16 June, 2015

The Coincidence Of How The Queen Elizabeth Ships Captains Both Died On The Same Day

Queen Elizabeth ship approaching New York
Queen Elizabeth ship approaching New York 1950s or 1940s
I was reading about the Queen Elizabeth ship, launched on September 27, 1938, and, guess what? I found a coincidence!

Amazingly two of the former captains of the ship died on the same day - 28th of March 1967.

Captain George E Cove, 77, died in Liverpool and Captain Sir James Bisset, who also commanded the Queen Mary, died in Portsmouth.

And strangely, the current captain at that time, Commodore Geoffrey T Mar, fell on the bridge and broke his ankle as the liner approached New York - on the very same day

So a little cluster of coincidences or synchros. I noticed them because my wife's birthday is on the 28th of March and the number 67 has associations with this blog's name,

Going back to the captains who died. I also read that James Bisset was on duty on the Cunard Liner, Carpathia, in the North Atlantic, on the evening of the 14th of April 1912, when distress calls were received from the Titanic.

The Carpathia led rescue operations until 8:30 a.m on the morning of the 15th of April when she then set sail for New York with 703 Titanic passengers aboard.

Interesting how one thing leads to another ...

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