Titanic Deck Crew: Belfast to Southampton

Name of Ship

Official No.
Port of Registry
Port No. and date of Registry
Registered Tonnage (if any) is certified
Nominal Horse power of Engines
No. of Seamen for whom accomm.
TITANIC
131428
Liverpool
Liverpool 24/1912
Gross:
46328
Net:
20894
6906
900

Registered Managing Owner: H. A. Sanderson, 30 James Street, Liverpool.

Master: H. J. Haddock: No. of certificate (if any) Ex. C. 08765 address: Elm Lea, The Avenue, Southampton.

The Several Persons whose names are subscribed, and whose descriptions are contained herein, and of whom ...... are engaged as Sailors hereby agree to serve on board the said Ship in the several capacities expressed against their respective Names, which is to be employed:

On the run from Belfast to Southampton, via any ports at which it may be required to call. The Crew to moor vessel or place her in dock to the satisfaction of the Master.

And the Crew agree to conduct themselves in an orderly, faithful honest and sober manner, and to be at all times diligent in the respective Duties, and to be obedient to the lawful commands of the said Master, or to any Person who shall lawfully succeed him, and of their Superior Officers, in everything relating to the said Ship and the Stores and cargo thereof, whether on board, in boats, or on shore; in consideration of which Services to be duly performed, the said master hereby agrees to pay to the said crew as Wages the Sums against their Names respectively expressed, and to supply them with provisions according to the Scale printed on page 11 of this book. And it is hereby agreed, That any Embezzlement of wilful or negligent Destruction of any part of the Ship's Cargo or Stores shall be made good to the Owner out of the Wages of the person guilty of the same: And it is further agreed, that if any seaman enters himself in a capacity for which he is incompetent, he is liable to be disrated: And it is also agreed, That the Regulations authorised by the Board of trade, which are printed on page 15 of this book, and numbered and adopted by the parties hereto, and shall be considered to be embodied in this Agreement.

The following signed on at Southampton and undertook that 'The Crew signing herein shall proceed from Southampton to Belfast, mustering at West Station (now Southampton central) at 2.30 pm on Tuesday 26th March 1912.'

And it is also agreed that: the said Crew, shall be on board their steamer on Monday morning, 1st April 1912; Firemen at four o'clock, and Seamen at six o'clock, and from that time until she is safely moored in one of the Southampton Docks they shall perform all work required of them by the Officers in command without any further payment than is entered against their names.

Firemen to clean down after arrival as may be required.

Food and bedding will be provided on the way round to Southampton, also tickets for the return journey to Belfast. Five shillings per day to be paid for detention in Belfast Lough, commencing from mid-night Monday, 1st April 1912.

The Master was obliged by Law to sign and deposit a copy of this book before sailing but on the page one there is the entry:

'Captain Smith was informed that he has not signed agreement and he sent a message that if he could not call before he sailed he would do son on the return of the ship.'

Particulars of Engagement:

Name

Age

Place of Birth

Signing

Last Ship

In what capacity engaged.

Haddock, Herbert James

51

Rugby

25/03/1912

Oceanic

Master

Bright, A. J.

40

Wiltshire

25/03/1912

Olympic

Quartermaster

Fleet, Frederick.

25

Liverpool

25/03/1912

Oceanic

Look-out

Foley, J.

44

Youghal

25/03/1912

Olympic

Quartermaster

Haines, A.

30

Kent

25/03/1912

Olympic

Bosuns Mate

Hemming, Samuel.

40

Worcester

25/03/1912

Olympic

Storekeeper/Lamps

Holman, H.

27

Portsmouth

25/03/1912

Dongola

Look-out

Hogg, G. A.

27

Hull

25/03/1912

Dongola

Look-out

Hutchinson, J.

26

Southampton

25/03/1912

Olympic

Joiner

Jenner, F.

31

Eastbourne

25/03/1912

Teutonic

Look-out

Jewell, Archie.

23

Isle of Bute

25/03/1912

Oceanic

Look-out

Nichols, A.

42

Sydney, Aus.

25/03/1912

Olympic

Boatswain

Olliver, A.

27

Jersey

25/03/1912

Olympic

Quartermaster

Perkis, W.

36

Ryde, IoW

25/03/1912

Olympic

Quartermaster

Rowe, George.

32

Gosport, Hants.

25/03/1912

Oceanic

Look-out

Weller, W.

29

Littlehampton

25/03/1912

Oceanic

Quartermaster

Wynn, W.

41

Chester

25/03/1912

Oceanic

Quartermaster

The following signed on at Belfast having travelled independently there.

Officers:

Blair, David

37

Newport, IoW

24/03/1912

Teutonic

Second Officer

Boxhall, J. Groves.

28

London

24/03/1912

Arabic

Fourth Officer

Lightoller, Charles H

37

Chorley, Lancs.

24/03/1912

Oceanic

First Officer

Lowe, Harold G.

29

Hampshire

24/03/1912

Belgic

Fifth Officer

Maxwell, John.

