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 during the landing of the colonists on Pern.


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 was a real man — one of Anne McCaffrey's friends in the first years of her life in Ireland. Bernard was the first captain's aide on a trawler. Later, Bernard briefly taught Alec, Anne's eldest son, about maritime affairs. When Anne 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, looked exactly like Bernard, who was an Englishman with well-developed muscles and curly brown hair .

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