Captain Parker of the Olympic

Kalman Tanito

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I have heard that there was a Captain Parker in charge of the Olympic in the early 1930's, towards the end of the ship's career.

Does any of you have information on him, especially his later years?

Best regards,

Kalman Tanito
 
Jan 5, 2001
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Hi!

Captain Walter Parker commanded Olympic from September 1928 to the end of 1929. He always had the highest praise for the ship and felt a special lot for her. Parker died in 1935 during the auction of Olympic's fittings. He did not therefore have an especially long life. His earlier career I don't really know, but I do know that he had been in charge of the liner Homeric before 1928.

For Homeric's history you can do a

www.google.com

search for 'Homeric White Star' and several resources come up. I hope this helps a little Kalman.

Best regards,

Mark.
 

Paul Hilton

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I'm led to believe Capt Parker's grave is located at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking, Surrey--perhaps less well known than the other Titanic connections located there.
Paul