Duncan MacKenzie Wood Sr., wife Ann Scott Wood, and their son Duncan MacKenzie Wood Jr., all survived the sinking of the ATHENIA
My cousin Duncan MacKenzie Wood Sr., wife Ann Scott Wood, and their son Duncan MacKenzie Wood Jr., all survived the sinking of the ATHENIA and were rescued by a British destroyer after spending twelve hours in a lifeboat. They were interviewed by the “Northern Scot” & the” Elgin Courant & Courier”. They returned to the U.S. on the ORIZABA and never went by ship again.
The family remembers Duncan Sr. saying, “the codfish are all wearing plaidies”, as his wife was bring lots of the material home with her and it went down with everything else they owned. Sadly these relatives are now deceased.
Thank you for that.
Those survivors who were rescued by the British Destroyers Electra, Escort or Fame were all landed in Scotland on the Clyde, and I have yet to unearth a consolidated list for all those people.
But you have given me three more to add to my at present meagre list.
Interesting to see the name MacKenzie being used as a christian name, my first name is Mackenzie ( spelt with a lower case k )
I was named after my Mother's brother Arthur Mackenzie Greening, both of whom hailed from Westcliff on Sea in Essex.
I will ask my webmaster Terry Kearns in Atlanta Georgia to add Duncan MacKenzie Wood Sr, Ann Scott Wood, and Duncan MacKenzie Wood Jr, to our list of those Athenia survivors landed in Scotland.
Do you happen to know which Destroyer picked them up please? and do you have a copy of the interviews with the papers, if so, may I please have a copy to add to our Athenia Pages?
I am grateful to you for taking the trouble and time to write.