Reported this day in 1946:
LEAP FROM STEAMER
The identity of the man who jumped overboard from the Red Funnel steamer, Duchess of Cornwall, about a mile off Cowes last night when the steamer was on her way from the Isle of Wight to Southampton, has been established as Thomas Heron, 21, of Meaburn-st., Liverpool. He was employed as a telephone operator in the liner Queen Mary.
One of the passengers said that he saw a man dive over the side of the steamer after talking to a girl.
- The Daily Mail