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RMS Titanic Engineers RMS Titanic Engineers

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Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: RMS Titanic Engineers

Inscription

{Main panel, beneath an image of Poseidon flanked with polar bears, a representation of the Titanic sinking, and between two figures of engineers:}
This tablet is dedicated to the memory of the engine room staff of the S.S. "Titanic" who gave their lives at the post of duty when the vessel sank after striking an iceberg on April 15th, 1912.
Joseph Bell, Chief Engineer.
{Followed by 34 names in alphabetical sequence. See Commemorated subjects:}

{Medallion at the base of the memorial, around a steamship:}
Institute of Marine Engineers London
Ahead
Founded February Incorporated July 1889
Nec Remis Nec Velis.

{Bottom right of the memorial:}
Geo. Alexander

{Information panel next to the memorial:}
Memorial to the engineers of Titanic
George Alexander (1881 - 1942)
This plaque commemorates the outstanding heroism and courage of the engineering staff of the Titanic. The men worked in the depths of the ship to supply power for lighting during the evacuation, and to enable radio distress signals to be sent until just three minutes before the Titanic finally sank. They all lost their lives that night.
As a result of the tragedy, ship design and safety measures to protect life at sea have been continuously reviewed. A charity was also set up to support needy marine engineers and their dependants: The Guild of Benevolence of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
On loan from the Guild of Benevolence of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)

The memorial was originally displayed in the foyer of the Institute of Marine Engineers memorial building at 76 Mark Lane in the City of London, and moved to 80 Coleman Street in 1999. Since 2013 it has been on loan to the National Maritme Museum, Greenwich.

We believe 'Nec Remis Nec Vellis' translates as 'neither oars nor sails', a reference to steamships.

There are also memorials to the Titanic engineers in Liverpool and Southampton.

Site: RMS Titanic Engineers (1 memorial)

SE10, Park Row, National Maritme Museum

The memorial is on a stairwell between the first and second floors.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
RMS Titanic Engineers

Information Subjects commemorated

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sinking of the Titanic

On board were over 2,200 people: 1,316 passengers and about 900 crew.  1,517 ...

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RMS Titanic Engineers

The team led by Chief Engineer Joseph Bell comprised 24 engineers, 6 electric...

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Alfred Samuel Allsop

2nd Electrician on the RMS Titanic. A résumé of his life can be found on the...

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Joseph Bell

Chief engineer of the RMS Titanic. Born in Farlam, Cumbria, he moved to Newca...

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George Alexander Chisnall

A boilermaker on the RMS Titanic. A résumé of his life can be found on the En...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
RMS Titanic Engineers

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Institute of Marine Engineers

It describes itself as the international professional body and learned societ...

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George Alexander

Sculptor. Born in Partick, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. He moved to London to study ...

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