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

MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

The New York Times  (1912) 

MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

 
The Portrush Letter

Titanica!  (2006) 

THE PORTRUSH LETTER

 
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund (8)

MANSION HOUSE TITANIC RELIEF FUND (8)

 
William McMaster Murdoch

WILLIAM MCMASTER MURDOCH

 
Lookout claims Murdoch Shot Himself

New York World  (1912) 

LOOKOUT CLAIMS MURDOCH SHOT HIMSELF

 
WIDENER WAS HEROIC TO END, SAYS FRIEND

Washington Times  (1912) 

WIDENER WAS HEROIC TO END, SAYS FRIEND

 
Mr. William Murdoch

Cumberland News  (1912) 

MR. WILLIAM MURDOCH

 
Various Memorials (6)

VARIOUS MEMORIALS (6)

 
Titanic victim in Chicago tells of Self-death

Chicago American  (1912) 

TITANIC VICTIM IN CHICAGO TELLS OF SELF-DEATH

 
1914: Murdoch Saves Liner From Iceberg

Titanica!  (2004) 

1914: MURDOCH SAVES LINER FROM ICEBERG

 
[There are 8 more items in the William McMaster Murdoch document archive]
  • Link and cite this biography

    (2016) William McMaster Murdoch Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1360, accessed 13th February 2016 12:28:30 AM)

    URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/william-mcmaster-murdoch.html

    Let us know if you spot an error or want to add new information about William McMaster Murdoch.

  • Leave a comment