TITANIC fortune & fame

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Christine Fincanon

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Hello Encyclopedia Titanica!
I have to admit that I'm pretty excited to be writing in for the first time! I found the discussion board about a week ago and have been hooked! Okay, here's my question. I recently purchased a book titled, "TITANIC fortune & fame". At the back of the book is a list of all the crew members. On page 173 you find two crew members listed as E Allen. One is stated to have the occupation of Trimmer, the other is stated to have to occupation of Scullion. I think the second E. Allen is a misprint & is supposed to be listed as G. Allen (George). Does anyone else have a copy of this book and have you come to the same conclusion. Thanks for your help!
 

Dave Gittins

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Welcome on board, Christine!

According to the Encyclopedia Titanica crew list, transcribed from the hand-written original, the trimmer was Ernest Allen and the scullion was George Allen. I'll back this against the book any day.
 
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Christine Fincanon

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Thanks for the welcome, Dave....and for the response to my question. I'm fascinated by the crew members on the Titanic.....and frustrated because I can never seem to find out enough information on them. The books that I've read all seem to focus on the passengers.
 

Bob Godfrey

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I share your concern, Christine. Many of the crew, whether casualties or survivors, are submerged in a sea of anonymity. One book which provides equal coverage with the passengers, however, is The Irish aboard Titanic by Senan Molony - highly recommended. I live in hope that someone out there is even now working hard on The English aboard Titanic to cover most of the rest!
 

J Burdette

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Christine, while that is a nice book beware of the inaccuracies. In passing I noticed a photo of Frederick Fleet was miscaptioned and that John George "Jack" Phillips was listed as Jack T. Phillips.