Alfred Frank Evans (1887 - 1974) MP

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Alfred Frank Evans

from Encyclopedia Titanica

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/alfred-frank-evans.html


Age: 24 years Last Residence: at 20 Deal Street Southampton Hampshire England Occupation: Lookout Last Ship: Oceanic Deck crew First Embarked: Southampton Rescued (boat 15) Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912 Died: 1974


Alfred Frank Evans (Unidentified Newspaper, Chris Dohany, USA) Mr Alfred Frank Evans, 24, was born in Hampshire.1

When he signed-on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912, Evans gave his address as 20 Deal Street, (St. Marys, Southampton). He had transferred from the Oceanic. As a lookout he received monthly wages of £5.2

On the night of the disaster Evans and fellow lookout George Hogg were on duty from 6 to 8 p.m. Jewell and Symons then took over for the 8 to 10 watch.3

Evans was in bed when the Titanic collided with an iceberg. Evans and Hogg were woken by the impact and went forward to the forecastle to investigate. They relieved Fleet and Lee in the crows nest at eight bells (12 a.m.) about twenty minutes after the accident.4 They remained there about twenty minutes before heading to the boat deck.5

Evans was rescued in lifeboat 15.6

In later years Evans lived at Oaktree Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton 7 and worked for the Southampton shipyard Camper Nicholson Ltd.8 He retired following a fall 9 and died in 1974 aged 86.10 His family recall that all his life he chose not to talk about the sinking.11

Documents


Crew Particulars of Engagement

References

1.Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259) 2.ibid. 3.Wreck Commissioners' Court, Proceedings before the Right Hon. Lord Mersey on a Formal Investigation Ordered by the Board of Trade into the Loss of the S.S. Titanic 4.ibid. 5.United States Senate (62nd Congress), Subcommittee Hearings of the Committee on Commerce, Titanic Disaster, Washington 1912 6.Peter Engberg-Klarström, Correspondence with Editor 7.Southern Evening Echo, 15 April 1980 8.Family of Alfred Frank Evans 9.Ibid 10.Brian Ticehurst, Correspondence with Editor 11.Southern Evening Echo op. cit., Family of Frank Evans

Acknowledgements Family of Alfred Frank Evans

Contributors

Chris Dohany, USA Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden Brian Ticehurst, UK

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