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Emily Jackson was an English passenger aboard the Obra Dinn during her last voyage in 1802. She was one of the four survivors living in Morocco.

Story and Fate

Jackson was first seen watching Abigail Hoscut Witterel get crushed by a piece of rigging while the Kraken attacked the ship.

After surviving the Kraken attack, Jackson, surgeon Henry Evans, fellow passenger Jane Bird, and stewards Paul Moss and Davey James planned to escape the ship, but topman Leonid Volkov caught them and attacked. Despite the intervention of Captain Robert Witterel,[1] Volkov stabbed Moss in the chest, killing him. Volkov ran to the passengers on the lifeboat, but Jackson promptly shot Volkov.[2] The four escaped, and the boat successfully reached Morocco, where the survivors lived four years later.

The East India Company insurance assessment on the Obra Dinn incident found out that Jackson had killed a crew member (topman Leonid Volkov)[2] and had abandoned the crew and the vessel. Her estate was fined £35.[3]


Jackson's ring visible in Escape, part 2.

Jackson can be identified after The Doom, part 8. This part identifies Abigail Hoscut Witterel, meaning that there are only three women left on board. Since one is Formosan, only Bird and Jackson have to be separated. Bird is listed in the crew manifest as "Miss Jane Bird," meaning that she is unmarried. In The Doom, part 8, the three women come on deck and it can be seen that, apart from Hoscut Witterel, only one is wearing a wedding ring. Since this cannot be Jane Bird, she has to be Emily Jackson.

Her fate is deduced based on the fact that she escapes in the same boat as Henry Evans, who is identified in the book's preface as being alive in Morocco.



  1. Witterel shouts "Let them go!" in Escape, part 2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Escape, part 3
  3. Stated in the insurance assessment book in the epilogue if Jackson's fate is deduced correctly.