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Captain John Pritchard

Captain John Pritchard, Cunard Captains and Chiefs, 1905.

Captain John Pritchard, Cunard Captains and Chiefs, 1905. GGA Image ID # 12e99a7251

CAPTAIN JOHN PRITCHARD is master of the fast mail steamer Campania, one of the cracks of the Cunard Line. He has served the Company loyally and well in all grades since he first wore the lion badge, in April, 25 years ago. His later commands include the Carinthia, engaged as a transport during the Boer War; the Saxonia and Ivernia, in the Boston service; the Lucania and the Campania, on the New York route.

Capt. John Pritchard Passes Away (February 1922) The death is announced of the famous Atlantic seaman, Captain John Pritchard, ex- Commodore of the Cunard fleet. He commanded no fewer than fourteen big Cunarders, including the Mauretania on her maiden voyage. As master of the Caronia, he took soundings of Ambrose Channel at the entrance to New York Harbor and this channel was officially opened by him.

A Voyage under the Command of Captain John Pritchard

Passenger Manifest, Cunard Line Mauretania 1909 Liverpool to New York

1908-04-11 RMS Mauretania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 11 April 1908
  • Route: Liverpool to New York
  • Commander: Captain John Pritchard


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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.