Limited Time Exhibits

Faces of the Florizel - 100th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibit

Admiralty House Communications Museum is looking for relatives of passengers and crew members from the SS Florizel’s final journey.

On February 23, 1918 the SS Florizel left St. John’s for what would be its last journey. What was supposed to be a routine trip from St. John’s to Halifax and then to New York ended in tragedy. Blizzard conditions and miscommunication between the bridge and the engine room caused the vessel to crash into the rocks near Cappahayden, Newfoundland. Of the 137 souls on board, only 44 survived. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the wreck of the SS Florizel, and Admiralty House Communications Museum is creating a new exhibit titled “Faces of the Florizel.”

We are looking for relatives of passengers and crew members from the SS Florizel’s last trip, as well as relatives of those involved with the rescue attempts.

Below is a list of the passengers on the Florizel's last voyage. If you have any information regarding one of these individuals, please contact us at (709) 748-1124 or by email at admiraltyhouse.asstmgr@gmail.com.

Survived:

  • A. Ledingham
  • Ralph Burnham
  • Joseph Stockley
  • Major Sullivan
  • John J.Cleary
  • William A. Parmiter
  • J. P. Kieley
  • William Dodd
  • W.N. Dauphinee
  • Arch. Gardner
  • A.G. Fagan
  • D. Griffiths
  • Miss. Catherine (Kitty) Cantwell
  • Minnie Denief
  • Thomas Whelan

  • G. M. Mullowney
  • J. G. Sparrow
  • Captain Wm. Martin
  • Chief Officer W. James
  • 3rd Officer Philip Jackman
  • 2nd Engineer T. Lumsden
  • 3rd Engineer E. Collier
  • 4th Engineer H. Taylor
  • Cecil Carter, Marconi Operator
  • B. J. Murphy, Assistant Marconi Operator
  • Michael Power, Bosun
  • Jacob Pinsent, Carpenter
  • John Johnson, Pantry Waiter
  • James Dwyer, Waiter
  • Jos. Moore, Cook

  • Fred Roberts, Waiter
  • Edward Timmons, Oiler
  • John Davis, Oiler
  • A. Hatchard, Sailor
  • Hy. Dodd, Waiter
  • Alex. Fleet, Waiter
  • W. Dooley, Sailor
  • Joseph Burry, Sailor
  • Thomas Greene, Sailor
  • George Curtis, Gunner
  • Henry Snow, Waiter
  • Charles Reelis, Waiter
  • Jose Fernandez, Fireman
  • Wm. Molloy, Sailor

Perished:

  • Mr. Edward William Stevenson
  • F. C. Smythe
  • William Chesley Butler
  • William F. Butler
  • Mrs. Minnie Ellis Butler
  • Edgar Froude
  • Robert Wright
  • James Daley
  • Thomas McMurdo McNeil
  • Patrick Laracy
  • James McCoubrey
  • James Miller
  • Annie Dalton
  • Mabel Barrett
  • James H. Baggs
  • Frank Chown
  • Edward Berteau
  • Newman Sellars
  • Charles H. Miller
  • Fred W. Snow
  • John (Jack) Carnell Parsons
  • William J. Moore
  • Michael Connolly
  • John Connolly
  • Gerald St. John
  • William Earle
  • Miss Beaumont
  • Miss Evelyn Trenchard
  • John. S. Munn
  • Miss Betty Munn
  • Michael O’Driscoll
  • George Massie, Scotland

  • Mrs. George Massie
  • Catherine Massie
  • W. E. Bishop, Burin
  • George Parmiter, Hr. Grace
  • Charles Moulton
  • Geo. A. Moulton, St. John’s
  • Capt. O. P. Belleveau, Nova Scotia
  • Capt. Joseph William Kean, St. John’s
  • Joseph Maloney
  • Mrs. Joseph Maloney
  • Jack Maloney
  • William Guzzwell
  • Patrick J. Fitzpatrick, Argentia
  • Andrew Power
  • J. Costello, Conception Harbour
  • Miss Elizabeth Ellen Pelley, Smith’s Sound
  • Edward Greening, Bonavista
  • Peter Guilfoyle, Hr. Grace
  • George Long, St. John’s
  • Leon Nicholle/Leonard Nicholl
  • R. J. Fowler, Cupids
  • Walter J. Richards, LeHave, N.S.
  • Herbert Piercey, Western Bay
  • Charles Howell, Trinity
  • George Puddister, Bay Bulls
  • John Lynch
  • James Crockwell, Bay Bulls
  • James Bartlett, Bay Roberts
  • John Forrest, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
  • John R. King, Second Officer Arichat, Nova Scotia
  • J.V. Reader, Chief Engineer Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Charles Snow, Second Steward St. John’s
  • Miss Margaret Kehoe, Stewardess St. John’s
  • Fred Guthrie, Second Cook Liverpool
  • John L. Mckinnon, Baker Glasgow
  • Ramon Rez, Messroom, Steward Spain
  • Patrick Lynch, Waiter St. John’s
  • Gordon Ivany, Waiter
  • Austin Whitten, Waiter
  • Stanley Squires, Waiter
  • Stanley Foley, Waiter Grey Islands
  • Michael .L. Dunphy, Waiter St. John’s
  • Thomas Hennebury, Oiler St. John’s
  • Alfred Moody, Butcher New Hampshire
  • George Crocker, Sailor Greenspond
  • John Lambert, Sailor St. John’s
  • William Walters, Sailor Trinity
  • Arthur Gover, Sailor Trinity
  • Charles Edward Bailey, Sailor Port Rexton
  • John Power, Sailor Paradise
  • Tore Scarie, Fireman Spain
  • Jose Mendez, Fireman Spain
  • Tomas Garcia, Fireman Spain
  • Francisco Serno, Fireman Spain
  • Manuel Taver, Fireman Spain
  • Manuel Rodriquez, Fireman Spain
  • Alezandro Garncero, Fireman Spain
  • Francisco Nartin, Fireman Spain
  • Gerardo Rodriquez, Fireman Spain
  • Jose Vila, Fireman Spain
  • F. Bequira, Fireman Spain
  • Enrique Rodriquez, Fireman Spain