Old Photograph Public Park Dalbeattie Scotland

Old photograph of the Public Park in Dalbeattie in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. This Scottish town is famed for its granite industry and for being the home town of William McMaster Murdoch First Officer of the RMS Titanic. Born from a family of sailors, William was an officer of the Royal Naval Reserve; he was employed by the White Star Line in 1900 and quickly rose to the rank of officer. In 1903, his leadership became recognized when he avoided a collision with the Arabic. In April 1912, Murdoch served as First Officer aboard the RMS Titanic. He is notable as the officer in charge on the bridge the night when the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. He was one of the 1,500 people who died in the disaster.

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