Plaque for Titanic officer to be unveiled

A BLUE plaque will be unveiled in Scarborough next week to remember a crew member from the Titanic who was born in the seaside town.

James Paul Moody, was the youngest officer on RMS Titanic which sank in the North Atlantic in 1912.

Mr Moody was born at 17 Granville Road in 1887, and was on watch when the Titanic struck an iceberg at 11.40pm on April 14. He had used the bridge phone to tell the First Office “iceberg right ahead”.

During the evacuation of the ship, he was said to have filled three lifeboats but refused to go in one himself, and instead helped other officers on the port side where he was last seen trying to launch a collapsible boat at about 2.18am.

He was the only junior officer to lose his life, at the age of 24.

The plaque has been created with the residents of the house, along with Mr Moody’s family and Scarborough Civic Society, and will be unveiled next Saturday, at 2.15pm, by Mary Conlan, Mr Moody’s niece.

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