Duncan Campbell McTavish

FOURTH OFFICER

Ethnicity Scottish
Born March 10th, 1890 at Rosneath
Hair Dark
Eyes Grey
Height 5 ft. 8 ¾ / 1,74 m
Marks of identification Tattoo on right  forearm
Marital status Married to Elizabeth McTavish

 

Rank:

Ship:

Tonnage:

Year:

6th Officer

Britannic (II)

48.200

1915/1916

4th Officer

Britannic (II)

48.200

1916

?

Runic

12.500

1918

3rd Officer

Cedric

21.100

1919

4th Officer

Adriatic

24.000

1919/1920

2nd Officer

Copenhagen

?

1920

2nd Officer

Oneka

?

1921

 

POINTS OF INTEREST

- McTavish was on watch together with Chief Officer Robert Hume at the time of the explosion that sank the Britannic.

- Whilst serving as 4th Officer on the Adriatic, on at least 1 occasion the 1st Officer was George Oliver, Britannic’s former 1st Officer.

- On the Adriatic he served under the command of Captain Ranson, who he knew previously from the Britannic.

- Whilst serving as 3rd Officer on the Cedric, on at least 2 occasions, the 2nd Officer was Joseph Groves Boxhall; Boxhall survived the Titanic disaster, he was 4th Officer on the ship.

- He sailed as a passenger on the Imperator, arriving at New York on August 08, 1920.

- McTavish seems to have left the White Star Line in 1920, it is possible that he didn’t see enough perspective anymore and therefore joined a company where he could receive higher ranks.

- The SS Oneka, on which he served as 2nd Officer, departed from Shanghai, China for New York.

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