William McMaster Murdoch

Mr William McMaster Murdoch

William McMaster Murdoch

Mr William McMaster Murdoch, 39, was born on 28th February, 1873 at "Sunnyside", Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Scotland, the fourth son of Samual Murdoch and Jane 'Jeannie' Muirhead.

Murdoch joined the White Star after serving on sailing vessels. He served aboard the Medic and the Runic on the Australian run.Later he was transferred to the Atlantic steamers Arabic , Adriatic , Oceanic , Olympic and finally Titanic .

As sailing day approached, however, Captain Smith made Henry T. Wilde , of the Olympic, his Chief Officer. This caused the original Chief Officer Murdoch to step down to First Officer.

Murdoch was on the bridge at the time of the collision. He worked dilligently to load lifeboats and died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

Articles and Stories

Titanic victim in Chicago tells of Self-death

Chicago American  (1912) 

TITANIC VICTIM IN CHICAGO TELLS OF SELF-DEATH

 
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund

MANSION HOUSE TITANIC RELIEF FUND

 
MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

The New York Times  (1912) 

MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

 
MRS. ASTOR IS ILL, BUT NOT CRITICALLY

New York Times  (1912) 

MRS. ASTOR IS ILL, BUT NOT CRITICALLY

 
Probate Report

(1912) 

PROBATE REPORT

 
The Portrush Letter

Titanic Research  (2006) 

THE PORTRUSH LETTER

 
Lookout claims Murdoch Shot Himself

New York World  (1912) 

LOOKOUT CLAIMS MURDOCH SHOT HIMSELF

 
Mr. William Murdoch

Cumberland News  (1912) 

MR. WILLIAM MURDOCH

 
The First Officer of the Titanic

Scottish Field  (1985) 

THE FIRST OFFICER OF THE TITANIC

 
THINKS TIMES LIST SAVED FATHER'S LIFE

The New York Times  (1912) 

THINKS TIMES LIST SAVED FATHER'S LIFE

 
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