Samvern shipwreck file

Scope and Content

Original file labelled " Samvern Shipwreck File."

  • Crew list detailing crew names, ratings, addresses and next of kin and annotated with either "S" or "M" next to each name;
  • list of survivors picked up by L.S.T. 239, annotated with handwritten details of injuries sustained and positions at the time of explosion as well as a list of questions about the events;
  • notes made by senior officers concerning the whereabouts of personnel at the time of explosion;
  • copies of correspondence to be sent to next of kin;
  • documentation and correspondence regarding payments for survivors and to next of kin;
  • list of names with heading "E. Forms Signed."