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)
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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