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Titanic Lifeboats - 1912

Lightly Loaded Titanic Lifeboat Nears the Carpathia

Lightly Loaded Titanic Lifeboat Nears the Carpathia. This photograph shows the insufficient loading of one of the lifeboats. It could have carried double the number of passengers. All but the rowers are women and children. Collier's Magazine (4 May 1912) p. 12a. GGA Image ID # 109835ab35

The fundamental mystery of the Titanic disaster is likely, therefore, always to remain an inexplicable puzzle. The subsidiary cause, which was owing to the tremendous loss of life—the lack of sufficient boats to carry all passengers and the whole of the crew—is more easily accounted for.

It was, without doubt, an honest illusion on the part of everybody connected with the firm that built the Titanic and the company that sailed it that the boat was unsinkable. And the British board of trade, which exercises government authority over all British shipping, was too officially indolent to revise according to current conditions lifeboat regulations adopted when the largest ocean ships afloat were only a fifth the size of the Titanic.

Some of the Pitiful Seven Hundred. a Boatload of the Titanic's Survivors

Some of the Pitiful Seven Hundred. A Boatload of the Titanic's Survivors Just Before They Were Succored by the "Carpathia." Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 3. GGA Image ID # 109c192dc9

The Titanic, therefore, sailed with its life-saving equipment up to all legal requirements. So confident were its officers of never using such equipment that no one even took the trouble to drill the crew in lowering the boats to the water.

Not until the designer, Mr. Andrews, informed the captain that the ship was doomed was the order given to man the lifeboats. The lifeboats, forsooth! Twenty of them in all with a maximum accommodation, if everyone were loaded to its total capacity, of something over one thousand, for a ship's company numbered 2,223 in all.

Four Boat-Loads of the Titanic's Passengers at the Carpathia's Side.

Four Boat-Loads of the Titanic’s Passengers at the Carpathia’s Side. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 32b. GGA Image ID # 109c506357

Just here, in this fatal discrepancy, is to be found proof of the widespread belief that a great ship like the Titanic was practically unsinkable and, therefore, in times of dire stress such as this, was well able to act as its lifeboat until rescuing ships, summoned by wireless, should come to her aid.

The Titanic's boats were too far from the water.

The Titanic’s boats were too far from the water. Had the sea been rough, it is questionable whether any of the lifeboats of the Titanic would have reached the water without being damaged or destroyed. The point of suspension of the boats was about seventy feet above the level of the sea. Had the ship been rolling heavily the lifeboats, as they were lowered, would have swung out from the side of the ship as it rolled toward them and on the return, roll would have swung back and crashed against its side. The Illustrated London News (11 May 1912) p. 688. GGA Image ID # 100aab983f

Diagram IV: The Lowering of the Lifeboats of the Titanic.

Diagram IV: The Lowering of the Lifeboats of the Titanic. The Sphere (27 April 1912) p. 8 of the Supplement. GGA Image ID # 10fff777b1

The Last Goodbyes - Placing Women in the Lifeboats.

The Last Goodbyes - Placing Women in the Lifeboats. Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic (1912) p. 177. GGA Image ID # 108e86a1fa

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 1

One of the Titanic's Life-Boats Approaching the Carpathia, Barely Half Full.

One of the "Titanic's" Lifeboats Approaching the "Carpathia," Barely Half Full. © Underwood & Underwood. The Literary Digest (4 May 1912) p. 919. GGA Image ID # 1085e15b3a

Lifeboat 1 turned out to be the omen of what would transpire with the other 19 boats. It was the fourth boat launched at about 1:05 am with only 12 people on board (2 Women and 10 Men), representing 30% of her capacity of 40 people.

The occupants of lifeboat 1 were rescued by the Carpathia shortly aft 4:10 am, the second lifeboat from the Titanic to be picked up. The lifeboat's occupants had a group photograph taken on the Carpathia.

Survivors of the Titanic and Occupants of Lifeboat 1 Rescued by the Carpathia.

