Robert Hume

CHIEF OFFICER

Ethnicity Scottish
Born May 20th, 1872 at Colvend
Weight 160/170 /  75 kg
Height 5 ft. 10 / 1,78 m
Marital status Unmarried in 1922

 

Rank:

Ship:

Tonnage:

Year:

4th Officer

Tauric (cattle carrier)

5.700

1900

3rd Officer

Celtic

20.900

1901

?

Cevic

8.300

1903

?

Cretic

13.500

1904

?

Athenian

?

1905

?

Majestic

10.100

1905

?

Georgic (cargo)

10.100

1905

1st Officer

Majestic

10.100

1905/1906/1907/1908/1909/1910

2nd Officer

Arabic

15.800

1909/1910

1st Officer

Oceanic

17.300

1911

2nd Officer

Olympic

45.300

1911/1912

1st Officer

Olympic

45.300

1912

Chief Officer

Britannic (II)

48.200

1915/1916

1st Officer

Olympic

45.300

1916/1917

Chief Officer

Justicia

32.200

1917

Captain

Turkoman

?

1918

Captain

Canada

9.500

1918

?

Regina

16.300

1920

1st Officer

Olympic

45.300

1920/1921/1922

1st Officer

Majestic

56.600

1922

Chief Officer

Homeric

34.400

1922/1923/1924

Chief Officer

Majestic

56.600

1924

Captain

Medic

12.200

?

Captain

Haverford

11.600

1925

Assistant Commander

Olympic

45.300

1927

Assistant Commander(?)

Majestic

56.600

1928

Captain (1 voyage)

Majestic

56.600

1928

POINTS OF INTEREST

- Hume was on watch together with 4th Officer McTavish on the Britannic at the time of the explosion.

- After being back in England for barely 3 weeks, Hume was appointed 1st Officer on the Olympic.

- In 1901, the brand new Celtic rescued the four crewmembers of the 104-ton schooner A.M. McNichol. A life crew from the Celtic, with 3rd Officer Hume in charge, had the men swiftly transferred to the Celtic.

- Whilst serving as 1st Officer on the Olympic, on several occasions the Surgeon onboard was Dr. John C.H. Beaumont. Beaumont also was Surgeon aboard Majestic on at least one occasion when Hume was Chief Officer. Dr. Beaumont was senior surgeon aboard Britannic. Also onboard several of his voyages was Claude Lancaster, Purser onboard Britannic.

- Hume was 2nd Officer on Olympic’s maiden voyage, serving together with 2 bridge Officers who would later perish on the Titanic; Captain Smith and Officer Murdoch. 

- When the Olympic had the collision with the HMS Hawke, Hume was onboard as her 2nd Officer.

- Hume was one of the former Britannic crewmen who joined the Justicia after the sinking of Britannic. Others include Chief Engineer Fleming and Purser Claude Lancaster.

- On at least one occasion in 1921 while he was 1st Officer on the Olympic, former Titanic Officer Herbert Pitman was also onboard, who was by then transferred to the Purser’s section.

- In 1928 he commanded the 56.600 ton White Star Line flagship – the Majestic. Sadly for him, the appointment was temporarily, it being for 1 voyage replacing the ‘normal’ captain.

 

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

For any questions, remarks or possible mistakes, please contact

Sources

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