—Crewman at steerage gate
Biography[edit | edit source]
Serving White Star Line[edit | edit source]
Worked aboard the Titanic[edit | edit source]
Little is known about his early life, but he joined the White Star Line and worked on the Titanic as a crewman in his 30s.
Sinking of the Titanic[edit | edit source]
—Jamie Perse and Crewman at steerage gate
When Titanic sank, he and several other crew members were assigned to maintain order in the third-class area.
He blocked a gate at steerage, trapping passengers downstairs. Jamie drew his attention and asked to open the gate, but the crewman needed orders. Eventually, Jamie convinced him to allow Aase up to the lifeboats, because she was still injured after being raped by Simon. However, once Jamie & Aase were free, the crewman closed the door again and left. Jamie, who couldn't help, promised to come back for the others.
Fate[edit | edit source]
It is not known what happened to him, but most likely died of hypothermia.
Behind the scene[edit | edit source]
- Kondrashoff said in a private message that "that crewman probably drowned very quickly in that freezing water".