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Masters, Mates & Pilots


In the course of my research I have come across many interesting American-Hawaiian Steamship Company officers that had the good fortune to survive the Second World War relatively unscathed. Others were a major influence on the officers I’ve profiled, but retired or passed away prior to the war.

As such, they are not accounted for in my detailed pages on American-Hawaiian’s losses during the war. I have decided to expand the scope of the site and have added this new ‘Masters, Mates and Pilots’ section to tell their stories in times of both war and peace.

In some cases I’ve been lucky enough to find, or be found by their families, which allows me to provide much more information. In other cases the profiles may initially be just as much information as I am able to scrape together on my own.

I hope you find their stories as interesting as I have.

Below is a partial list of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. officers I have been able to identify. I have included links for those men that I have profiled to date.

Allen, George B. Gaidsick, Charles T. Moyes, Roy
Anderson, C.E. Gaidsick, Fred C. Munkasey, Frank
Bailey, George W. Gaidsick, Joseph A. Murphy, Robert H.
Bamforth, Albert Gates, Samuel A. Nash, C. E.
Bamforth, Charles N. Gauthier, Donovan I.
Neilson, Larz D.
Beaumont, Dennis R. Greenlaw, Edwin E. Nelson, Nels E.
Bennett, David L.* Griffiths, Graham Nelson, Oscar J.
Blackett, Geoffrey H. Grundy, George Oglivie, Andrew D.
Boyer, John N. Hager, Mel
O'Laughlin, Ross E. Jr.
Brower, W.C. Hansen, Hans B. Oliver, Ralph A.
Brown, Cyrus L. Hansen, John N. Overland, Oscar
Buell, Oliver F. Hansen, K. Petersen, Frederick
Carlisle, L.A. Hardwick, Edward M. Pierce, Robert M.
Carlson, John G. Harrison, S.C. Raphael, Coleman
Carter, John I. Hassel, Edward Reichel, James R.
Cates, Edson B. Hassell, D.W. Roberts, Frank H.
Cates, Robert P.* Johnson, Edwin E. Rogers, Orrick M.
Clark, Charles R. Jones, Paul R. Rosol, Emil**
Coas, Gardner A. Knight, G.B. Scorah, William F.M.
Conners, Bernard E. Lavergy, Louis B. Shigley, Murvin E.
Cook, Seabury Lewis, Thomas N. Slater, William B.
Coughlin, Dan J. Luosey, Thomas D.
Smith, Dana H.
Dancy, Dan Lyons, William Spelker, Joseph H.
Dickie, Rodman L. Manning, Earl F. Strong, Walter M.
Dorcey, William J. Martin, Joseph L. Sutton, Edwin S.
Dowling, Harold W.* McCollom, James C. Thompson, James L.
Eaton, Harold G. McDonough, Dewer Wright Jr. Tiedermann, Hollie
Forsyth, Enoch A. McGahan, Charles H. Wilson, Woodrow
Foster, Cyril A.* McKenzie, James Wochos, J.J.
Frye, Kenneth P. Melanson, George E. Wood, Francis Dudley

Millington, Walter R. Wood, Harold Richard

Morgan, Lee M. Zimmerman, John

* In process with the upcoming page on the SS Oregonian's loss.

** In process with the upcoming page on the SS William D. Burnham's loss.