Seaman Holmes (from 2012 Miniseries)
Seaman Holmes
Biological Information
Full Name Seaman Holmes
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1885[1]
Date of Death Unknown
Cause of Death Unknown
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Alignment Bad
Background Information
Hometown Unknown
Titanic Statistics
Boarded Southampton, England
Destination New York, U.S.A.
Class Deck crew
Portrayer Luke Norris
Seaman Holmes is a fictional Seaman of the Titanic in the 2012 Miniseries.


Holmes was 6′ 2″ (1.88 m) tall, white male. He had short, brown hair and blue eyes. During his only appearance on the show, he wore a cap and blue seaman suit.


He only appears in Episode 4 as the commander of a lifeboat with Margaret "Molly" Brown, Eleanor Widener, Countess of Rothes, and the Countess' maid Roberta Maioni.

Following the sinking of the Titanic, he outright refuses to go back and help the people in the water and even verbally mocks the Countess when she questions his decision not to go back.

Afterwards, Molly Brown has had enough of Holmes' rule over the boat and tells him that they'll are going back to help them. Holmes tries to put down Molly's rebellion by stating that he is in charge of the boat, only to have Molly threaten to throw him overboard if he doesn't comply. Eleanor helps man the oars while the Countess of Rothes takes the tiller.

By the time the lifeboat reaches the scene of the sinking, they are only able to save John Batley.


  • He is mostly based on one of Titanic's real quartermasters, Robert Hichens who was in command of Lifeboat 6.
  • It is noted that Eleanor Widener survived in Lifeboat 4, which was under the command of Quartermaster Perkis. Also, Lifeboat 4 did rescue people from the water.
  • The Countess of Rothes survived the sinking in Lifeboat 8, which was under the command of Seaman Jones who gave the Countess the tiller once the RMS Carpathia was in sight.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Luke Norris was 27 years old during the filming.