Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Agreements and Crew Lists, Series III: Titanic. BT 100/259 and 100/260. The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England.
This database includes records for both crew members and some passengers aboard the RMS Titanic.
RMS Titanic sailed from Southampton, England, on 10 April 1912, bound for New York. The ship took on additional passengers at Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland, and set off into the Atlantic with approximately 2,228 passengers and crew on board. The ship struck an iceberg shortly before midnight on 14 April in the North Atlantic about 400 miles south of Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Titanic sank in a matter of hours with a loss of about 1,517 passengers and crew.
What You Can Find in These Records
The bulk of these records list crew members on the Titanic, both those who died at sea and those who survived. The database also includes an official list of deceased passengers.
On crew-related documents you may find
- date and place agreement signed
- date and hour to be on board
- whether in Reserves
- particulars of leaving the ship (for men who didn't show up, were sick, discharged, etc.)
- port of engagement address
On passenger records you may find
- port of embarkation
- whether missing or saved
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