16 February 2010

A Brave Deed Rewarded

Reported in the New York Times on this day in 1936: E.J.R. Pollitt is named second officer of the R.M.S. Queen Mary.

Two years earlier, Pollitt led the rescue of the captain and crew of the sinking British freighter, Usworth, in the North Atlantic. Cunard White Star promoted the seaman from third officer and assigned him to the new ship in recognition of his bravery on that occasion.

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