Survivors of the Titanic and Occupants of Lifeboat 1 Rescued by the Carpathia. Back Row: Saloman, Stengel. Middle Row: Hendrickson, Lady Duff Gordon, Francatelli, Sir Duff Gordon, Taylor. Seated: Symons, Horsewell, Collins, Pusey. Dated 15 April 1912. GGA Image ID # 10d43fefa0

Facts About Lifeboat 1 (LB-1)

  • Boat No. 1 was one of two small "emergency" wooden cutters
  • No. 1 was on the starboard side.
  • The lifeboat had a capacity of 40 people
  • Most of the occupants of Boat 1 were men, despite Captain Smith's call for "women and children first."
  • The boat was hoisted aboard the Carpathia along with other Titanic lifeboats and brought to New York.
  • On April 16, the day after their rescue by the Carpathia, each crew member pm Lifeboat 1 received a £5 cheque from Cosmo Duff Gordon that represented about one month's wage for the crew.
  • Lady Duff Gordon was the founder of and chief designer for Lucile Ltd, considered the first global couture house.
  • Named the ‘Millionaire’s Boat’ by the press, who accused the occupants of ignoring cries for help from people in the water.

Lifeboat 1, the fifth one launched at 1:10 am, located on the officers deck, starboard side, with 12 occupants comprised of First Class passengers and Crew Members. Capacity for the lifeboat was 40 (30% of Capacity).

First Class Passengers - LB-1

  1. Sir Cosmo Edmund Duff Gordon (49)  London, England, UK
  2. Lady Lucille Wallace (Lucy Christiana) Duff Gordon (née Sutherland) (48)  London, England, UK
  3. Miss Laura Mabel Francatelli (31)  [Secretary to Lady Duff Gordon], London, England, UK
  4. Mr. Abraham Lincoln Salomon, (43)  New York, New York, US
  5. Mr. Charles Emil Henry Stengel, (54)  Newark, New Jersey, US

Deck Crew Members - LB-1

  1. Able Seaman: Mr. Albert Edward James Horswill (33)
  2. Lookout: Mr. George Thomas Macdonald Symons (24) -> In Charge

Engineering Crew Members - LB-1

  1. Mr. Samuel Collins, (35)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-1]
  2. Mr. Charles Osker Hendrickson, (29)  Leading Fireman [LB-1]
  3. Mr. William Robert Holland Pusey, (24)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-1]
  4. Mr. Frederick Sheath, (20)  Trimmer [LB-1]
  5. Mr. James Taylor, (25)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-1]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 2

The Crew and Passengers of One of the Titanic’s Life-Boats after the Disaster.

A Seaman, a Foreigner — and Women: The Crew and Passengers of One of the “Titanic’s“ Life-Boats after the Disaster. Drawn from Material Supplied by Mrs. Cornell, a Survivor. (Proof of the Discipline Aboard the Sinking “Titanic ”: A Boat ‘Load of Women.) The Illustrated London News (18 May 1912) p. 754. GGA Image ID # 100a0cd3ea

Facts about Lifeboat 2 (LB-2)

Lifeboat 2, the 15th one launched at 1:45 am, located on the officers deck, port side, with 18 occupants comprised of 8 First Class, 6 Third Class passengers and 4 Crew Members (11 Women and 7 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 40 (45% of Capacity).

First Class Passengers - LB-2

  1. Miss Elizabeth Walton Allen, (29)  St Louis, Missouri, US [LB-2]
  2. Mrs. Charlotte Lane Appleton (née Lamson) (53)  New York, New York, US [LB-2]
  3. Mrs. Malvina Helen Cornell (née Lamson) (55)  New York, New York, US [LB-2]
  4. Mrs. Mahala Douglas (née Dutton) (48)  Minneapolis, Minnesota, US [LB-2]
  5. Miss Berthe Leroy (maid) (27)  Minneapolis, Minnesota, US [LB-2]
  6. Miss Georgette Alexandra Madill, (16)  St Louis, Missouri, US [LB-2]
  7. Mrs. Elisabeth Walton Robert (née McMillan) (43)  St Louis, Missouri, US [LB-2]
  8. Miss Emilie Kreuchen (maid) (29)  St Louis, Missouri, US [LB-2]

