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Stokers on the RMS Titanic - 1912

Stokers of the RMS Titanic

Stokers of the RMS Titanic. The Sailors' Magazine (May 1912) p. 138. GGA Image ID # 1029c35fe9

A stoker works four hours at a stretch, and during that time, the temperature of his surroundings varies from 100 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. One stoker usually has four furnaces to attend to, and while feeding one furnace, a man has to be extremely careful, or his arm may be burned by the furnace behind him.

As a rule a man is occupied about three minutes at each furnace, and directly he has finished he rushes to the air pipe and waits until his turn comes again.

The intense heat of the furnaces has sometimes rendered stokers temporarily insane, and there are many cases on record where they have jumped overboard after having made their way to the deck.

List of Stokers / Firemen on the Titanic

  1. Mr. William Abrams (33)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  2. Mr. R. Adams (26)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  3. Mr. Henry Allen (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  4. Mr. George W. Bailey (46)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  5. Mr. Charles Barlow (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  6. Mr. Charles Barnes (29)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  7. Mr. Frederick Barnes (29)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  8. Mr. Frederick William Barrett (33)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  9. Mr. George William Beauchamp (24)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-13]
  10. Mr. F. Bendell (24)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  11. Mr. George Alfred Bennett (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  12. Mr. E. Benville (42)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  13. Mr. William Edward Bessant (39)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  14. Mr. Charles Biddlecombe (33)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  15. Mr. Edward Charles Biggs (21)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  16. Mr. Alexander Black (28)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  17. Mr. D. Black (41)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  18. Mr. H. Blackman (24)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  19. Mr. Thomas Blake (36)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  20. Mr. James Blaney (29)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  21. Mr. Eustace Horatius Blann (21)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  22. Mr. Patrick Joseph Bradley (39)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  23. Mr. John Brown (25)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  24. Mr. Joseph James Brown (25)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  25. Mr. Arthur Burroughs (35)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  26. Mr. Edward John Burton (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  27. Mr. William John Butt (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  28. Mr. J. Canner (40)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  29. Mr. James Carter (46)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  30. Mr. William Victor Cherrett (24)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  31. Mr. John Chorley (25)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  32. Mr. William Clark (39)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  33. Mr. Samuel Collins (35)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-1]
  34. Mr. George Combes (21)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-3]
  35. Mr. Harry Cooper (26)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  36. Mr. Dennis Corcoran (33)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  37. Mr. Robert Couper (30)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-3]
  38. Mr. James Crimmins (21)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-13]
  39. Mr. W. Cross (39)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  40. Mr. B. Cunningham (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  41. Mr. Arthur Curtis (25)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  42. Mr. J. Diaper (25)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  43. Mr. John Dilley (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  44. Mr. Frederick Doel (22)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-C]
  45. Mr. Laurence Doyle (27)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  46. Mr. Frank Dymond (25)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  47. Mr. Edward Flarty (52)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-?]
  48. Mr. James Fraser (29)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  49. Mr. Alfred Ernest Geer (24)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  50. Mr. George Godley (38)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-?]
  51. Mr. Martin W. Golder (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  52. Mr. Ernest E. Gradidge (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  53. Mr. Thomas Gibson Graham (28)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  54. Mr. John Hagan (30)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-3]
  55. Mr. Joseph Hall (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  56. Mr. George Hallett (23)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  57. Mr. Bernard Hands (34)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  58. Mr. George Hannam (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  59. Mr. Edward Harris (29)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  60. Mr. Frederick Harris (34)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-14]
  61. Mr. James Hart (58)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  62. Mr. Arthur Head (24)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  63. Mr. T. Hunt (28)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  64. Mr. Charles Hurst (41)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  65. Walter Hurst (27)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  66. T. Instance (33)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  67. Mr. John Henry Jackopson (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  68. Mr. Thomas James (27)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  69. Mr. William Jarvis (37)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  70. Mr. N. Joas (38)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  71. Mr. Charles E. Judd (32)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  72. Mr. Franz V. Kaspar (40)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-9]
  73. Mr. George Kemish (22)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-9]
  74. Mr. Thomas Kerr (26)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  75. Mr. Louis Kinsella (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  76. Mr. Thomas E. Lahy (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  77. Mr. Charles Light (23)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  78. Mr. W. Light (47)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  79. Mr. William Charles Lindsay (30)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  80. Mr. W. Loyd (29)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  81. Mr. William Major (32)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-13]
  82. Mr. George John Marett (27)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  83. Mr. Frederick Charles Marsh (28)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  84. Mr. Frank Archibald Robert Mason (32)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  85. Jr., Mr. Arthur William May (23)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  86. Mr. Thomas Mayzes (25)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-3]
  87. Mr. Thomas Patrick McAndrew (38)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  88. Mr. William McAndrews (23)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  89. Mr. William McCastlen (38)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  90. Mr. Lee McCubbin ()  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  91. Mr. Edward Joseph McGarvey (34)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  92. Mr. Errol Victor McGaw (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  93. Mr. J. (John Brown Niven) McGregor (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  94. Mr. William McQuillan (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  95. Mr. William Alexander McRae (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  96. Mr. George Milford (28)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  97. Mr. William Mintram (46)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  98. Mr. John J. Moore (29)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-3]
  99. Mr. Thomas A. Morgan (26)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  100. Mr. William Murdock (34)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  101. Mr. George Walter Nettleton (29)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  102. Mr. John Noon (35)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  103. Mr. James Norris (22)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  104. Mr. Bertram Arthur Noss (21)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  105. Mr. Henry Noss (31)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  106. Mr. William Nutbean (31)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-3]
  107. Mr. H. Oliver (32)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-3]
  108. Mr. Charles Othen (36)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-11]
  109. Mr. Richard Charles John Paice (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  110. Mr. Charles Painter (31)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  111. Mr. Frank Painter (29)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  112. Mr. John Pearce (28)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  113. Mr. John Podesta (25)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-3]
  114. Mr. George Pond (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  115. Mr. Arthur J. Priest (23)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  116. Mr. William Robert Holland Pusey (24)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-1]
  117. Mr. Robert Reeves (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  118. Mr. Charles Rice (32)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-10]
  119. Mr. Joseph James Richards (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  120. Mr. George Albert Rickman (36)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  121. Mr. Robert George Roberts (35)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  122. Mr. Sidney Rutter (27)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  123. Mr. Charles Edward Sangster (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  124. Mr. Thomas Saunders (n/a)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  125. Mr. W. Saunders (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  126. Mr. Archibald Scott (40)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  127. Mr. Edward Self (25)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-?]
  128. Mr. Henry Senior (31)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  129. Mr. Thomas Shea (29)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  130. Mr. Alfred Shiers (24)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-5]
  131. Mr. Harry James Smither (22)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  132. Mr. George Snellgrove (41)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  133. Mr. Henry Sparkman (36)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-?]
  134. Mr. Augustus Stanbrook (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  135. Mr. Henry Albert Street (25)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-9]
  136. Mr. James Henry Stubbs (28)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  137. Mr. S. Sullivan (25)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  138. Mr. James Taylor (25)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-1]
  139. Mr. John Taylor (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  140. Mr. T. Taylor (42)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  141. Mr. William Henry Taylor (28)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  142. Mr. James Thomas (27)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  143. Mr. John William Thompson (42)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-A/14]
  144. Mr. George Thresher (25)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-?]
  145. Mr. Arthur Leopold Tizard (31)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  146. Mr. Robert Triggs (41)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-3]
  147. Mr. Richard Turley (37)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  148. der Brugge, Mr. Wessel Adrianus van (42)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  149. Mr. Henry Vear (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  150. Mr. W. Vear (32)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  151. Mr. Frederick Albert Wardner (39)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  152. Mr. Edward Lewis Wateridge (25)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  153. Mr. W. Watson (27)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  154. Mr. Samuel Solomon Williams (26)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  155. Mr. Alfred Witcher (40)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  156. Mr. Henry Dennis Witt (40)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  157. Mr. James Robert Wyeth (26)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]
  158. Mr. Francis James Young (30)  Fireman/Stoker [P-BNR]

