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April 02, 2005


Douglas M. Bingham

A few corrections concerning the men of LV 117 Nantucket Lightship .

Of the 4 "survivors , Capt( Master ) Brathwaite did suffer fatal injuries and passed on only a few short months after the collision .

The "oiler" Laurent U. Roberts survived and was sent to LV 106 Relief on Nantucket Shoals .He later was transferred to CG Base , Boston .

The Radio Operator , Clifton Mosher survived and transferred to the USCG in 1939 , and reportedly was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer before retiring in 1957 (?) .

The 4th person , who remains un-named has an uncertain status .

DM Bingham
Lightship Researcher
American Lighthouse Foundation
Raynham , Mass.

Robert Grove

In fact, Braithwaite suffered serious injuries and died about 5 months after the incident at his home in Cambridge, MA, never fully recovering from his injuries. Clifton Mosher's testimony to the Congressional investigating committe was instrumental in securing the judgement against the White Star Line. Mosher returned to active duty. He later retired to New Smyrna Beach Florida where he passed in 1976. I was privledged to have had numerous conversations with him about the 117 incident. Roberts eventually was assigned to the shipyard in Charlestown, MA. People who knew him and worked closely say that Roberts was haunted by the 117 incident and became withdrawn during his final time in Charlestown. The collission with the 117 was the end for the Olympic. Upon inspection, the collision had seriouslu cracked the propeller shaft and housing. With transatlantic ship travel waining, it was decided that, rather than repair her, Olympic would be scrapped.

Robert Grove

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