News from 1936: Death of Capt Musgrave

Mark Baber

Jul 4, 2000
MAB note: What I have from contemporary sources indicates that Capt. Kelk,
not Capt. Musgrave, was Southland's commander when she was sunk in 1917.

The West Australian (Perth), 29 September 1936
Retrieved from the National Library of Australia web site,

Captain Thomas Ernest Musgrave, a former White Star Line master, died in
England recently. At one time he was in command of the Ceramic, which is
well known in the Australian trade. One of the outstanding events in a
varied career was his service in the Southland. He was in command of the
ship when she was used as a troopship and when she was torpedoed near Torre
Island in 1917. He was also in command of the Haverford at the landing at


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