I need help finding info on James Dobbins. I found this name on only one list as a crew member and another as a third class passenger.I also found a story about a James Dobbins who was killed during the launch after being trapped beneath the hull. Does anyone have any info on him?
Hmmm.... I've been looking at crew for a while and he's never cropped up on any of my lists, he neverhad an obituary in southampton newspaper if he died I have a street by street list of the crew who died but it will take me a while to look through it as its not alphabetical!
Hi,Jemma I'm new at the message board,and fairly new to Titanic research,so I don't have a lot of info yet. In Walter Lords "A Night To Remember" he has a James Dobbins listed as a third class passenger. My family originaly came from Ireland, and Dobbins was their name so it got me interested. Any help you could give me would be great. as I said,I'm new at this and haven't got a lot of resources yet. Thanks so much, Mona
James (Jimmy) Dobbins never should have made it on to any of Titanic's passenger lists. He was employed by Harland and Wolfe, and killed May 31,1911, during the launching of Titanic. I believe he was the only person killed during the launch if that helps at all.
Kelly,hi, thanks for the info. the reason I was wondering if he was a passenger was because I found his name on the list in Walter Lords book. I didn't know if there were 2 James Dobbins, one who died during construction and one who was a passenger in third class. thanks alot. Mona
Mona, You repeatedly say that Walter Lord has a James Dobbins listed in ANTR as a 3rd Class passenger. James Dobbins is not listed as a 3rd Class passenger in any of the several copies I have of Walter's book.