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Titanic Crew

Crew Statistics

908 - the total number of crew members on board the RMS Titanic.

696 - the number of crew members who perished.

212 - the number of crew members who survived.

76% - the percentage of crew members who died, a higher death rate even than third class.

724 - the number of crew members who came from Southampton.

549 - the number of crew members from Southampton who died in the sinking.

5 - the number of days after the disaster that the names of survivors were posted up outside the offices of the White Star Line, at which point the scale of the losses amongst Southampton families became clear.

1 - the number of crew who left the ship early in the voyage (a young stoker named John Coffey jumped ship at Cobh in County Cork, Ireland - then known as Queenstown - the last port of call on the Titanic's maiden voyage before heading into the Atlantic. Coffey claimed to have had a 'sense of foreboding' about the voyage).

Ships Officers

Name Age Position Survivor (Boat) or Victim (†)
Commander Edward John Smith 62 Captain
Lt Henry Tingle Wilde 39 Chief Officer
Lt William McMaster Murdoch 39 First Officer
Sub-Lt Charles Herbert Lightoller 38 Second Officer Lifeboat B
Herbert John Pitman 34 Third Officer Lifeboat 5
Sub-Lt Joseph Groves Boxhall 28 Fourth Officer Lifeboat 2
Sub-Lt Harold Godfrey Lowe 29 Fifth Officer Lifeboat 14
James Paul Moody 24 Sixth Officer

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14 - the age at which Fifth Officer Harold Lowe ran away from home and began life at sea, starting as a ship's boy on schooners around the Welsh coast.

14 - the ages of the two youngest crew members aboard Titanic, Frederick William Hopkins (Plates Steward) and William Albert Watson (Bellboy) both of whom were born in 1897. Both boys perished in the sinking.

Image showing, left-to-right, Chief Officer Lt. Henry Tingle Wilde, First Officer Lt. William McMaster Murdoch, Third Officer Herbert John Pitman, Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller

Above: L-R: Chief Officer Lt. Henry Tingle Wilde, First Officer Lt. William McMaster Murdoch, Third Officer Herbert John Pitman, Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller.

Male Crew Statistics

885 - the total number of male crew members on board.

192 - the number of male crew members who survived.

693 - the number of male crew members who perished.

22% - the percentage of male crew members who survived.

Female Crew Statistics

23 - the total number of female crew members on board.

20 - the number of female crew members who survived.

3 - the number of female crew members who perished.

87% - the percentage of female crew members who survived.

Titanic Deck Crew

2 - the number of doctors in the crew (a Surgeon and an Assistant Surgeon).

0 - the number of who survived.

29 - the number of Able Bodied Seamen.

21 - the number of Able Bodied Seamen who survived.

2 - the number of Boatswain Mates.

1 - the number of Boatswain Mates who survived.

2 - the number of Master-at-Arms.

1 - the number of Master-at-Arms who survived.

7 - the number of Quartermasters .

7 - the number of Quartermasters who survived.

1 - the number of Storekeeper.

1 - the number of Storekeeper who survived.

2 - the number of Carpenters/Joiners.

0 - the number of Carpenters/Joiners who survived.

6 - the number of Lookouts.

6 - the number of Lookouts who survived.

6 - the number of Mess Hall Stewards.

1 - the number of Mess Hall Stewards who survived.

2 - the number of Lamp Trimmers.

2 - the number of Lamp Trimmers who survived.

2 - the number of Window Cleaners.

1 - the number of Window Cleaners who survived.


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Titanic Engineering Crew

25 - the number of Engineers.

0 - the number of Engineers who survived.

10 - the number of Electricians.

0 - the number of Electricians who survived.

13 - the number of Stoker Foremen (leading firemen).

3 - the number of Stoker Foremen who survived.

163 - the number of Stokers (firemen).

45 - the approximate number of Stokers who survived.


They must have known that pumping could do no more than delay the final catastrophe, yet they stuck pluckily to their duty.

- Sir Archibald Denny, unveiling the Titanic Engineers' Memorial on 22 April 1914


73 - the number of Coal Trimmers.

20 - the approximate number of Coal Trimmers who survived.

33 - the number of Greasers.

4 - the number of Greasers who survived.

22 April 1914 - the date on which the Titanic Engineers' Memorial was unveiled at Andrews Park in Southampton, England.

100,000 - the approximate number of people who turned out for the unveiling ceremony.

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