Fourth Officer Boxhall (from 2012 Miniseries)
Fourth Officer Boxhall (from 2012 Miniseries)
Biological Information
Full Name Joseph Groves Boxhall
Gender Male
Date of Birth March 23rd, 1884
Date of Death April 25th, 1967
Cause of Death Cerebral thrombosis
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Alignment Neutral
Background Information
Hometown England
Titanic Statistics
Boarded Belfast, England
Destination New York, U.S.A.
Class Deck crew
Lifeboat Emergency Lifeboat 2
Portrayer Cian Barry

Fourth Officer Boxhall was Junior Officer of RMS Titanic.


Boxhall is seen during the boarding sequence of Episode Three where he tells Peter Lubov that he is at the Second Class entrance, and that he should move to the Third Class entrance.

He is on the bridge during Chief Officer Wilde and First Officer Murdoch differing viewpoints on the ships speed and during the collision with the iceberg. He then wakes up Second Officer Lightoller and tells him about the collision.

During the evacuation of the Titanic, he doesn't allow Second Class women and children in the boats, which causes Paolo Sandrini to get into Boxhall's face about his behavior towards the other passengers. Murdoch shows up and orders Boxhall to load in Second Class passengers.

He is last seen trying not to allow Grace Rushton's dog or Astor's dog into the lifeboat, but Grace ignores him and enters in the boat with the dogs.

Historical accuracyEdit

During the real sinking, Boxhall was more focused on firing the rockets to attract the attention of the SS Californian before he left the Titanic in Lifeboat #2. He wasn't on A-Deck and he certainly didn't refuse any Second class women into the lifeboats.


  • It is noted that this and the 1958 film A Night to Remember don't show Boxhall's escape into a lifeboat.