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Titanic Crew - Engineering Department

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  • Tom Hunt (1884 - 1912)
    Mr Tom Hunt Age: 28 years Marital Status: Single. Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England Occupation: Fireman / Stoker Engine crew First Embarked: Southampton Died in the...
  • William Wilton (1867 - 1912)
    Name: Mr William Wilton Age: 45 years Marital Status: Married. Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England Occupation: Trimmer Engine crew First Embarked: Southampton Died in the...
  • Bertie Wilson (1884 - 1912)
    Name: Mr Bertie Wilson Born in Liverpool Merseyside England Age: 28 years Marital Status: Married. Last Residence: at 40 Richmond Road, Shirley Southampton Hampshire England - Map Occupat...
  • Samuel S. Williams (1886 - 1912)
    Mr Samuel S. Williams Age: 26 years Marital Status: Single. Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England Occupation: Fireman / Stoker Engine crew First Embarked: Southampton D...
  • William George White (1888 - d.)
    Mr William George White Born: Sunday 21st October 1888 Age: 23 years Last Residence: in Northam Hampshire England Occupation: Trimmer Engine crew First Embarked: Southampton Rescued...

Titanic Crew - Engineering Department

Engineering Crew

  • Engineers
  • Boilermen
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  • Electricians.

The engineering crew were responsible for making the ship move, making sure that the engines, generators and other mechanical equipment was in good order and working. They included assistant engineers, deck engineers and the engine room crew who stoked the boilers, brought the coal to the engine room and kept the fires lit.

Wages

Their wages were the highest as they were qualified menthe education and technical expertise to operate, maintain, and repair the engineering side of the ship. An assistant deck engineer would earn between £9 and £10 per month.

No place to run and buying time

All 25 engineers and 10 electricians and boilermakers were lost as they mainly stayed below in the boiler rooms, keeping the steam up to keep the generators running in order to maintain power and lights. This they did until 2 minutes before the Titanic sank. Speculation suggests that their actions kept the ship afloat for an hour, allowing the lifeboats to be launched.

Memorial to the Engine room heroes

A memorial to the 244 engineers, firemen, trimmers, and greasers who lost their lives during the sinking of the Titanic is located in the ships port of registry, Liverpool. It is named the Memorial to the Engine Room Heroes of the Titanic.

  • 25 engineers
  • 10 electricians
  • 13 leading firemen (Stoker Foremen)
  • 163 firemen
  • 73 trimmers
  • 33 greasers
  • 6 mess hall stewards

Chief Engineer - Joseph Bell

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Lee McCubbins (or McCubbin) was living in London, and sent a post card to his mother indicating his newly aquired job as a crew member of the Titanic. Contributors Stephen Mattingly

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Further Reading

The Engineers Lost Aboard Titanic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crew_of_the_RMS_Titanic#Engineering_crew