George Alexander Forbes

George Alexander Forbes married my great-aunt in 1894. He was a master-mariner, and this page will eventually have a list of the ships he served on and commanded.

Nearly all info about George Forbes has been gleaned from the Maritime Museum courtesy of a very kind gentleman who visited the museum for us.

Date of Birth October 21st 1852 at Portsea, Hampshire

Father: John Forbes, also a master mariner. How George came to move from Hampshire to Sunderland where he began his maritime career, is unknown. Known Addresses (Taken from exam applications and marriage certificate)

December 5th 1876 - 1 Maritime Street, Sunderland
May 31st 1881 - 23 Marsden Street, South Shields
November 28th 1884 - John Clay Street, Westoe, South Shields
November 28th 1894 - 6 Mary Street, Sunderland

Ships sailed upon

Vencedora - 28441 - May 28th 1868 - May 5th 1874

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