3 August 1878
9 December 1956 (age 78)
Anna E. Ripley Joughin (wife)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S
Survived on the overturned Collapsible Lifeboat B
Charles Joughin was a chef on board RMS Titanic.
In James Cameron's Titanic, he was shown throwing several chairs and tables in to the sea to have something to float on when the ship sank. He was later seen next to Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater minutes before the vertical sinking of the ship, as they were hanging from the aft rail. He survived the sinking and made it to the overturned Collapsible Lifeboat B.
He lived a long life after the disaster, dying at 78 years old.
Behind the scenesEdit
- In the film, Titanic, Joughin was portrayed by Liam Tuohy.
- According to the real Joughin's testimony, he rode the ship down and stepped into the water without getting his hair wet. He also admitted to hardly feeling the cold, most likely due to the brandy he had been drinking.
- Many speculate he survived the sinking due to being seen drinking alcohol from a flask, which would heat him up, enabling him a better chance of survival in the water.
- However, this is known to be physiologically untrue; alcohol acts as a vasodilator, bringing more blood to the peripheries inducing a sense of warmth, but in fact speeds up hypothermia due to heat being drawn from the core and lost more readily at the body's surface.