Peter McKinney

Mr Peter McKinney was reportedly born in Belfast, Ireland on 4 May 1874.1 He was the son of Patrick McKinney, a labourer. 

Peter served on merchant ships before joining with the Royal Naval Reserve. 

McKinney’s ship prior to Titanic had been the Olympic. He joined Titanic at Belfast for the delivery trip to Southampton where he then disembarked.

Whilst a resident of 19 Foundry Street and described as a sailor, Peter was married in St Matthew’s Church, Belfast on 8 August 1914 to Sarah McDowell. 

Peter McKinney died in Belfast on 8 May 1928 aged 53.


  1. Date as per his RNR records. No birth record can be identified for him and he gave conflicting ages over the years.

References and Sources

Crew Signing-On Particulars of Engagement, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (2A/45/381, A-H)
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  1. Peter Lawlor said:

    Peter McKinney was my grandfather from foundry street East Belfast

  2. Denise (4301) said:

    I wonder if he was anything to McKinneys in Tyrone?

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2005) Peter McKinney (ref: #2380, last updated: 3rd October 2005, accessed 23rd July 2021 15:48:29 PM)

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