Steward Hart (from 2012 Miniseries)
Steward Hart (from 2012 Miniseries)
Biological Information
Full Name John Edward Hart
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1880
Date of Death January 15th, 1954
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Alignment Good
Background Information
Hometown England, UK[1]
Titanic Statistics
Boarded Southampton, England
Destination New York, U.S.A.
Class Victualling crew
Lifeboat 15
Portrayer Ralph Ineson

Steward Hart was Third Class Steward on RMS Titanic.


Hart was 6′ 3″ (1.91 m) tall, white male. He had short, brown hair and blue eyes. During most of his appearances on the show, he wore a standard white 3rd class steward's tunic.


In the beginning of the Episodes Two and Three of the 2012 mini-series; Hart is trying to see why a cabin is locked when a noise distracts him. When he returns with a group of male passengers to the cabin, but instead finds the Maloney family in the cabin. The men leave and the Maloney's stay in the cabin.

Hart is briefly shown working in the dining room and is seen during the Roman Catholic service in the Third Class dining room.

Hart allows Mabel Watson into Third Class to unlock a box for Lady Manton to make up for a misplaced broach, even though Hart makes her promise that she'll take the blame if anything goes wrong.

After the Titanic strikes the iceberg (while at his bunk, along with Paolo Sandrini and Seaman Scott), Hart senses something is wrong.

Hart believes that they should rescue the women and children and argues with fellow third class steward Turnbull who would rather leave the steerage down below decks. Hart is seen trying to calm the passengers by speaking to them (along with Steward Turnbull and Hill).

When Steward Turnbull keep refusing to allow the Steerage passengers, Hart begins to realize the situation is getting out of hand and he signals that he'll take groups of women and children to the boat deck.

Once he brings the women and children into the boatdeck, Murdoch orders Hart into Lifeboat #15.

Historical accuracyEdit

According to testimony by John Hart, he gathered the passengers in the E-deck corridor not the Third Class dining room as shown in the mini-series.

At one point in Episode 2, he is seen removing drinking glasses from Maloney and Lubov's table stating that he works in the dining room/general room. In real life, Hart worked as a cabin steward.

Also recent discrepancies in Hart's testimony of him allegedly taking two groups of Steerage women and children to the boat deck, which leads to the possibility that he only took one group of women and children into the boat and left with them in Lifeboat #15. It is also noted that he and his party boarded the lifeboat on the boat deck, not on A-Deck as the mini-series portrays.


  • Ralph Ineson, Hart's portrayer was 43 years old during the filming.


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Ralph Ineson's is originally from Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK.