George Ernest Kemp Oliver

FIRST OFFICER

Ethnicity British
Born December 20, 1877 at Hull
Hair Grey
Weight 151/68 kg
Height 5 ft. 8/1.72 m
Marital status Single in 1920

 

Rank:

Ship:

Tonnage:

Year:

?

Lapland

18.500

?

1st Officer

Arabic

15.800

1915

1st Officer

Britannic (II)

48.200

1916

1st Officer

Cedric

21.100

1917/1918

1st Officer

Adriatic

24.000

1918/1919/1920

POINTS OF INTEREST

- On several occasion whilst serving as 1st Officer of the Adriatic, the Captain was Joseph Barlow Ranson. Capt. Ranson commanded the Britannic on her trip from Belfast to Southampton.

- On at least one occasion while he was serving on the Adriatic in 1919, the 4th Officer was Duncan McTavish, former Britannic Officer.

- He served on the Arabic as 1st Officer when she was torpedoed without warning during the 1st World War; the ship sank within 11 minutes. 44 people of the 434 aboard didn’t survive the sinking.

 

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