

4th Officer

J Palmer

5th Engineer

A G Sewell


C J Fallon


D Mayer


T Wills


W Skead

G Becker


B Hunt

Chief Steward 1st Class

A Cowie


J Peel


J Taits

2nd Steward 1st Class

G Ebro


W Carter


F Middlemiss

Storekeeper 1st Class

J Mills

Bosun’s Mate

S Whiteman


F A Dalby

3rd Steward 1st Class

H Marsh

Bosun’s Mate

D Sullivan


M Condon

4th Steward 1st Class

J Brown

Lamp Trimmer

J Westobey


R Wilkins

5th Steward 1st Class

W MacDonald


D Crawford


W Nichols

Chief Steward 2nd Class

J Milne

Quarter Master

G Weekes

Boiler Man

J W Dart

2nd Steward 2nd Class

C Wood


Quarter Master

S Cornwall

Boiler Man

E Rolfe

Asst Steward 2nd Class

H Huggins

Quarter Master

W Quinton

Boiler Man

E Thundercliffe

Asst Steward 2nd Class

F Martin

Captain’s Steward

J Dunsmore

Boiler Man

C Barratt

Asst Steward 2nd Class

T Matteket

Able Seaman

W T Johnstone

Boiler Man

S Phillips

Asst Steward 2nd Class

J Harvey

Able Seaman

? Crease

Boiler Man

A C White

Asst Steward 2nd Class

W Godbolt


Able Seaman

E Arnott

Boiler Man

A Middleton

Asst Steward 2nd Class

B K Wiseman

Able Seaman

J Stevens

Boiler Man

A Basrgie

Head Chef

J Tulloch Scott

Able Seaman

C Vincent

Boiler Man

J Williams

2nd Chef

W M Peebles

Able Seaman

A Johnstone

Boiler Man

W Page

3rd Chef

W J Condon

Able Seaman

B Dumbrill

Boiler Man

T Cossington

4th Chef

C Twidey

Able Seaman

E Paterson

Boiler Man

A Evans

Dish Washer

J Rabr

Able Seaman

B Richardson

Boiler Man

G Bowver


G Proud

Able Seaman

E Marsh

Boiler Man

T Sloan

2nd Baker

B Kibblewhite

Able Seaman

T M’Court

Boiler Man

F Gurney


A MacKenzie

Able Seaman

W Crump

Boiler Man

A Thompson

Apprentice Butcher

W Barker

Able Seaman

F Roberts

Chief Steward

Mlle Gilbert


C Carden

Able Seaman

J Laytham

2nd Steward

Mme Jones

Hostess 1st Class

B Lacey

Able Seaman

S Griffith


W Allison

Officer’s Steward

F Hine


S Coe


G Eccles

Officer’s Steward

T Lewis


C Hillson

Saloon Steward

T W Darke


H Thurgood

Chief Baker

H Liddle

2nd Baker

The following pictures are courtesy of:




3 and 4, Fenchurch Street,


on 11 July 1896

Dear Mr. Ritchie,

I have forwarded to Sir Courtenay Boyle in the House the detailed report of my son-in-law, Mr. Mirrielees, of our society, upon his return from the coast of Brest, which you had been promised in respect of the generous services rendered by the inhabitants of this distric t, in particular in Ushant and Molene, in connection with the loss of Drummond-Castle.

"In the report submitted to you, Mr. Mirrielees explained what he had learned from the inhabitants of the Brest district would be greatly appreciated by them, although they refused to pretend that they were entitled to this consideration. I have carefully thought about the issue and now I beg you to clarify what I propose to do.

"I propose to appeal to the public, in addition to the movement inaugurated by Lord Belhaven and Stenton, for subscriptions to form a Fund for the following purposes, under the direction of a Committee composed of Admiral Sir Anthony Hoskins Lord Belhaven and Stenton, MW Garland Soper (Chairman of the South African merchants Committee), Sir Robert GW Herbert, Lord Clifden, M. Mirrielees, along with the other members of our firm and myself, with the cash power of subscribers:

1. constructing an arrow for the Tower of the Church of Ushant should serve as a benchmark for fishermen and other fishermen.

2. put a clock on the Church of Molène and help, by its contribution or otherwise, to organise, as far as possible, a better water supply for this island where the inhabitants are not very affluent and where they have been subjected to cholera time in TEMP s due to lack of water supply.

3. If the subscriptions received are sufficient, a fund will be created for the parents of the shipwrecked or retired fishermen, as well as for the education of the children of fishermen and other persons in the Finisterre district, including Ushant, Molène and the Islands.

"I am convinced on all sides of the General will to manifest, in one way or another, our national well-being and our gratitude to the people of Brittany. The Fund of Lord Belhaven has already reached the sum of £130 and I will start the new subscription list proposed with a gift of £200.


Donald Currie

A letter of appreciation for the help given by the residents of Isle Molene sent by Donald Currie to the then Head of The Board of Trade

Roughly translated back to English

The bow of Drummond Castle

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