Bernard Shattuck
Vital statistics
Gender Male
Rank Colonists
Era First Pass
Affiliation Landing
First appearance Dragonsdawn
Notable appearance The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall

BlankHold Fisher

Bernard Shattuck was a colonist, seaman and ship captain of the Mayflower.


Bernard helped work as ground crew for Threadfall.

He was part of the crew that helped move crucial supplies away from Landing to Kahrain prior to the eruption of Mount Garben.

Personality and Traits

Bernard was usually solid and unflappable.



The prototype of Bernard is a real man — one of Anne McCaffrey's friends in the first years of his life in Ireland, who was the first captain's aide on the trawler. Later, Bernard briefly taught Alec, the eldest son of Anne, to maritime affairs. When Ann received the cover for the first edition of the novel «Dragonquest» in 1971, she and her son Todd thought that F'nor, pictured on the cover, looks exactly like Bernard is an Englishman with well muscles and curly brown hair .

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