Colonel Gracie's Cabin


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Tommy S. Watson

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Hi,

Erm...Just a question. I have the book by Colonel Gracie and in it he describes his stateroom location as being on C-Deck, No. 51.

"My stateroom was an OUTSIDE one on Deck C on the starboard quarter, somewhat abaft amidships. It was No. C, 51." Gracie writes. (Chapter 2, pg 14)

I am a bit confused about this. On my Deck Plans C 51 is an INSIDE cabin. I believe it is across the main companionway from the Fortune? staterooms. I could be wrong. But could somebody clear this up for me. It may just be a mistake made by Gracie but then again...

Thanks, Tommy
 

Dave Gittins

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Something funny here!

The passenger cabin list found on the body of steward Herbert Cave shows Gracie in C51. This is neither an outside cabin nor on the "starboard quarter, somewhat abaft amidships". The same list shows the Fortune party across the corridor, as you say.

It is quite close to the forward first class stairs, as described by Gracie on the same page.
C81 would fit Gracie's description, but that would make Cave wrong. I guess Gracie is allowed a mistake.
 

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Digging further, Gracie says his cabin adjoined C49, occupied by Miss Isham. This also agrees with the Cave list.
 
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