32

Hampshire

24/03/1912

Majestic

Carpenter

O'Loughlin, William, F. N.

62

Tralee

24/03/1912

Olympic

Surgeon

Moody, James P.

24

Hampshire

24/03/1912

Oceanic

Sixth Officer

Murdoch, William M.

38

Dalbeattie, Sco.

24/03/1912

Olympic

Chief Officer

Pitman, Harold, J.

34

Bath

24/03/1912

Oceanic

Third Officer

Smith, Edward J.

61

Hanley, Staffs.

24/03/1912

Olympic

Master

Belfast - April 1st 1912.

Captain E. J. Smith RNR this day took over the command of the ship, superseding Captain H. J. Haddock RNR.

Engineers:

Alsopp, A.

34

Manchester

02/04/1912

Oceanic

Junior Electrician

Bell, Joseph.

50

Carlisle

02/04/1912

Olympic

Chief Engineer

Blake, S.

26

Portsmouth

02/04/1912

Olympic

Steward

Chisnall, George.

32

Greenock

02/04/1912

Majestic

Senior Boilermaker

Coleman, J..

55

Freetown

02/04/1912

Olympic

Steward

Coy, F. E. G.

26

Norfolk

02/04/1912

Olympic

Third Ass. Engr.

Creese, H.

44

Falmouth

02/04/1912

Olympic

Deck Engineer

Dodd, E. C.

37

Crewe

02/04/1912

Olympic

Third Engineer

Duffy, William.

27

Dublin

02/04/1912

First Ship

Engineer's Clerk

Dyer, H. R.

24

India

02/04/1912

Olympic

Fourth Ass. Engr.

Ervine, Albert.

22

?ferry

02/04/1912

Maloja

Assistant Electrician

Farquharsen, W.

39

Liverpool

02/04/1912

Oceanic

Second Engineer

Fitzpatrick, Hugh

28

Barrow

02/04/1912

Romanic

Boilermaker

Foster, A. C.

37

Hampshire

02/04/1912

Oceanic

Storekeeper

Fraser, James.

28

Aberdeen

02/04/1912

Adriatic

Engineer

Harrison, Norman.

38

Liverpool

02/04/1912

Adriatic

Second Engineer

Harvey, H. G.

30

Belfast

02/04/1912

Olympic

Ass. Second Engr.

Hesketh, James.

31

Whitehaven

02/04/1912

Olympic

Ass. Second Engr.

Heslketh, J. H.

32

Liverpool

02/04/1912

Olympic

Second Engineer

Hodge, C.

28

Devon

02/04/1912

Teutonic

Third Ass. Engr.

Hodgkinson, Lenoard

45

Stoke

02/04/1912

Olympic

Fourth Engineer

Hosking, G. F.

36

Devon

02/04/1912

Olympic

Snr. Third Engineer

Kelly, W.

24

Glasgow

02/04/1912

First ship

Assistant Electrician

Kemp, Thomas

43

Hampshire

02/04/1912

S.Y. White Ladye

Fourth Ass. Engr.

Kenzler, A.

45

London

02/04/1912

Olympic

Storekeeper

Mackie, W. D.

30

Glasgow

02/04/1912

Olympic

Junior Fifth Engr.

McReynolds, William, N.

22

Belfast

02/04/1912

Irish ship

Sixth Engineer

Middleton, Alfred

26

Sligo

02/04/1912

Demosthenes

Assistant Electrician

Millar, Robert.

26

Alloa

02/04/1912

Olympic

Junior Fifth Engr.

Millar, T.

31

Carickfergus

02/04/1912

Gothland

Deck Assistant

Moyes, William.

23

Stirling

02/04/1912

Oceanic

Sixth Engineer

Parsons, F. A.

26

Hampshire

02/04/1912

Olympic

Fifth Engineer

Rous, A.

26

Southampton

02/04/1912

Olympic

Plumber

Sloan, P.

31

Liverpool

02/04/1912

Olympic

Senior Electrician

Smith, J. M.

35

Elgin

02/04/1912

Majestic

Junior Fourth Engr.

Ward, A.

24

Romsey, Hants.

02/04/1912

Olympic

Fourth Ass. Engr.

Wilson, Bertie.

28

Liverpool

02/04/1912

Olympic

Ass. Second Engr.

''the said crew shall be on board this steamer on Monday morning, 1st April 192; Firemen at four o'clock, and Seamen at six o'clock, and from that time until she is safely moored in one of the Southampton Docks they shall perform all work required of them by the Officers in command without any further payment than is entered against their names.

Firemen to clean down after arrival as may be required.

Food and bedding will be provided on the way round to Southampton, also tickets for the return journey to Belfast.

Five shillings per day to be paid for detention in Belfast Lough, commencing from midnight, Monday, 1st April 1912.''


Documents
Crew Particulars of Engagement

References
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
PRO, London Reference BT 100/259 (handwritten piece of paper, lined)
Particulars of Engagement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)

Contributors
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Brian Ticehurst, UK