[SS "Koombana": list of crew as per copy of Articles at shipping office, Fremantle, Adelaide Steamship Company, April 1912. provided to the author by Jean Northover, City Beach, Western Australia]

THE CREW AGE BIRTHPLACE

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F.S. Peacock, third officer 27 Edinburgh

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["Six Days Out", The West Australian, March 27, 1912]

"Thomas, the third mate of the steamer, lately accepted a position with the Fremantle Harbour Trust, and Peacock, second mate of the Bullarra, took his place on the Koombana."

["Story of the Koombana", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 31 March 1912, page 12]

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F. G. Peacock, third officer;

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["The Crew", The West Australian, Wednesday 03 April 1912, page 7]

The following is the complete crew which left with the vessel, according to the records in the Adelaide Co.'s office:--

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Thomas M. Allen, master.

N. C. Jamieson, chief officer.

W. R. A. Kinley, second officer.

F. G. Peacock, third officer.

F. H. Harris, purser.

J. Levins, boatswain.

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["The Koombana", The West Australian, Friday 12 April 1912, page 7]

OFFICIAL LIST OF CREW

The following official list of the names of the crew who signed on the s.s. Koombana's articles and who were supposed to have gone in the vessel is supplied by the Shipping Master of Fremantle (Captain T. W. Smith). The age, birthplace, and capacity of each member is given:--

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F. S. Peacock, 27, Edinburgh, third mate;

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["Social and Personal", Straits Times (Singapore), Saturday 13 May 1912, page 8]

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It is understood that Mr. Peacock, who will be remembered as a first officer in the service of the Straits Steamship Co., was third mate on the steamer Koombana which disappeared with all hands in the recent big typhoon off the north-west coast of Australia. Mr. Peacock was a native of Musselburgh, Scotland.

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[Barker, Malcolm, 2001, The Truth Is So Precious, Success Print, Perth, Western Australia, page 52]

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Other crew newly signed on for this trip were noticed:

Name Rank Age Place of Birth

F Peacock 3rd Officer 27 Edinburgh, Scotland

J Levins Bosín 33 Drogheda, Ireland

M Dwyer A.B. 25 Dungarvan,Ireland

P Jenkins A.B. 25 Stirling, Scotland

J McGuckin A.B. 35 Harrington, England

F Gunning A.B. 32 Bristol, England

F Herbert Fireman 18 Victoria, Australia

A de Montfort Fireman 25 Jersey Island

T Taylor Fireman 31 Dundee, Scotland

A Bryant Fireman 31 Victoria,Australia

H Stanberg Second Cook 28 Sweden

J Jackson Kitchenman 22 Belfast, Ireland

S Reynolds Steward 27 Adelaide, Australia

W Smith Steward 22 Clapton, England

AB notes:

newly recruited, according to Barker

[Wreck of the KOOMBANA - letters re men's estates, Correspondence between the office of the Chief Harbourmaster, Fremantle, and the families of lost crewmembers, Harbour and Lights Department, 1912. State Records Office of Western Australia, AN16/5 Cons 1056 Item 062]

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Letter from the Fremantle office of the ASS Coy, 19th April, 1912.

Capt. T. W. Smith,

Shipping Master,

Representative of the Board of Trade,

Fremantle.

Dear Sir,

Referring to our letter of 17th. inst.,

under cover of which we sent you a cheque for £461-4-0 for

ss "KOOMBANA" (missing) wages to 31st. March 1912, please note

that we wish to page wages of the following officers, viz;-

T. M. Allen, Master £29-12 -0

N. C. Jamieson, Chief Officer 15 -4 -0

W. R. A. Kinley Second Officer 12 -16 -0

P. S. Peacock Third Officer 10 -8 -0

A. Wassell Second Engineer 12 -13 -4

J. G. Arrow Fifth Engineer 9 -12 -0

Please refund this amount to us out of the moneys held in trust

by you on our account in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

[signature illegible, but probably Moxon]

Manager for W. A.

[Wreck of the KOOMBANA - letters re men's estates, Correspondence between the office of the Chief Harbourmaster, Fremantle, and the families of lost crewmembers, Harbour and Lights Department, 1912. State Records Office of Western Australia, AN16/5 Cons 1056 Item 062]

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The Adelaide Steamship Co. Limited

Port Adelaide, 10th January, 1913.

T. W. Smith Esq,

Shipping Master,

Harbor & Light Dept,

Fremantle.

Dear Sir,-

In reply to your favor fo the 18th. ultimo. re addresses

of relatives of the following who were lost in the "Koombana", I

have to advise as under:-

N. C. Jamieson. Late Chief Officer

Mrs. Jamieson. (Mother)

53 Verdon Street,

Williamstown. Vic.

F. S. Peacock. Late 3rd. Officer.

Mr. J. S. Peacock. (Brother)

2 Craighouse Road

Morningside,

Edinburgh. Scotland.

Mrs. Freer Late Stewardess.

Mrs. Jeanes. (Niece).

Martin Street,

Birkenhead. South Australia.

Yours faithfully,

[signature unclear]

ACTING MARINE SUPERINTENDENT.