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Vasilios G. Katavelos

Mr Vassilios Katavelas, 19, a farmer from Áyos Sóstis, Peloponnes, Greece, boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as third class passenger. He travelled to Cherbourg via Marseilles. To reach his destination, 428 Wells Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he bought his third class ticket number 2682 for £7 4s 7d.

Katavelas died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett, #58, and buried at sea on 22 April 1912.

NO. 58. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 18. - HAIR AND COMPLEXION, DARK.

CLOTHING - Dark mixture suit; check shirt; black boots; no marks on body or clothing.

EFFECTS - Purse with 10 c; pocket mirror; comb; key.

THIRD CLASS.

NAME - CATAVELAS VASSILIOS.

His personal effects were received by his brothers (Peter and Panagioti) and his sister (Lansbrimi) on 12/21 September 1912 in Piraeus:

2 memo books
1 purse with 10 cents
1 pocket mirror
1 comb
papers, among which is an Inland order for Railroad journey from New York to Milwaukee.

 

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Vasilios G. Katavelos
Born: circa.1893
Age: 19 years (Male)
Nationality: Greek
Last Residence: in Áyios Sóstis, Greece
Occupation: Farmer
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 2682, £7 4s 7d
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 58)
Buried at Sea on Monday 22nd April 1912

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References and Sources

Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#58)
Coroners Report (Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 41, Vols. 75-76)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)

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(2005) Titanic memorial in Greece
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