Ships

CHARLES COTESWORTH

Built: 1876; Type: Barque; Owner: Joseph Lyne
Dimensions:
Length 63m; Breadth 11m; Gross tonnage 1079
Murdoch’s Rank: Apprentice
When on board: 1888 – 1892
Destinations: West Coast North and South America (tramp service)
Master:
James Kitchen

IQUIQUE

Built: 1892; Type: full-rigged ship; Owner: Sailing Ship Iquique Company, Liverpool
Dimensions:
Length 82m; Breadth 12.10m; Gross tonnage 1941
Murdoch’s Rank: 2nd Mate
When on board: 1893 – 1895
Destinations:
South Africa, Australia, West Coast South America (voyage around the world; tramp service)
Master:
Samuel Murdoch

ST. CUTHBERT

Built: 1884; Type: Barque; Owner: J. & J. Rae & Co.
Dimensions:
Length 64.31m; Breadth 10.27m; Gross tonnage 1026
Murdoch’s Rank: 
1st Mate
When on board: 1895 – 1896
Destinations:
Mauritius, Australia, West Coast South America, Hamburg (tramp service)
Master:
William Drummond

LYDGATE

Built: 1893; Type: 4-masted barque; Owner: James Joyce & Co, Liverpool
Dimensions:
Length 92.75m; Breadth 13.17m; Gross tonnage: 2534
Murdoch’s Rank: 
1st Mate
When on board:
1897 – 1899
Destinations:
China, West Coast North America, Antwerp (tramp service)
Master:
John Kennison

MEDIC

Built: 1899; Type: Steamer (combined passenger ship and freighter); Owner: White Star Line, Liverpool
Dimensions:
Length 172.21m; Breadth: 19.3 m; Gross tonnage 11,985
Murdoch’s Rank:
 4th mate, 3rd mate
When on board:
1899 – 1901
Destination:
 Australia via South Africa (regular service from Liverpool)
Master:
J. Thornton, J. B. Ranson

RUNIC

Built: 1900 (Maiden Voyage 3 January 1901); Type: Steamer (combined passenger ship and freighter); Owner: White Star Line, Liverpool
Dimensions:
Length 172.21m; Breadth 19.3m; Gross tonnage 12,482
Murdoch’s Rank:
 2nd Mate
When on board:
1901 – 1903
Destination:
 Australia via South Africa (regular service from Liverpool)
Master:
D. Thomas

ARABIC

Built: 1903; Type: Steamer (Passenger Ship); Owner: White Star Line, Liverpool
Dimensions:
Length 183.08m; Breadth 19,96m; Gross tonnage 15,801
Murdoch’s Rank:
 2nd Mate
When on Board:
1903
Destination:
New York (regular service from Liverpool)
Master:
Bertram F. Hayes

CELTIC

Built: 1901; Type: Steamer (Passenger Ship); Owner: White Star Line, Liverpool
Dimensions:
Length 213.36m, Breadth 22.96m, Gross tonnate 21,035
Murdoch’s Rank:
2nd Mate, 1st Mate
When on board:
1904
Destination:
New York (regular service from Liverpool)
Master:
H. L. G. Lindsay

GERMANIC

Built: 1874; Type: Steamer (Passenger Ship); Owner: American Line
Dimensions:
Length 138.68m, Breadth 13.77m; Gross tonnage 5008
Murdoch’s Rank:
1st Mate
When on board:
1904
Destination:
New York (regular service from Southampton)
Master:
Charles A. Bartlett

OCEANIC

Built: 1899; Type: Steamer (Passenger Ship); Owner: White Star Line, Liverpool
Dimensions:
Length 214.88m, Breadth 20.83m, Gross tonnage  17,274 BRT
Murdoch’s Rank:
2nd Mate, 1st Mate
When on board:
1905, 1906
Destination:
New York (regular service from Liverpool)
Master:
J. G. Cameron

CEDRIC

Built: 1903; Type: Steamer (Passenger Ship); Owner: White Star Line, Liverpool
Dimensions:
Length213.36m, Breadth 22.96m; Gross Tonnage 21,035
Murdochs Rank:
1st Mate
When on board:
1906
Destination:
New York (regular service from Liverpool)
Master:
J. G. Cameron

ADRIATIC

Built: 1907; Type: Steamer (Passenger Ship); Owner: White Star Line, Liverpool
Dimensions:
Length 222.2 m, Breadth 23.04m, Gross Tonnage 24,541
Murdoch’s Rank:
1st Mate

When on board:
1907 – 1911
Destination:
New York (regular service from Southampton)
Master:
Edward John Smith, Bertram Fox Hayes

OLYMPIC

Built: 1911; Type: Steamer (Passenger Ship); Owner: White Star Line, Liverpool
Dimensions:
Length 269m, Breadth 28m, Gross Tonnage 45,324
Murdoch’s Rank:
1st Mate
When on board:
1911 – 1912
Destination:
New York (regular service from Southampton)
Master:
Edward John Smith

TITANIC

Built: 1912; Type: Steamer (Passenger Ship); Owner: White Star Line, Liverpool
Dimensions:
Length 269m, Breadth 28m, Gross Tonnage 46,329
Murdoch’s Rank:
Chief Mate, 1st Mate
When on board:
1912
Destination:
New York (regular service from Southampton)
Master:
Herbert J. Haddock, Edward John Smith