Edwin Sinel Babot, Master Mariner, died in April 1903 – just a few months after starting his retirement. He was born about 1831 in Southampton, educated at Greenwich College and in 1846 went to sea as an apprentice in a vessel trading to South American ports.
He was marine super-intendant in London for the Shaw, Savill and Albion Company and came to Wellington in the same capacity in 1884 holding that position until retirement.
A biography on Edwin in January 1903 said that he had sailed in almost every class of ship, in every navigable sea, and in every position from apprentice to master.
You can read his full biography here: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/…/NZMAIL19030429.2…