William Wilson Duncan

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  • Rank: Second Engineer
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  • Regiment/Service: S.S. Morning
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  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 60
  • Date of Death: 24.12.1915
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  • Address: 111 Princes Street, Dundee
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More about William Wilson Duncan

The S. S. Morning was a Dundee Whaling ship built in Norway in 1871. She was part of the 1911 British Antarctic expedition to search for the Discovery.  On December 24th,  1915 she foundered with all but two of her crew while carrying arms to Russia. Captain Smith and the second mate survived.

S.S. Morning  was a British cargo steamer of 452grt that foundered 50nm NE of the Faroes,  December 1915 when on route from Queenstown for Archangel.

William W. Duncan   Second Engineer   SS Morning

DUNCAN—In memory of William W Duncan, drowned by the sinking of the SS Morning, December 1915.  – Inserted by his friend, L.M.B.

Dundee People’s Journal 30th December 1916

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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