Third Class Passengers - LB-2

  1. Mrs. Mary Winnie Coutts (née Trainer) (36)  Brooklyn, New York, US [LB-2]
  2. Master William Loch "Willie" Coutts, (9)  Brooklyn, New York, US [LB-2]
  3. Master Neville Leslie Coutts, (3)  Brooklyn, New York, US [LB-2]
  4. Mr. Anton Kink, (29)  Milwaukee, Wisconsin [LB-2]
  5. Mrs. Luise Kink (née Heilmann) (26)  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US [LB-2]
  6. Miss Luise Gretchen Kink, (4)  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US [LB-2]

Officers - LB-2

  1. Sub-Lieutenant Joseph Groves, RNR Boxhall, (28) Fourth Officer [LB-2]

Deck Crew - LB-2

  1. Able Seaman: Osman, Mr. Frank (28) [LB-2]

Victualling Crew - LB-2

  1. Mr. John Bertram Ellis, (30)  Assistant Vegetable Cook [LB-2]
  2. Mr. James Johnston, (41)  Saloon Steward [LB-2]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 3

Facts About Lifeboat 3 (LB-3)

Lifeboat 3, the 4th one launched at 1:00 am, located on the boat deck, starboard side, with 38 occupants comprised of 26 First Class and 12 Crew Members. Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (58% of Capacity).

First Class Passengers - LB-3

  1. Mr. Harry Anderson (47)  New York, New York, US
  2. Mrs. Charlotte Wardle (née Drake) Cardeza (58)  Germantown, Pennsylvania, US
  3. maid, Miss Annie Moore Ward and (38)  Germantown, Pennsylvania, US
  4. Mr. Thomas Drake Martinez Cardeza (36)  Germantown, Pennsylvania, US
  5. valet, Mr. Gustave J. Lesueur and (35)  Germantown, Pennsylvania, US
  6. Mr. Robert Williams Daniel (27)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
  7. Mrs. Orian Davidson (née Hays) (27)  Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  8. Mr. Albert Adrian Dick (31)  Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  9. Mrs. Vera Dick (née Gillespie) (17)  Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  10. Mrs. Edith Ware Graham (née Junkins) (59)  Greenwich, Connecticut, US
  11. Miss Margaret Edith Graham (19)  Greenwich, Connecticut, US
  12. Miss Elizabeth Weed Shutes (governess) (40)  Greenwich, Connecticut, US
  13. Mr. Henry Sleeper Harper (48)  New York, New York, US
  14. Mr. Hammad Hassab (dragoman) (27)  Cairo, Egypt
  15. Mrs. Myna Harper (née Haxtun) (49)  New York, New York, US
  16. Mr. Walter James Hawksford (45)  Kingston, Surrey, England, UK
  17. Mrs. Clara Jennings Hays (née Grigg) (52)  Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  18. Miss Mary Anne Perreault (maid) (33)  Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  19. Mr. Adolphe Saalfeld (47)  Manchester, England, UK
  20. Colonel Alfons Simonius-Blumer (56)  Basel, Switzerland
  21. Mr. Frederic Oakley Spedden (45)  Tuxedo Park, New York, US
  22. Mrs. Margaretta Corning Spedden (née Stone) (39)  Tuxedo Park, New York, US
  23. Miss Helen Alice Wilson (maid) (31)  Tuxedo Park, New York, US
  24. Master Robert Douglas Spedden (6)  Tuxedo Park, New York, US
  25. Miss Elizabeth Margaret Burns (nurse) (41)  Tuxedo Park, New York, US
  26. Dr. Max Stähelin-Maeglin (32)  Basel, Switzerland

