Charles Alfred Bartlett

CAPTAIN

(Titanic Historical Society Archives)

(Michail Michailakis collection)

 

Ethnicity British
Born August 21st, 1868 at London
Hair Grey
Eyes Blue/grey
Height 5 ft. 11/1.80 m
Marital status Married to Edith Bartlett

 

Rank:

Ship:

Tonnage:

Year:

2nd Officer

Jumna

5.200

1891 (British India Company)

2nd Officer

Dorunda

3.000

1893 (British India Company)

2nd Officer

Jelunga

5.200

1894 (British India Company)

4th Officer

Germanic

5.000

1894

2nd Officer

Doric

4.800

1894

2nd Officer

Gothic

7.800

1897

1st Officer

Gothic

7.800

1898

2nd Officer

Georgic (cargo vessel)

10.100

1900

1st Officer

Georgic (cargo vessel)

10.100

1901

1st Officer

Teutonic

10.100

1901

1st Officer

Celtic

20.900

1901

1st Officer

Oceanic

17.300

1902

1st Officer

Celtic

20.900

1903

Chief Officer

Celtic

20.900

1903 (?)

Captain

Armenian (cargo vessel)

8.800

1903

Captain

Germanic

5.000

1904 (American Line)

Captain

Victorian

8.800

1904

Captain

Canopic

13.000

1905

Captain

Gothic

7.700

1906

Captain

Republic

15.000

1906

Captain

Cymric

12.300

1906

Captain

Romanic

11.400

1907

Captain

Cedric

21.100

1907/1908/1909/1910

Senior Marine Superintendent

-

-

1912/1915

Captain (?)

HMY Verona

410

1915

Captain

Britannic (II)

48.200

1915/1916

Senior Marine Superintendent

-

-

1917 (?) – retired on the 31st of December 1931.

 

POINTS OF INTEREST

- While Bartlett was in command of the Gothic in 1906, there were 2 fires onboard within a week, which destroyed the saloon and staterooms. The ship managed to reach Plymouth, but she wouldn’t sail again for 8 months.

- When Captain Bartlett was in command of the Germanic, his 1st Officer was William McMaster Murdoch, who would late perish on the Titanic.

- He traveled several times on the Olympic as a 1st class passenger, in the years 1920/1924, and he also traveled on at least one occasion on the Homeric, in 1922.

- Charles Bartlett was questioned by the British Inquiry investigating the sinking of the Titanic. He was appointed Marine Superintendent in January 1912, therefore he was rather familiar with the Titanic and it’s crew. He was questioned several days about numerous things including boat drills, the course of Titanic, and he was asked several questions about the Officers. He would remark about the Officers onboard Titanic: “They were the pick of the service".

 

Crew information researched and compiled by Remco Hillen. No unauthorized usage allowed.

For any questions, remarks or possible mistakes, please contact

Sources

The Titanic Commutator (Vol.15;No.3;1991)  published by the Titanic Historical Society

Inger Sheil

Mark Chirnside

Mark Baber’s daily ‘White Star Line History’

‘HMHS Britannic, the Last Titan’ – Simon Mills

‘Hostage to Fortune’ – Simon Mills

‘RMS Olympic, Old Reliable’ – Simon Mills

‘William McMaster Murdoch – A Career at sea’ – Susanne Störmer

www.ellisisland.org

www.encyclopedia-titanica.org

www.titanic-titanic.com/white%20star%20line%20ships.shtml

www.titanicinquiry.org

www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/bisn.html

www.william-mcmaster-murdoch.org

www.bytenet.net/kaleidoscope/osnc/fleet/baltic2.htm

http://www.titanictown.plus.com/titanictown/britannic.htm