George Frederick Entwisle was born in Blackburn, Lancashire on 13 December 1864.

He obtained his Certificate of Competency as Second Mate on 11 December 1884 having served over four and a half years aboard the ship Commonwealth, first as an apprentice and then as Able Seaman. Coincidentally, the master of the Commonwealth during this period was one John Elmore Cooper, previously the captain of the first sailing ship Wimmera.

Having obtained his Certificate he…

He was master of the Wimmera over the period 5 January 1907 to 13 April 1907 (3 months 1 week)

 

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