Lowe and behold! A coincidence?

Jim Currie

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I was thumbing through Inger Sheil's excellent book "Titanic Valour -The Life of Fifth Officer Harold Lowe" when I came across this bit:

" Next came the Ormsary, a four masted barque. Lowe joined her in March, 1903".

I read that twice, just to be sure. What a coincidence!

Almost exactly 50 years to the day, I too joined a ship named the Ormsary. She too was an SS. Not a Sailing Ship like the one Lowe joined, but a Steam Ship. There is even a Welsh bit to the tale... I joined the in Port Talbot. Wales in March, 1953. Here's the extract from my old Discharge Book:
Jim C.
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