Henry Smith Craven was a clerk in the Civil Service who became a purser on the SS Orduna, an ocean liner built in 1913-14 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company. Henry, who was responsible for navigating the ship, sailed across the Atlantic and spoke four languages. He died around 1916.
Name of contributor(s)Judith Hamilton-Hayden
Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate toHenry Smith Craven
Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place1916
Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took placePanama
Object(s)Photographs of Henry: one on the SS Orduña, one in uniform, one in civilian clothing and two in sports teams.
Community Collection DayKing's High School, Warwick (08/06/18)