Crew Members on the RMS Titanic

The RMS Titanic's crew had a complement of 860, made up of 475 stewards, cooks, etc., 320 engineers, and 65 engaged in her navigation.

Some of the Crew Members of the RMS Titanic at the ASFS Institute.

All Crew Members

This is an alphabetical listing of all officers and crew members of the RMS Titanic representing the Deck, Engineering, and Victualling departments. Not included in this list are contractors not directly employed by the White Star Line (Wireless Operators, Postal Clerks, Barbers, Restaurant Workers, and Orchestra/Band Members.

Group Photo of Rescued Cooks and Stewards of the RMS Titanic

Cooks and Stewards

58 Cooks and Kitchen Crew Members and 292 Stewards and Stewardesses. Excluded from this list are the Pursers, Bellboys, Matrons, Boots, Storekeepers, and Clerks. Radio Operators and Barbers, assigned to the Victualling department were not employees of the White Star Line and are also omitted from this list.

The Tragedy of the Titanic.

Deck Crew

The deck crew included 1 Boatswain who had seniority over all the unlicensed deck crew, 29 able seamen, 2 Boatswain Mates, 2 Master-at-Arms, 7 Quartermasters, 2 Window Cleaners, and 6 Lookouts.

Fig. 140: Steam Steering Engines with Spur and Bevel Gearing.

Engineering Crew

The Titanic had a compliment of 25 engineers, 8 electricians, 2 Boilermakers, 13 leading firemen (Stoker Foremen), 163 firemen (Stokers), 73 coal trimmers, 33 greasers, and 6 mess hall stewards.

Titanic's Brave Musician Heroes - Led by Mr. W. Hartley of Dewsbury

Orchestra / Band Members

The ship's eight-member orchestra was not on the White Star Line's payroll but was contracted to White Star by the Liverpool firm of C. W. & F. N. Black, which at that time placed musicians on almost all British liners.

The Sea Post Office. From one to three thousand sacks of mail are sorted here every trip.

Postal Clerks

Titanic’s mail sorting room was far superior to any they had ever worked in before. Most mail sorting rooms of the time were far removed from where the mailbags were stored, often relegated to a cramped and poorly ventilated space. The mailbag storage compartment aboard Titanic, however, was conveniently located directly below the mail sorting room.

A La Carte Restaurant-S. S. Olympic and Titanic

Restaurant Contractors

The restaurant was open from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm and was open only to First Class passengers. The staff was not paid by the White Star Line, but by Mr. Gatti himself, who was on the Titanic for its maiden voyage. The restaurant was self-sufficient with its own cooks, waiters, cleanup crew, and other staff. Most of the employees were French or Italian nationals.

Surviving Stewardesses from the RMS Titanic - April 1912


20 stewardesses along with one "matron" and two restaurant cashiers, were the only female members of the crew; all but seven of whom survived. The stewardesses' duties were similar to the male stewards', although they usually served only women passengers.

Stokers of the RMS Titanic


A stoker works four hours at a stretch, and during that time, the temperature of his surroundings varies from 120 degrees to 100 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.

Frederick Dent Ray and William Burke, Saloon Stewards on the Titanic 27 April 1912.

Victualling Crew

There were 421 men and women assigned to the Victualling Department on the Titanic. The 431 crew members of the Victualling Department listed provides all the services for the occupants of the ship; food, housekeeping, laundry, room service, etc.

Dr. W. F. N. O’Loughlin - Titanic 1912

Dr. W. F. N. O’Loughlin - Sr. Surgeon of the Titanic - 1912

Dr. O'Loughlin, the Senior Surgeon of the White Star Line who went down to his death on the ill-fated Titanic, was a man whom his American and British colleagues are proud to remember, not alone for the nobility of his last hours but equally for the manner of his living.

Crew Members From the Titanic Wear Lifejackets for This Publicity Photo Taken on the Boat Deck.

Titanic's Quickly Assembled Crew A Recipe for Disaster - 1914

April 3, 1912: Cargo and supplies are loaded onto the ship in Southampton, and the firstcrew members are hired. on Saturday, April 6, 1912: The rest of the crew is hired, many of them local residents of Southampton. This was the same day the coal strike ended. Most crew members are drawn from the British Seafarer's Union and the National Sailors' and Firemen's Union.


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