Claude B. Lancaster

PURSER

Born September 1st, 1878 at Plymouth
Height 5. 9 ¼ / 1,75 m
Weight 150 / 70 kg

 

Rank:

Ship:

Tonnage:

Year:

Purser

Oceanic

17.300

1904

Purser

Olympic

45.300

1913

Purser

Britannic (II)

48.200

1915/1916

Purser

Justicia

32.200

1917/1918

Purser

Adriatic

24.000

1918/1919/1920

Purser

Olympic

45.300

1920/1921/1922

Purser

Majestic

56.600

1922/1923/1924

POINTS OF INTEREST

- On several occasions, Lancaster was aboard the Olympic together with Robert Hume; then 1st Officer. Hume was Chief Officer on Britannic. Also onboard on several voyages was John Beaumont, surgeon.

- According to surgeon John Beaumont, Lancaster was onboard the Justicia when she was torpedoed.

- Lancaster served with several men who would later be appointed to the Titanic; Captain Smith, Officer Murdoch and purser McElroy to name a few.

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

For any questions, remarks or possible mistakes, please contact

Sources

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