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RMS Titanic Resource Guide

CS Minia

The Anglo-American Telegraph Company's CS Minia was chartered on 21 April and went to sea the following day under the command of W.E.S. DeCarteret, with undertaker H.W. Snow and the Rev. H.W. Cunningham (rector, Anglican Parish of St. George, Brunswick Street, Halifax) aboard.

The vessel arrived at the disaster area on Friday 26 April, where it joined the MacKay-Bennett and remained until 3 May. Bad weather hampered the search throughout. After a week, only 17 bodies had been recovered; 15 were brought to Halifax to be claimed or interred.

The listing below, constructed electronically from the 'Disposition of Bodies ex Titanic' list, provides information on the 17 bodies recovered by the Minia.


Name No. on List How Disposed of Remarks
Hays, Charles M.307Delivered to Mr. Howard G. Kelley, V.P., G.T. Ry., and taken to Montreal.First class.
Unidentified, Male308Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Handkerchief marked "A.H.F." No other aids to identification.
Moen, Sigurd H.309Forwarded to New York, May 10th, for shipment to Norway by Scandinavian American Line.Instructions, N.Y. Office, May 10th. Third class. Embarked Southampton.
Unidentified, Male310Buried at sea.No aids to identification. Probably a fireman.
Donate, Italo311Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.On crew list as Italio Donati-Vict. Dept.
Gerios, Youssef312Buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Listed as third class. Embarked Cherbourg.
Gatti, L.313Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.On crew list-Vict. Dept. (Restaurant manager)
Wiklund, Jacob Alfred314Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Listed as Jacob Wiklund, third class. Emb. Southampton.
Whitnam or Wilthnam or Wilthnarn, 315Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Possibly H. Wittman. On crew list-Vict. Dept.
Stanbrook, A.316Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.On crew list-Engine Dept.
Elliott, Edw317Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.On crew list as E. Elliott-Engine Dept.
Unidentified, Male318Buried at sea.Wore brass watch and chain. No other aids to identification. Probably a fireman.
Howell, C.319Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.On crew list as A Howell-Vict. Dept.
Carlwright, L.A.320Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Not on crew list.
King, T.W.321Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.On crew list E.W. King-Vict. Dept.
Fynney, Joseph J.322Delivered to Mr. Hoseason, C.N.S.S Co., to be taken to Montreal.Listed as second class.
Mullin, Thomas A.323Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.On crew list as T. Mullen-Vict. Dept.