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Lot 30: Captain H. J. Haddock

100th Anniversary Titanic Auction

by RR Auction

December 16, 2012

Amherst, NH, USA

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Description: A seaman's Continuous Certificate of Discharge was presented to the ship's master when the seaman signed on. It recorded: the name of ship and official number; date and place of engagement; date and place of discharge; description of voyage and the stamp or signature of Master. Continuous Certificate of Discharge for Robert J. Walker, 4.5 x 6.25, 24 pages, issued circa 1906. First two pages contain Walker's personal and physical information, as well as his signature. Following pages contain 42 entries for the vessels Walker served upon. Among them are the Cedric, under Captain H. J. Haddock, the first captain of the Titanic, who has signed an entry on page 6. Haddock commanded her in Belfast before her delivery to the White Star Line; ten entries for service aboard the Lusitania; and two entries for the S.S. Baltic, with stamped signatures of Captain E. J. Smith. In very good condition, with expected wear and soiling and fragile binding. An incredibly rare document associated to both Titanic captains

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