About Annie Howland
- Name: Miss Annie Caton
- Born: 1879
- Age: 33 years
- Marital Status: Single.
- Last Residence: in London London England
- Occupation: Turkish Bath Stewardess
- Victualling crew
- First Embarked: Southampton
- Rescued (boat 11)
- Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
- Died: 1947
Miss Annie Caton, 50, was born in London.
When she signed-on to the Titanic, on 9 April 1912, she gave her address as 50 Highbury Hill, London. The Titanic was her first ship. As a turkish bath stewardess she received monthly wages of £4.
Miss Caton was rescued in lifeboat 11.
Annie Caton married William Howland in 1930, a shop keeper. They lived at 55 Berner St, Merewether, Newcastle, Australia. She gave a brief interview in 1934 to 'The Barrier Miner'
"It was almost impossible to think that anything could be wrong with such a leviathan," said Mrs. Howland, "were it not for the enomous tilt downwards in tho bows, where the water was by now up'to the lowest row of portholes. At about 2 o'clock she appeared to be settling rapidly, with the bows and the bridge completely under water. She slowly tilted straight on end with the stern verti-cally upwards. At the same time the boiler and machinery roared down through the vessel, with a glancing rattle that could have been heard for miles in the silence of the night It wa» certainly for some minutes that we saw ct least 150ft. of the Titanic towering up above the level of the sea, looming black and saddening against tho sky. Then, with a quiet, slanting dive she disappeared beneath the waters."
She passed away in 1947 in Newcastle, Australia
References and Sources
- Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
- The Barrier Miner
Michael Poirier, USA