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The Crew of "Little Jap"
Lost November 1909


Robert Parsons at the site of the

Robert Parsons at the site of the "Little Jap" memorial, Glovertown, Newfoundland




The men who were on the 58 ton "Little Jap" lost probably November 9, 1909 while en route to St. John's were all from Bonavista Bay except one. She disappeared taking 13 men with her:

  • Skipper John Feltham, age 30; leaving a wife and four children; Deer Island
  • His brother Benjamin Feltham, age 31 unmarried, Deer Island
  • Arthur King, age 30, a teacher married to skipper's sister, wife and 2 boys, Deer Island, but born in St. John's
  • Charles Feltham, age 51, wife and 4 children, Deer Island
  • Abraham Feltham, age 48, wife and five children, Deer Island
  • Caleb Feltham, age 21, one child, Deer Island
  • Robert Payne, age 22, Gooseberry Island
  • Thomas Taylor, age 20, Gooseberry Island
  • Cator House, age 26, married, Gooseberry Island
  • Absalom J. House, age 23, single, Gooseberry Island
  • Samuel Boland, from Bragg's Island
  • George Boland, from Bragg's Island
  • Jacob Sturge, Bragg's island

No information on martial status or particulars on those who were not from Deer Island.

This article was provided by:
Robert Parsons, Marine Historian
His website is: NF Shipwrecks on the Web




Page Contributed by Robert Parsons (February 16th, 2000)
Page Revised: Oct. 2002 (Terry Piercey)

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