b. 1870 Hull,
St. Peter's Church, Drypool 30.12.1892
Emmy, Vida, Sylvia, David
Memorials Commission website states that he died on board the S.S.
Humber. A maritime archives list showed that the Humber, of
280 g.r.t. (gross tonnage), defensively armed, was torpedoed without
warning, two miles east of Sunderland on 25.1.1918 and sunk by a
submarine with the loss of seven crew, including the master who was
Captain David Cook, aged 48.
Epworth Bells newspaper, Feb. 1918. Entry for Feb.
"A memorial service to the memory of the late Captain
David Cook, of a certain steamship which was sunk off
Sunderland early this month, took place on Sunday
evening in the Parish Church. The sacred edifice
was quite full, the deceased being well known and
respected. Hymns, psalms and lessons were
especially selected and the vicar preached a most
comforting sermon. At the close the National
Anthem was sung and the organist played the sailors'
- he is berthed in Victoria Dock, Hull. He was then master of
the "Mary, a steamship of 52 tons, engaged in coastal trade.
His engineer was John Thomas Wilson, probably his cousin, and the
mate was a David Andrews.
- Captain of the barge "Elizabeth."
For more information, click here for Wrecksite
"The Dangerous Dawn" by Chris
the story of the wreck of the S.S. Humber
Captain David Cook and the S.S. Humber
an article by Kathleen Gooding
married Frank Robinson and farmed first at East Ferry and then at
Scotter. I remember Dad telling me once that Vida was a
bit of an eccentric and lived alone in a cottage in some woods,
miles from anywhere." (Kathleen Gooding, nee Cook, 2009)
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