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George Alfred Hogg

Lookout on the Titanic

   

Charles William Hogg

Bedroom Steward on the Titanic

   

Walter Stanley Hogg

Stokerman/fireman on the Titanic

 

George Alfred Hogg

 
George Alfred Hogg

born in Hull on 7 March 1883

Hogg was a lookout [not one of 'the' lookouts] who got away in lifeboat #7, starboard.  This was the first boat away, at 12:45, 15th April - a little over an hour after the collision.

(from the book - A Night to Remember -thanks to Dan Clements)

 

Links to more information about George Alfred Hogg

Encyclopedia Titanica
Testimony of Mr. George A. Hogg
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Additional Testimony of Messrs. Hogg, Perkis & Symons

 




Charles William Hogg

According to the crewlist, there was a C. Hogg working as a Bedroom Steward.

He was Charles William Hogg of Liverpool, UK. Born in York. He married Jane Hughes of Llanarmon yn Ial, Denbighshire. His children were :- Margaret; Charles William (II) ;Henry Samuel Hogg. Any further info please ask and if I have it I will let you know. He was not one of the survivors and his body was not found.

Encylopedia Titanica

thanks to Charles Hogg, his grandson


 

Walter Stanley Hogg

Walter Stanley Hogg, was a stoker/fireman on many ships including the Titanic, did he survive, well yes he did, thanks to an incredible capacity for alcohol he and about 10 other members of the "black-gang" stayed too long in a waterfront pub and were refused access to the ship as she was leaving Southampton....In those early days he was a stoker or fireman and their job was to shovel coal into the giant furnaces that heated the water that made the steam that drove the engines, they did this in 4 hour shifts with 8hours off. This has been described as the most despicable job devised by man, and as you can imagine only performed by those who were strong enough and unable to do anything else, in many cases there was no alternative. It was dirty, very hot, and very noisy. No wonder my grandfather was fond of his beer after breathing coal dust for a large part of his life. Anyway this is all the lead up to explain why they were called the black gang, they were always covered in coal dust!!! Incidentally to drive the Titanic there were more than 300 of this men employed shoveling coal. Unlike so many others, my grandfathers claim to fame was that he DIDN'T sail on that fateful voyage, although whatever kit he had certainly did.

His name doesn't appear anywhere because when he and fellow drinkers were refused permission to rejoin the ship as she pulled away from the pier at Southampton, their names would almost certainly have been removed from the crew lists before the ship lost sight of land. The White Star Line stopped all wages from the moment the ship hit the iceberg!!!! So you can understand how ruthless and rigid the rules were inforced. Anyway, he was then stuck in Southampton without any money but somehow he managed to return to his family in London but he couldn't possibly have told the truth, that he'd boozed his money and lost his job as life was very tough at the bottom of the pile in 1912. So when he actually got home, several days later and after the ship had sunk.......the family thinking he had drowned......he came up with the story that he had taken heed of my grandmothers forewarning that something was wrong with that ship, a fear that she did in fact express, and that was why at the last moment he decided to "jump ship" before she sailed. That is the story that was always told to me by my family. I do not believe that to be true. My grandfather was as hard as nails and life itself was tough, he would have taken no notice of any warnings of impending doom, a job was a job and the Titanic state of the art in engineering wonders, the largest manmade object etcetc.

thanks to Stu Hogg (his grandson)

 

 

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