Personal Stories

Some of those who survived the sinking of the Britannia had their own stories to relate.  In some cases they wrote their own personal accounts, others were recorded in shorter articles or have had their stories researched.  There are websites about some of them, and in the articles below there are links to these websites.

 

Was rescued from Lifeboat No 12 by the Cabo de Hornos.

Spent five days on Lifeboat Number Three and was rescued by the Cabo de Hornos.

Was rescued by the Cabo de Hornos, most likely from Lifeboat Number Three.

Survived the journey across the Atlantic on Lifeboat Number Seven, but died on the boat when they were in sight of the coast of Brazil.

Was picked up by the Cabo de Hornos from the '2nd Raft'.

Was picked up by the Cabo de Hornos from the '1st Raft', and encouraged the captain to keep searching for survivors.

Was picked up by the Cabo de Hornos from the '2nd Raft' after being bitten by a shark when the ship was in sight.

the personal account of Alfred Warren

After his story was published, an old lady sent him a Postal Order for One Shilling

Some family photgraphs and his stay on Tenerife

Reached the coast of Brazil after 23 days in Lifeboat Number Seven, and later wrote a book about his experiences.