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Roll of Honour

Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Farrer, Abraham

Chief Engineer

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, Wednesday, July 30th, 1879:
DROWNING OF A HARTLEPOOL MARINE ENGINEER AT SULINA. Intelligence has been received at Hartlepool to the effect that Mr Abraham Farrer, chief engineer sorew-steamer Parthenon, was drowned whilst lying at Sulina on the 21st inst. The deceased, who was very short sighted, was going along a gangway, to get on board his ship, when he missed his footing and fell into the water, and although two native divers sprang in to the rescue, he never again rose to the surface, there being a strong undercurrent. Deceased, who was a native of Yorkshire, had served his time at Middleton Ironworks, and subsequently sailed out the port for some twenty years, and we regret to say that he leaves a widow and four children.