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julian atkins01/06/2019 00:07:11
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I have a very clear recollection of 5th Officer Harold Lowe of the Titanic having something published in ME in the 1950s.

The online index hasn't helped to find this again,

My own MEs are substantial but have a few gaps but I have previously (some many years ago) read all the bound volumes.

Does anyone else recall such a contribution, and if they can please help please, especially with the details and perhaps the actual text?

Many thanks in anticipation,

Julian

JasonB01/06/2019 06:57:44
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Only mention I can find of that name is 2869

"Driver Harold Lowe with his model train at Chessington Zoo"

 

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Nicholas Farr01/06/2019 08:01:47
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Hi, further to Jason's post, this is in "Smoke Rings" and there doesn't seem to be any other reference to it.

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Regards Nick.

Nicholas Farr01/06/2019 08:16:32
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Hi, there is an article about the "Titanic Disaster" by Oliver Smith in issue 3171 Vol. 126. 1962 page 495. So whether it was commented in a later issue in the Postbag pages I don't know, as I don't have any of the early 60's issues.

Regards Nick.

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Neil Wyatt01/06/2019 08:51:41
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I found a letter from an E.H.Lowe, doubtless someone else, but it and an accompanying letter are interesting from 60 years later!

Any nuclear powered Tiches out there?

Neil

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Neil Wyatt01/06/2019 08:55:59
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Posted by Nicholas Farr on 01/06/2019 08:01:47:

Hi, further to Jason's post, this is in "Smoke Rings" and there doesn't seem to be any other reference to it.

harold lowe001.jpg

Regards Nick.

That's from 1941, when he would be nearly 60 and living in North Wales, so probably not the same Harold Lowe, alas.

Also,he died in 1944, so the chance of him having written to ME in 1950 is a little slim.

Neil

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lowe

Ady101/06/2019 09:13:40
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3180 postbag has a 4th officers letter

Nicholas Farr01/06/2019 10:00:54
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 01/06/2019 08:55:59:
Posted by Nicholas Farr on 01/06/2019 08:01:47:

Hi, further to Jason's post, this is in "Smoke Rings" and there doesn't seem to be any other reference to it.

harold lowe001.jpg

Regards Nick.

That's from 1941, when he would be nearly 60 and living in North Wales, so probably not the same Harold Lowe, alas.

Also,he died in 1944, so the chance of him having written to ME in 1950 is a little slim.

Neil

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lowe

Hi Niel, but that picture is in issue 2869 17th May 1956, as per Jason's reference, so whether it creep in for no good reason I don't know.

Regards Nick.

julian atkins01/06/2019 23:56:01
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Thank you all for your posts.

Yes, it has been pointed out to me that Lowe died in the 1944 so obviously my memory is faulty.

I can recall 4th Officer Joseph Boxhall's mentions in ME, though I am missing the relevant section of ME from around April 1962 - though have read it many years ago - and it wasn't Boxhall I am recalling, unless I am very mistaken again.

A search of Titanic in the archive comes up with a number of bits about Boxhall, but I still do have a clear recollection from something at sometime by Lowe. Retiring to the North Wales coast . Boxhall retired to Christchurch/Bournemouth.

Thanks again.

Cheers,

Julian

Neil Wyatt02/06/2019 08:14:32
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The Wikipedia article has a biography with links to more detail.

Neil

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