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

1914: Murdoch Saves Liner From Iceberg

Titanic Research  (2004) 

1914: MURDOCH SAVES LINER FROM ICEBERG

 
The First Officer of the Titanic

Scottish Field  (1985) 

THE FIRST OFFICER OF THE TITANIC

 
MURDOCH MEMORIAL PRIZE

MURDOCH MEMORIAL PRIZE

 
WIDENER WAS HEROIC TO END, SAYS FRIEND

Washington Times  (1912) 

WIDENER WAS HEROIC TO END, SAYS FRIEND

 
Mr. William Murdoch

Dumfries and Galloway Standard and Advertiser  (1912) 

MR. WILLIAM MURDOCH

 
Lookout claims Murdoch Shot Himself

New York World  (1912) 

LOOKOUT CLAIMS MURDOCH SHOT HIMSELF

 
William McMaster Murdoch

WILLIAM MCMASTER MURDOCH

 
Ugborough Man's Story

Western Morning News  (1912) 

UGBOROUGH MAN'S STORY

 
MRS. ASTOR IS ILL, BUT NOT CRITICALLY

New York Times  (1912) 

MRS. ASTOR IS ILL, BUT NOT CRITICALLY

 
MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

The New York Times  (1912) 

MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

 
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