About John Foley
Mr John Foley
From Encyclopedia Titanica
- Age: 44 years
- Marital Status: Married.
- Last Residence: at 2 Queens Road Southampton Hampshire England
- Occupation: Storekeeper
- Last Ship: Olympic
- Deck crew
- First Embarked: Belfast
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
John "Jack" Foley, 44, was born in York. He appears to have signed-on to the Titanic initially in Belfast on 25 March 1912 as a quartermaster. When he signed on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 2 Queen's Road (Southampton). His previous ship was the Olympic. His wages were £5 per month.
Foley claimed to have helped Seaman "Sam Parks" search for an axe to chop away the sounding spar protruding directly below lifeboat 4 .
Foley was rescued in lifeboat 4.
Foley signed-on to the Oceanic on 10 July 1912 but failed to join the ship when it sailed.
- Sam Parks is not listed, he may have existed but signed on under a different name, possibly it was Walter Perkis or perhaps Frank Parkes of the Harland and Wolff guarantee group.
- Crew Particulars of Engagement
Sources United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
- Daniel Allen Butler (1998) Unsinkable: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic
- Crew Articles of Agreement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)
- Crew Particulars of Engagement, Public Record Office (BT100/259)
- Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, Agreements and Crew Lists Oceanic January – August 1912
- Archibald Gracie (1913) The Truth about the Titanic
- Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 14 004757 3
- Inger Sheil, UK
- Kerri Sundberg, USA
- Hermann Söldner, Germany
- Bill Wormstedt, USA