Dowell, John

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Personal Details

Name: John Dowell
Position/Rank:Captain
Ethnicity:Sandness Shetland Is, Scotland
Date of Birth:12/12/1870
Date of Death:25/07/1911
Age at Death:
Location of Death:Tumbledown Bay, Banks Peninsula

Vessel

Name:Schooner Bell Flower
Date of Accident:25/07/1911
Location of Accident:Tumbledown Bay, Banks Peninsula
See also:
  • Dowell, John
Further Info:Further information in New Zealand Shipwrecks 1795 to 1960. Page 314. Peter Dowell (John was Peters grandfathers brother) submitted: John originated from a seafaring Shetland family and came out to NZ with his father John Dowell Snr in 1904 on a schooner called the Privateer. Peter has extensive information on the Dowell's and the vessels they served on throughout NZ waters from approximately 1900-1950. If you would like further information he is more than happy to provide copies, email: pdowell@xtra.co.nz.

Comments

John Dowell's tombstone was erected in Tumbledown Bay after his body was found washed ashore, and still remains on the beach at Tumbledown Bay.

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