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Alexander Booth was an English seaman aboard the Obra Dinn during her last voyage in 1802. He drowned when the Kraken attacked the boat he was on and was thrown overboard.

Story

Booth joined seaman Nathan Peters and purser Duncan McKay when attempting to abandon ship after the crab rider attack.[1] When Lars Linde asked to join them, Peters refused, blaming Linde for the death of his brother, Samuel. Booth attempted to defend Linde, affirming that the death was accidental, but Peters clubbed Linde anyway. Their boat got attacked by a Kraken assaulting the ship and all three sailors fell into the ocean.[2]

The East India Company insurance assessment on the Obra Dinn incident found out that Booth had abandoned the crew and the vessel. Regardless, his estate was awarded £5 in outstanding wages (the smallest claim out of the entire crew).[3]

Identification

Booth is mainly identified by elimination. Once most of the seamen have been identified, only Booth and Hamadou Diom should be left over. There are two ways of distinguishing them: In The Doom, part 1, Booth speaks up and he has a clear English accent, making it unlikely that he is from Sierra Leone (as Diom is). Alternatively, in The Doom, part 2, Booth's numbered hammock can be seen slung on the gun deck. Since Diom died in Unholy Captives, part 1, his hammock should no longer be up. Also, Booth's hammock is empty, implying he's the one who woke up with Peters to escape.

Appearances

Seaman Alexander Booth witnessing crates crashing down in Loose Cargo, part 1.

Booth appears in 11 dioramas and the Under Way sketch.

References

  1. In The Doom, part 1
  2. In the background in The Doom, part 7
  3. Stated in the insurance assessment book in the epilogue if Booth's fate is deduced correctly.