Henry Tingle Wilde

Date of birth: 21st September 1872
Place of birth: Walton, Liverpool, England
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse: Mary Catherine Jones
Children: Six (2 died in infancy)
Address: 25 Grey Road, Walton, Liverpool.
Crew position: Titanic's Chief Officer
Date of death: 15 April, 1912
Cause of death: Unconfirmed; body never recovered; possibly suicide

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Chief Officer Wilde

Chief Officer Henry Wilde

Age: 39
Height: 6'1" (185.42cm)
Complexion: Dark
Hair Colour: Dark brown
Eye Colour: Blue
Other: None

Notes: Wilde's height changes slightly from 6 foot and a half (1895, 1897) to 6 foot 1 (1900). However either way he is the tallest of his colleagues aboard Titanic, the only one to be over six foot (the others range from Smith/Pitman/Lowe the shortest at 5'8", to Moody the next tallest at 5'11").

Biographical Information:


For many years Chief Officer Henry Tingle Wilde, from Liverpool, has been unfairly considered an "enigma" due to the limited amount of information on his life and actions aboard Titanic during the sinking. He has been variously portrayed as aloof, a depressed widower and inactive during the evacuation. This indepth biography of his life will finally set the record straight on a very competent officer with an enviable career. It will cover such topics as:

- His family background
- A complete record of his career at sea
- Collisions at sea
- Becoming Captain prior to Titanic
- The untimely death of his wife and children
- The emotional toll the family tragedy had on him
- His appointment to Titanic
- His thoughts on Titanic and duties aboard her
- An extensive look at his actions on the night of the sinking
- The mystery of his death and its effect on his family