William Swan

Mr William Swan

Mr William Swan was born in Belfast in 1866 the son of William Swan and Rosanna (nee Brown).

He was married to Mary Elizabeth Caldwell (November 18, 1866-1950)

He initially signed-on to the Titanic in Belfast on 1 April 1912, and again on 4 April. He gave his address as 174 Shirley Rd., (Southampton). His last ship had been the Olympic. As a first class steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.

Swan died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.


1. Sometimes listed as "Swann" or "Gwann".
2. When he signed on in Belfast he gave his birthplace as Liverpool.

References and Sources

Particulars of Engagement, Public Record Office (BT100/259)
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (#330)
Belfast Telegraph Commemorative Supplement, Wednesday, 15 April 1912.
Stephen Cameron (1998) Titanic: Belfast's Own. Dublin, Wolfhound Press. ISBN 0 86327 685 7

Gavin Bell
Alan Swan

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