John Colgate Hoyt, Compiler, "Ship Facts: The Stoker," in Old Ocean's Ferry: The Log of the Modern Mariner, the Trans-Atlantic Traveler, and Quaint Facts of Neptune's Realm.New York: Bonnell, Silver & Co, 1900, p. 119

Legend For Survivor or Lost Passengers and Crew Members

  • LB-# or A-D - Survivor on Lifeboat 1-16 or Collapsible Lifeboat A-D
  • P-BNR - Perished, Body Not Recovered or Body Not Identified
  • MB – CS Mackay-Bennett (bodies 1–306)
  • M – CS Minia (bodies 307–323)
  • MM – CGS Montmagny (bodies 326–329)
  • A – SS Algerine (body 330)
  • O – RMS Oceanic (bodies 331–333)
  • I – SS Ilford (body 334)
  • OT – SS Ottawa (body 335)

Numbers 324 and 325 were unused, and the six bodies buried at sea by the Carpathia also went unnumbered. Several recovered bodies were unidentifiable and thus not all numbers are matched with a person.

Upon recovery, the bodies of 209 identified and unidentified victims of the sinking were brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Of those, 121 were taken to the non-denominational Fairview Lawn Cemetery, 59 were repatriated, 19 were buried in the Roman Catholic Mount Olivet Cemetery, and 10 were taken to the Jewish Baron de Hirsch Cemetery. The bodies of the remaining recovered victims were either delivered to family members or buried at sea.

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