Joseph Colgan

Mr Joseph Colgan,1 33, was born in Dublin.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 27 West Street, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Majestic. As an assistant cook he received monthly wages of £3 10s.

Colgan was rescued but in which lifeboat is currently unknown (possibly boat 13).

He was apparently refused any relief from the Titanic Fund as, in common with several other claimants, he had no dependents and could work. So most likely he simply returned to sea.


  1. He possibly had a first initial E.

Research Articles

Titanica! (2018) Titanic: The Disappeared
Which Titanic survivors have never been found?

Documents and Certificates

Agreement and Account of Crew, National Archives, London; BT100/259
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books, London Metropolitan Archives (COL/MH/AD/06/009)


Julie Cook (2020) The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind, Pen & Sword Books
The Forgotten Victims of the Fatal Voyage
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2017) Joseph Colgan (ref: #1810, last updated: 10th August 2017, accessed 27th July 2021 21:39:28 PM)

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