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Thomas Cheyne

Thomas Cheyne
Thomas Cheyne

Thomas Cheyne was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 6 October 1882. He was the son of Shetland Islanders Thomas Cheyne, a railway porter, and Elspeth Malcolmson and had four known siblings.

In 1900 he joined the Royal Navy as a stoker but deserted after only three days; he later joined the merchant fleet, serving on different runs. In April 1912 he was serving as an able-seaman aboard the eastward-bound voyage of the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic

Thomas Cheyne was still working on ships in the late 1920s on the New York-Argentina run. He died in Wallasey, Cheshire in 1960.

Carpathia Crew Summary

Name: Mr Thomas Cheyne
Age: 29 years 6 months and 9 days (Male)
Nationality: Scottish
Occupation: Able Seaman
Ship: Carpathia
Died: 1960

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