Deck Crew - LB-3

  1. Able Seaman: Archer, Mr. Ernest Edward (36) 
  2. Able Seaman: Moore, Mr. George Alfred (32) 

Engineering Crew - LB-3

  1. Mr. Walter Binstead (19)  Trimmer
  2. Mr. George Combes (21)  Fireman/Stoker
  3. Mr. Robert Couper (30)  Fireman/Stoker
  4. Mr. John Hagan (30)  Fireman/Stoker
  5. Mr. Thomas Mayzes (25)  Fireman/Stoker
  6. Mr. John J. Moore (29)  Fireman/Stoker
  7. Mr. William Nutbean (31)  Fireman/Stoker
  8. Mr. H. Oliver (32)  Fireman/Stoker
  9. Mr. John Podesta (25)  Fireman/Stoker
  10. Mr. Robert Triggs (41)  Fireman/Stoker

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 4

Facts About Lifeboat 4 (LB-4)

Lifeboat 4, the 16th one launched at 1:50 am (with delays), located on the boat deck, port side, with 42 occupants comprised of 24 First Class, 7 Second Class passengers, and 11 Crew Members. Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (65% of Capacity).

First Class Passengers - LB-4

  1. Mrs. Madeleine Talmage Astor (née Force) (18)  New York, New York, US [LB-4]
  2. Miss Rosalie Bidois (maid) (46)  New York, New York, US [LB-4]
  3. Miss Caroline Louise Endres (nurse) (39)  New York, New York, US [LB-4]
  4. Mrs. Lucile (née Polk) Carter, (36)  Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US [LB-4]
  5. Miss Auguste Serreplan (maid) (30)  Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US [LB-4]
  6. Miss Lucile Polk Carter, (13)  Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US [LB-4]
  7. Master William Thornton II Carter, (11)  Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US [LB-4]
  8. Mrs. Carrie Constance Chaffee (née Toogood) (47)  Amenia, North Dakota, US [LB-4]
  9. Mrs. Virginia Estelle Clark (née McDowell) (26)  Los Angeles, California, US [LB-4]
  10. Mrs. Florence Briggs Cumings (née Thayer) (35)  New York, New York, US [LB-4]
  11. Miss Elizabeth Mussey Eustis, (54)  Brookline, Massachusetts, US [LB-4]
  12. Mrs. Ida Sophia Hippach (née Fischer) (44)  Chicago, Illinois, US [LB-4]
  13. Miss Jean Gertrude Hippach, (17)  Chicago, Illinois, US [LB-4]
  14. Mrs. Emily Maria Ryerson (née Borie) (48)  Cooperstown, New York, US [LB-4]
  15. maid, Miss Victorine Chaudanson and (36)  Cooperstown, New York, US [LB-4]
  16. Miss Susan Parker "Suzette" Ryerson, (21)  Cooperstown, New York, US [LB-4]
  17. Miss Emily Borie Ryerson, (18)  Cooperstown, New York, US [LB-4]
  18. Master John Borie "Jack" Ryerson, (13)  Cooperstown, New York, US [LB-4]
  19. Miss Grace Scott Bowen (governess) (45)  Cooperstown, New York, US [LB-4]
  20. Mrs. Martha (née Eustis) Stephenson, (52)  Paris, France [LB-4]
  21. Mrs. Marian Longsteth Thayer (née Morris) (39)  Haverford, Pennsylvania, US [LB-4]
  22. Miss Margaret Fleming (maid) (42)  Haverford, Pennsylvania, US [LB-4]
  23. Mrs. Eleanor Widener (née Elkins) (50)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US [LB-4]
  24. Miss Amalie Henriette "Emily" Gieger (maid) (35)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US [LB-4]

Second Class Passengers - LB-4

  1. Mrs. Anna (Anna Hamlin) Hämäläinen, (24)  Detroit, Michigan, US [LB-4]
  2. Master Viljo Unto Johannes (William Hamlin) Hämäläinen, (1)  Detroit, Michigan, US [LB-4]
  3. Mrs. Elizabeth "Eliza" Hocking (née Neads) (54)  Penzance, Cornwall, England [LB-4]
  4. Miss Ellen "Nellie" Hocking, (20)  Penzance, Cornwall, England [LB-4]
  5. Mrs. Emily Richards (née Hocking) (23)  Penzance, Cornwall, England [LB-4]
  6. Master William Rowe Richards, (3)  Penzance, Cornwall, England [LB-4]
  7. Master Sibley George Richards, (9 mo.)  Penzance, Cornwall, England [LB-4]

