Capt Bernard Copp


Captain Copp was master of the "Mexican" when in thick fog north bound and 80 miles from Cape Town she was involved in a collision with the "Winkfield", owned by Lawther, Lata & Co. and on her maiden voyage.   

The "Winkfield" suffered only minor damage and stood by the "Mexican" taking on board all crew and passengers and the mail, the "Mexican" stayed afloat for twelve hours.   

At the subsequent inquiry both masters were exonerated of all blame

Service Record

From

To

American

4th Officer

7/1877

7/1878

Arab

3rd Officer

5/1879

8/1880

Anglian

2nd Officer

6/1881

3/1882

Nubian

2nd Officer

6/1882

1884

Anglian

2nd Officer

9/1884

1/1886

Roman

2nd Officer

3/1886

4/1886

Roman

Chief Officer

4/1886

1887

Arab

Chief Officer

3/1887

1887

Pretoria

Chief Officer

10/1887

1888

Spartan

Chief Officer

8/1888

5/1890

Roman

Master

7/1890

11/1890

Roman

Master

2/1894

6/1894

Athenian

Master

8/1894

1/1897

Goorkha

Master

1898


Arab

Master

8/1898


Mexican

Master

6/1899

4/1900

Retired

1908

Aged 50

Master of Mexican - 1900

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