Capt Francis Presto Gruzelier

Service Record



Carnarvon Castle




Application for 2nd Mate’s Exam dated 12 March 1869 when he was 19

2nd Mate’s Certificate dated 17 March 1869

1st Mate’s Certificate dated 22 July 1871

Master’s Certificate dated 12 March 1875

I received the following post on Facebook from his great grand daughter,

Lynne Wise:

Having read the defence of Capt Dyer it reminded me of my great grandfather Capt Francis Gruzelier who was struck and killed by a swinging lifeboat when he went to help with an evacuation off the coast of Spain on the 9th December 1916 he was buried at sea.

They were en route to Liverpool from Durban with supplies for war effort.

I would like to find the name of that ship, they were being harassed by Germans.

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