Deck Crew - LB-4

  1. Mr. John Foley, (44)  Storekeeper [LB-4]
  2. Mr. Samuel Ernest Hemming, (43)  Lamp Trimmer [LB-4]
  3. Mr. William Henry Lyons, (26)  Able Seaman [LB-4]
  4. Mr. William McCarthy, (47)  Able Seaman [LB-4]
  5. Mr. Walter John Perkis, (37)  Quartermaster [LB-4]

Engineering Crew - LB-4

  1. Mr. Thomas Patrick Dillon, (25)  Trimmer [LB-4]
  2. Mr. Thomas G. Ranger, (29)  Greaser [LB-4]
  3. Mr. Frederick Scott, (28)  Greaser [LB-4]
  4. Mr. Alfred White, (32)  Greaser [LB-4]

Victualling Crew - LB-4

  1. Mr. Andrew Cunningham, (35)  Bedroom Steward [LB-4]
  2. Mr. Frank Winnold Prentice, (22)  Storekeeper [LB-4]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 5

Facts About Lifeboat 5 (LB-5)

Lifeboat 5, the 2nd one launched at 12:55 am, located on the boat deck, starboard side, with 36 occupants comprised of 29 First Class, 1 Deck Officer, and 6 Crew Members. Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (55% of Capacity).

First Class Passengers - LB-5

  1. Mr. Richard Leonard Beckwith, (37)  New York, New York, US [LB-5]
  2. Mrs. Sallie Beckwith (née Monypeny) (46)  New York, New York, US [LB-5]
  3. Mr. Karl Howell Behr, (26)  New York, New York, US [LB-5]
  4. Mr. Edward Pennington Calderhead, (42)  New York, New York, US [LB-5]
  5. Mrs. Eleanor Genevieve Cassebeer (née Fosdick) (36)  New York, New York, US [LB-5]
  6. Mr. Norman Campbell Chambers, (27)  New York, New York, US [LB-5]
  7. Mrs. Bertha Chambers (née Griggs) (32)  New York, New York, US [LB-5]
  8. Mrs. Ruth Dodge (née Vidaver) (34)  San Francisco, California, US [LB-5]
  9. Master Washington, Jr. Dodge, (4)  San Francisco, California, US [LB-5]
  10. Mr. John Irwin Flynn, (36)  Brooklyn, New York, US [LB-5]
  11. Dr. Henry William Frauenthal, (49)  London, England, UK [LB-5]
  12. Mrs. Clara Frauenthal (née Heinsheimer) (42)  London, England, UK [LB-5]
  13. Mr. Isaac Gerald Frauenthal, (43)  London, England, UK [LB-5]
  14. Mr. Maximilian Josef Frölicher, (60)  Zürich, Switzerland [LB-5]
  15. Mrs. Margaretha Emerentia Frölicher (née Stehli) (48)  Zürich, Switzerland [LB-5]
  16. Miss Hedwig Margaritha Frölicher-Stehli, (22)  Zürich, Switzerland [LB-5]
  17. Mr. Samuel L. Goldenberg, (47)  Paris, France [LB-5]
  18. Mrs. Nella Goldenberg (née Wiggins) (40)  Paris, France [LB-5]
  19. Mr. George Achilles Harder, (25)  New York, New York, US [LB-5]
  20. Mrs. Dorothy Harder (née Annan) (21)  New York, New York, US [LB-5]
  21. Mr. Edwin Nelson Jr. Kimball, (42)  Boston, Massachusetts, US [LB-5]
  22. Mrs. Gertrude Kimball (née Parsons) (45)  Boston, Massachusetts, US [LB-5]
  23. Miss Helen Monypeny Newsom, (19)  New York, New York, US [LB-5]
  24. Miss Helene Ragnhild Ostby, (22)  Providence, Rhode Island, US [LB-5]
  25. Mr. Spencer Victor Silverthorne, (35)  St Louis, Missouri, US [LB-5]
  26. Mrs. Annie May Stengel (née Morris) (44)  Newark, New Jersey, US [LB-5]
  27. Mr. Elmer Zebley Taylor, (48)  London, England, UK [LB-5]
  28. Mrs. Juliet Cummins Taylor (née Wright) (48)  London, England, UK [LB-5]
  29. Mrs. Anna Sophia Warren (née Atkinson) (60)  Portland, Oregon, US [LB-5]

