Harry William Dyke

ASSISTANT COMMANDER

(Titanic Historical Society Archives)

Ethnicity British
Born 1869, at Liverpool
Hair Fair
Eyes Grey

 

Rank:

Ship:

Tonnage:

Year:

1st Officer

Runic

12.500

1903

Chief Officer

Suevic

12.700

1909

?

Olympic

45.300

1913

Chief Officer

Olympic

45.300

1916

Assistant Commander

Britannic (II)

48.200

1915/1916

Chief Officer (?)

Olympic

45.300

1916/1917

 

POINTS OF INTEREST

- Simon Mills’ book “HMHS Britannic, the Last Titan� gives the year of birth of Harry Dyke as 1869. This would mean he was just one year younger then Captain Bartlett, namely 47.

- After arriving back in England on the 8th of December 1916, Dyke is already listed in Olympic’s log on the 30th of that month.

- I’m not 100% sure about the Runic information, as a ‘J.H. Dyke’ seems to be listed. But considering that there don’t seem to be a lot of men bearing the name Dyke among the White Star Line Officers, I assume that this is Harry William Dyke. If he was aboard, he was serving together with Alfred Brocklebank, who he would later meet again on the Britannic.

 

Crew information researched and compiled by Remco Hillen. No unauthorized usage allowed.

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Sources

The Titanic Commutator (Vol.15;No.3;1991)  published by the Titanic Historical Society

Inger Sheil

Mark Chirnside

Mark Baber’s daily ‘White Star Line History’

‘HMHS Britannic, the Last Titan’ – Simon Mills

‘Hostage to Fortune’ – Simon Mills

‘RMS Olympic, Old Reliable’ – Simon Mills

‘William McMaster Murdoch – A Career at sea’ – Susanne Störmer

www.ellisisland.org

www.encyclopedia-titanica.org

www.titanic-titanic.com/white%20star%20line%20ships.shtml

www.titanicinquiry.org

www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/bisn.html

www.william-mcmaster-murdoch.org

www.bytenet.net/kaleidoscope/osnc/fleet/baltic2.htm