Jewellery box of Lusitania victim Margarita Christina McCormac, a stewardess

MMM.1998.33

About this object

Stewardess Margarita McCormac, perished in the sinking. Her initials are carved in to the lid of her jewellery box.

She was born in India in 1881but moved to Liverpool and in 1915 was living in Seaforth. Her body was never recovered and she is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.

Of the 22 stewardesses on board during the last voyage, only nine survived.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Jewellery box of Lusitania victim Margarita Christina McCormac, a stewardess
  • Accession no.
    MMM.1998.33
  • Type
    Box
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Wood; Textile
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    22.4 cm x 12.8 cm x 9.2 cm; 8 13/16 in x 5 1/16 in x 3 5/8 in
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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