first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn A complete record of the deaths of Scottish seafarers from late Victorian times until 1974 is now available online for the first time .Over 14,000 new records are being made available by National Records of Scotland through ScotlandsPeople from today. They include Deaths of Seamen listing Scots along with other crew members of all nationalities who were serving on British-registered vessels, 1909-1974. This includes crewmen on the Titanic.Also newly-released online today are Returns of Deaths at Sea for the years 1902-1905, completing the record since 1855. They list Scottish seamen, including many fishermen who drowned in Scottish waters, emigrants who did not reach their hoped-for destination and those who served in the Royal Navy.The records also contain hundreds of entries for Scottish sailors, engineers and other crewmen who died in every corner of the world, whether at sea, or in foreign ports or hospitals.Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said:“Scotland is a maritime nation with fascinating stories and an important seafaring history and these new online registers will provide wider access to this heritage. I welcome the addition of this new resource that NRS is making available, which is part of the story of Scotland and will encourage people from across the world and at home to find out more about Scotland’s seafaring heritage”.Tim Ellis, Registrar General and Keeper of the Records of Scotland, said:“The Returns of Deaths of Seamen and Deaths at Sea open a window into the lives of Scots seafarers in the first half of the twentieth century. They reveal the dangers experienced by seamen and passengers alike, and provide useful information for anyone wishing to discover more about their ancestors. Our commitment at National Records of Scotland is to continue to extend digital access to the key records that researchers want.”Case StudiesDeaths of SeamenDeaths of Seamen which list Scots along with other crew members of all nationalities who were serving on British-registered vessels, 1909-1974. The records were compiled by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen and sent to the Registrar General for Scotland.Among those to appear in the new records is William M Murdoch, the Dalbeattie-born First Officer on the fateful maiden voyage of RMS Titanic on 15 April 1912. He appears with 24 other Scottish-born crew members among the 673 men and women listed in the returns. Like most of them, Murdoch was living in Southampton, where the White Star Line was based. The returns do not include passengers, so the majority of those who perished on the Titanic do not appear here.The same is true of the Lusitania, torpedoed by the Germans on 7 May 1915. The Deaths of Seamen list 405 crew members who were killed or drowned, most of whom were from Liverpool or Ireland. Of the 17 who can be definitely identified as Scots, John Thompson or Thomson, an ordinary seaman from Annan, was aged just 15, and serving on the deck crew, while Alfred R Thorn, a waiter, was listed as 50 years old and born in Greenock. Like most of the crew their last place of abode was Liverpool, where the Cunard liner was based.Returns of Deaths at SeaAlso newly-released online are Returns of Deaths at Sea (also known as the ‘Marine Returns’) for the years 1902-1905. These years complete the series beginning in 1855 which is already online through ScotlandsPeople. The returns list Scottish seamen, including many fishermen who drowned in Scottish waters. Some passengers were also reported to the Registrar General for Scotland as having died, including emigrants who did not reach their intended destination.Many of the deaths off the north-west coast of Scotland were of men who drowned after falling or being accidentally knocked overboard from fishing boats. For example, John McIver, aged 34, was a deck hand from Swordale in Lewis, who drowned on 21 Nov 1905 ten miles north-west of Gairloch Head in The Minch. He was working on the Stornoway-registered boat the ‘Grateful’.John McLauchlan was the captain of the steel-hulled sailing ship ‘Durbridge’, with more than 36 years’ experience at sea from the age of 15. After seventeen years on sailing ships he obtained his master’s certificate in 1884. He captained the ‘Durbridge’ on voyages between South Africa, Australia and South America. On 13 December 1902 he died suddenly at sea off the southern tip of Africa. The report by the next most senior officer of how he found the captain dead in his cabin is recorded in the Deaths at Sea.The Returns of Deaths at Sea include poignant entries that throw light on the experience of Scots emigrants and those who worked abroad in scattered parts of the British Empire.For example in 1927 John Robertson, aged two years, died in 1927 on the ship ‘Orsova’ in the Gulf of Aden. His father had a job for life working as a painter on the Forth Bridge, but decided to emigrate with his wife Jeannie . Tragically they lost their elder son just a few weeks into the long voyage to Australia.Although the records are a grim catalogue of sudden deaths far from home, not every story ended badly. In October 1901 it was reported that the vessel ‘Fire Queen’ had lost one of its crew north of Ailsa Craig off the Ayrshire coast. Peter Hughes, a fireman aged 30 from Glasgow, was missing presumed drowned on 18 October. A few months later a letter was sent to the master of the ‘Fire Queen’: ‘You will be surprised to learn that your supposed drowned Fireman Peter Hughes has turned up. His wife has had two letters from him one enclosing a P.O. [postal order] for 10 s/-. The letters are from London. These are facts which I have had verified.’Royal NavyWhen HMS Hood was sunk by the German warship Bismarck in the Battle of the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1941, all but three of the 1,421 crew died. Among them was William Conchie, aged 16 years and 10 months. One of the three survivors was a Scot, Midshipman William Dundas.On 17 January 1942 HMS Matabele (G26) was on escort duty with Arctic Convoy PQ-8, when she was sunk by the German submarine U-454. All but two of the crew of 238 perished in the ice-cold waters. The returns of death include this page listing nine Scots. The returns also include the names of some of the many merchant seamen who died on the Arctic Convoys and on wartime service elsewhere.Examples of the records covering the deaths of seamen on well-known ships, during the Second World War, including the Athenia and Lancastria, can be found on the ScotlandsPeople websitelast_img read more

