Duncan McKay was a Scottish purser aboard the Obra Dinn during her last voyage in 1802. His lifeboat was overturned by the Kraken as it initiated its attack, drowning him.
Story and fate
McKay was the purser, an administrative official who accounted for all cargo value and trade transactions. He also managed a small store for the crew. He attempted to abandon ship with seamen Nathan Peters and Alexander Booth, but disappeared when the Kraken tossed the open boat up in the air.
The first hint at McKay's identity can be seen during The Doom, part 1, where he stands in the lifeboat holding several ledgers. He can be clearly identified after Soldiers of the Sea, part 7, where he can be seen hiding in the purser's office through one of the little windows of the port walkway.
- Unholy Captives, part 3
- Soldiers of the Sea, part 5
- Soldiers of the Sea, part 6
- Soldiers of the Sea, part 7
- The Doom, part 1
- The Doom, part 7 (cannot be highlighted)
- The Justice at Sea sketch