S.S. Waratah lost without trace: A cursed name, prophetic dream & ghostly omen

One evening in July 1909, passengers aboard the steamship S.S. Waratah waved goodbye from the decks to family and friends lining Durban’s pier amid shouts of “Bon Voyage!” “Take her to sea!” ordered Captain Joshua Ilbery, watching from the foredeck. A tug then steered the vessel safely out of the South African port into deep…