Mr Joseph Henry Bailey, 43, was born on 22nd June 1865.
In 1912 he lived at of Oswood Rd, Southampton.
Bailey was put in command of lifeboat 16.
Ernest Archer: We lowered the boat, and my mate pulled at the releasing bar for both falls, and that cleared the boat, and we started to pull away.
Senator Bourne: Having about 50 passengers in the boat and only your mate and yourself?
Ernest Archer: Yes, sir; the master-at-arms came down after us. He was the coxswain.
Senator Bourne: He came down one of the ropes?
Ernest Archer: Yes, sir; came down the fall.
Senator Bourne: He was sent by an officer?
Ernest Archer: I presume he was sent by an officer.
Senator Bourne: To help fill up your complement?
Ernest Archer: He said he was sent down to be coxswain of the boat.
Senator Bourne: And he took charge?
Ernest Archer: He took charge.
(US Senate Inquiry)
Bailey died on 12th March 1943.
For detailed information about his life see Senan Molony's article Master and Commander: Titanic's Surviving Master-at-Arms Revealed.
References and Sources
Crew Particulars of Engagement
United States Senate (62nd Congress), Subcommittee Hearings of the Committee on Commerce, Titanic Disaster, Washington 1912
United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Henry Joseph Bailey
Born: Thursday 22nd June 1865
Age: 43 years
Last Residence: at 337 Portswood Road Southampton Hampshire England
Last Ship: First Ship
First Embarked: Southampton
Rescued (boat 16)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Friday 12th March 1943
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