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Ship ahoy!!


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March, Cambs
Sorry - more problems. :p
I've found out today that one of my relatives (Drew Stretch b c1846/7 in Liverpool, d c1903) worked as a steward. I think he may have been a ship steward working aboard the Cunard liner Ultonia as, apparently, he was aboard this ship and out to sea when he died. I think the ship was originally built for cargo and cattle transport but was modifed for the transportation of immigrants at some point but this may have been after my relatives death. How can I find out what position, if any, he held on this ship and where he was going and why? If he was so ill before the voyage, surely the captain wouldn't have let him board. The only other alternative is that is was a sudden death. Ooooooooh I love a good mystery!!! Anyone got any ideas. I've left a message on a Cunard Website to see if they might help but I'm still waiting for a reply. :'(

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