Best, William

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Personal Details

Name: William Best
Position/Rank:Captain
Ethnicity:NZ?
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:Believed 04/01/1891
Age at Death:
Location of Death:Vessel last seen steaming from Lusitania Bay 03/01/1891.

Vessel

Name:SS Kakanui (on Government Charter).
Date of Accident:Believed 04/01/1891
Location of Accident:Macquarie Islands
See also:
Further Info:Further information in New Zealand Shipwrecks 1795 to 1960. Page 243.

Comments

Vessel believed lost with all hands the day after leaving Macquarie Islands on the 03/01/1891. Nineteen lives were lost.
Vessel - Photograph in New Zealand Shipwrecks 1795 to 1960 opposite page 217.

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