Officers - LB-5

  1. Mr. Herbert John Pitman (34) Third Officer [LB-5]

Deck Crew - LB-5

  1. Mr. Alfred Olliver (27) Quartermaster [LB-5]

Engineering Crew

  1. Mr. Alfred Shiers (24) Fireman/Stoker [LB-5]

Victualling Crew - LB-5

  1. Mrs. Mabel Bennett (30)  First Class Stewardess [LB-5]
  2. Mr. Henry Samuel Etches (41)  Bedroom Steward [LB-5]
  3. Mr. Edward John Guy (28)  Boots [LB-5]
  4. Mrs. McLaren (40)  Stewardess [LB-5]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 6

Facts About Lifeboat 6 (LB-6)

Lifeboat 6, the 3rd one launched at 12:55 am, located on the boat deck, port side, with 23 occupants comprised of 20 First Class, 1 Third Class passenger, and 2 Crew Members. Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (35% of Capacity).

First Class Passengers - LB-6

  1. Mrs. Hélène Baxter (née de Lanaudière-Chaput) (50)  Montreal, Quebec, Canada [LB-6]
  2. Miss Elsie Edith Bowerman, (22)  St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, UK [LB-6]
  3. Mrs. Margaret Brown (née Tobin) (44)  Denver, Colorado, US [LB-6]
  4. Mrs. Helen Churchill Candee (née Hungerford) (53)  Washington, D.C., US [LB-6]
  5. Mrs. Julia Florence Cavendish (née Siegel) (25)  London, England, UK [LB-6]
  6. Miss Ellen "Nellie" Barber (maid) (26)  London, England, UK [LB-6]
  7. Mrs. Edith Martha Bowerman Chibnall (née Barber) (48)  St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, UK [LB-6]
  8. Mrs. Mary Hélène Douglas (née Baxter) (27)  Montreal, Quebec, Canada [LB-6]
  9. Mrs. Sigrid Lindström (née Posse) (55)  Stockholm, Sweden [LB-6]
  10. Miss Bertha Antonine Mayné, (24)  Brussels, Belgium [LB-6]
  11. Mrs. Leila Meyer (née Saks) (25)  New York, New York, US [LB-6]
  12. Miss Madeleine Newell, (31)  Lexington, Massachusetts, US [LB-6]
  13. Miss Marjorie Anne Newell, (23)  Lexington, Massachusetts, US [LB-6]
  14. Major Arthur Godfrey Peuchen, (52)  Toronto, Ontario, Canada [LB-6]
  15. Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Anne Rothschild (née Barrett) (54)  New York, New York, US [LB-6]
  16. Mrs. Mary Eloise Smith (née Hughes) (18)  Huntington, West Virginia, US [LB-6]
  17. Mrs. Marie Eugénie Spencer (née Demougeot) (45)  New York, New York, US [LB-6]
  18. Miss Eugenie Elise Lurette (maid) (59)  New York, New York, US [LB-6]
  19. Mrs. Martha Evelyn Stone (née Stevens) (62)  New York, New York, US [LB-6]
  20. Miss Amelie "Amelia" Icard (maid) (38)  New York, New York, US [LB-6]

Third Class Passengers - LB-6

  1. Mr. Fahim Ruhanna Al-Zainni, (22) Dayton, Ohio, US [LB-6]

Deck Crew - LB-6

  1. Mr. Frederick Fleet, (24)  Lookout [LB-6]
  2. Mr. Robert Hichens, (29)  Quartermaster [LB-6]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 7

Facts About Lifeboat 7 (LB-7)

Lifeboat 7, the 1st one launched at 12:45 am, located on the boat deck, starboard side, with 26 occupants comprised of 22 First Class and 4 Crew Members (10 Women and 16 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (40% of Capacity).