first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Ohio State and Florida joined Big East powers Syracuse and Louisville in advancing to the regional finals of the 2012 NCAA tournament on Thursday. Here’s a recap of Thursday’s NCAA tournament games:East RegionalOhio State 81 — Cincinnati 66Deshaun Thomas scored 26 points and teammate Jared Sullinger had 23 points and 11 rebounds, as second-seeded Ohio State beat Cincinnati 81-66 on Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals in Boston. The sixth-seeded Bearcats trailed 37-25 at halftime and never seriously threatened after getting within four points early in the second half. About Connatix V56892 1/1 Auto (360p) 360pcenter_img About Connatix V56892 720p HD Aaron Craft added 11 points, five assists and six steals for the Buckeyes (30-7), who advanced to play Syracuse in the East Regional final on Saturday. Lenzelle Smith, Jr. chipped in 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting for Ohio State.Cashmere Wright scored 18 points for Cincinnati (26-11), while teammate Sean Kilpatrick added 15 points.Syracuse 64 — Wisconsin 63C.J. Fair had 15 points and seven rebounds as top-seeded Syracuse beat Wisconsin 64-63 on Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals in Boston. The fourth-seeded Badgers had two shots to win in the final seconds, but Jordan Taylor missed a 3-point attempt and Mike Bruesewitz’s follow-up was no good.Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine scored 14 points for the Orange (34-2), who advanced to play Ohio State in the East Regional final on Saturday. Dion Waiters added 13 points for Jim Boeheim’s team, which advanced to a regional final for the first time since 2003.Taylor and Jared Berggren each scored 17 points for the Badgers (26-10), who kept themselves in the game by making 14-of-27 3-point shot attempts. West RegionalFlorida 68 – Marquette 58Bradley Beal had 21 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots, and Florida beat third-seeded Marquette 68-58 Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals in Phoenix. The seventh-seeded Gators were up six points at halftime and extended the lead to 14, before the Golden Eagles rallied late, then faded.Both Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker added 11 points each as Florida (26-10) advanced to play Louisville on Saturday in the West Regional final. The Florida-Louisville match-up will pit Gators’ head coach Billy Donovan against the Cardinals’ Rick Pitino, whom Donovan served under as an assistant at Kentucky and played for at both Providence College and the New York Knicks of the NBA.Big East Player of the Year Jae Crowder had 15 points and five rebounds for Marquette (27-8), while teammate Darius Johnson-Odom added 14 points. The Golden Eagles shot just 31 percent (20-65) from the field for the game.Louisville 57 — Michigan State 44 Gorgui Dieng had seven blocked shots and Louisville beat top-seeded Michigan State 57-44 Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals in Phoenix. With the victory, coach Rick Pitino’s fourth-seeded Cardinals advanced to play Florida on Saturday in the West Regional final.Chane Behanan scored 15 points for Louisville (29-9), whose defensive pressure forced the Spartans (29-8) into shooting 28 percent from the field (14 for 49), including 5-of-21 from behind the 3-point line. Dieng made sure that there were no easy attempts inside the paint, either. He added nine rebounds and five points to his impressive block total.Senior Draymond Green had 13 points and 16 rebounds in his last game for Michigan State. Teammate Brandon Wood added 14 points for Tom Izzo’s Big Ten championship squad. 1080p HDlast_img read more

first_imgStriker Sergio Aguero scored his 50th goal in European club competitions as Manchester City romped to a record 4-0 victory over Feyenoord in their Champions League Group F clash at De Kuip on Wednesday.Defender John Stones bagged a brace of headed goals and Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus netted the other as City inflicted the heaviest-ever home defeat in UEFA club football on the Dutch champions and former European Cup holders.Aguero reached his milestone with a typically clinical finish from Kyle Walker’s cross as City made a fast start to the game, scoring three times in the opening 25 minutes to stun their hosts and kill off the contest.Feyenoord, playing in the Champions League group stage for the first time in 15 years, never seriously troubled City goalkeeper Ederson who had recovered sufficiently to play, albeit with a rugby-style scrum cap, after receiving a boot to the face from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane in a 5-0 Premier League win on Saturday.Stones had the visitors in front inside two minutes when he headed David Silva’s cross from a short corner through the legs of Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena at the back post.Vilhena had scored when Feyenoord claimed a 1-0 victory over Manchester United almost a year ago to the day in last season’s Europa League group stages, but this time was left red-faced by his inability to keep the ball out of the net.Aguero’s precise finish doubled City’s advantage eight minutes later as they peppered the Feyenoord goal with shots and starved the home side of possession.They were rewarded with a third goal when in-form forward Jesus tapped home after Benjamin Mendy’s fierce drive from outside the box was only parried by Feyenoord goalkeeper Brad Jones.The home defence stood like statues expecting an offside flag that was never lifted and replays showed the match officials had made the correct call.Aguero came close to a second goal when his close-range effort from a low cross went wide.The visitors deservedly got their fourth as they kept up the pressure on the home defence, who again lost concentration from a City short corner and allowed Stones to this time power his header into the net from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross.last_img read more

first_img Rafinha and his wife Carolina Santana 10 Philipp Lahm and Claudia Lahm – scroll through the gallery to see more Bayern Munich players enjoying Oktoberfest with their wives and partners Thomas Muller with his wife Lisa Joshua Kimmich with his girlfriend Lina Meyer 10 Kingsley Coman and his wife Sephora Thiago Alcantara and his wife Julia Vigas Xabi Alonso and his wife Nagore Aranburu 10 It has become an annual tradition and it’s one the Bayern players appear to enjoy.Each year in Munich the players, along with their wives and partners attend Oktoberfest, sip a few beers and pose for pictures in traditional lederhosen.Here is a selection of players at the 2016 event. Douglas Costa and his wife Louisa Ramos 10 10 10 10 10 Mats Hummels and his wife Cathy Fischer Arjen Robben and his wife Bernadien Eillert 10 10last_img read more