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Titanic Crew - Engineering Department

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  • T. Casey (1884 - 1912)
    Mr T. Casey Age: 28 years Marital Status: Single. Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England Occupation: Trimmer Engine crew First Embarked: Southampton Died in the sinking. ...
  • Charles Barnes alias Robert Barnhouse (c.1883 - 1912)
    Titanica Name: Mr Charles Barnes (Robert Barnhouse) Age: 29 years Marital Status: Single. Last Residence: at 45 York Road, Freemantle Southampton Hampshire England Occupation: Fireman / Sto...
  • E. Benville (1870 - 1912)
    Mr E. Benville Age: 42 years Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England Occupation: Fireman / Stoker Engine crew First Embarked: Southampton Died in the sinking. Body Not Re...
  • Joseph Dawson (1888 - 1912)
    The tree attached to Joseph Dawson has been built around the article The Real Jack Dawson] Titanic Research by Senan Molony. No recpords as yet have been verified CJB Mr Joseph Dawson Born: S...
  • George Alexander Chisnall (c.1877 - 1912)
    Mr George Alexander Chisnall Engineering crew Born in Greenock Inverclyde Scotland Age: 35 years Marital Status: Married. Last Residence: at 53 High Street Itchen Hampshire England Occupa...

Titanic Crew - Engineering Department

Engineering Crew

  • Engineers
  • Boilermen
  • Firemen E
  • 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.


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














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










Further Reading

The Engineers Lost Aboard Titanic
// this project is in History Link