First Class Passengers - LB-7

  1. Mr. Dickinson H. "Dick" Bishop, (25)  Dowagiac, Michigan, US [LB-7]
  2. Mrs. Helen Bishop (née Walton) (19)  Dowagiac, Michigan, US [LB-7]
  3. Mr. Henry Blank, (39)  Glen Ridge, New Jersey, US [LB-7]
  4. Mr. Paul Romaine Marie Léonce Chevré, (45)  Paris, France [LB-7]
  5. Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Crosby (née Halstead) (64)  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US [LB-7]
  6. Miss Harriette Rebecca Crosby, (39)  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US [LB-7]
  7. Mrs. Antoinette Flegenheim (née Wendt) (48)  New York, New York, US [LB-7]
  8. Mrs. Pauline Caroline Gibson (née Boeson) (44)  New York, New York, US [LB-7]
  9. Miss Dorothy Winifred Gibson, (22)  New York, New York, US [LB-7]
  10. Mrs. Blanche Greenfield (née Strouse) (45)  New York, New York, US [LB-7]
  11. Mr. William Bertram Greenfield, (23)  New York, New York, US [LB-7]
  12. Miss Margaret Bechstein Hays, (24)  New York, New York, US [LB-7]
  13. Mr. Pierre, Sr. Maréchal, (28)  Paris, France [LB-7]
  14. Mr. James Robert McGough, (35)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US [LB-7]
  15. Mr. Alfred Nourney, (20)  Cologne, German Empire[note 2] [LB-7]
  16. Mr. Alfred Fernand Omont, (29)  Le Havre, France [LB-7]
  17. Mrs. Lily Alexenia Potter (née Wilson) (56)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US [LB-7]
  18. Mr. Frederic Kimber Seward, (34)  New York, New York, US [LB-7]
  19. Mr. William Thompson Sloper, (28)  New Britain, Connecticut, US [LB-7]
  20. Mr. John Pillsbury Snyder, (24)  Minneapolis, Minnesota, US [LB-7]
  21. Mrs. Nellie Snyder (née Stevenson) (23)  Minneapolis, Minnesota, US [LB-7]
  22. Mr. Gilbert Milligan Jr. Tucker, (31)  Albany, New York, US [LB-7]

Deck CrewLB-7

  1. Mr. George Alfred Hogg, (29)  Lookout [LB-7]
  2. Mr. Harry Holman, (27)  Able Seaman [LB-7]
  3. Mr. Archie Jewell, (23)  Lookout [LB-7]
  4. Mr. William Clifford Weller, (30)  Able Seaman [LB-7]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 8

Facts About Lifeboat 8 (LB-8)

Lifeboat 8, the 5th one launched at 1:10 am, located on the boat deck, port side, with 27 occupants comprised of 24 First Class and 3 Crew Members (24 Women and 3 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (42% of Capacity).

First Class Passengers - LB-8

  1. Miss Sarah Daniels (Mrs. Allison's Maid) (33)  Montreal, Quebec, Canada [LB-8]
  2. Miss Elizabeth Bonnell, (61)  Youngstown, Ohio, US [LB-8]
  3. Miss Caroline Bonnell, (30)  Youngstown, Ohio, US [LB-8]
  4. Mrs. Emma Eliza Bucknell (née Ward) (59)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US [LB-8]
  5. Miss Albina Bazzani (maid) (36)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US [LB-8]
  6. Miss Gladys Cherry, (30)  London, England, UK [LB-8]
  7. Mrs. Mary Aline Holverson (née Towner) (35)  New York, New York, US [LB-8]
  8. Mrs. Marion Kenyon (née Stauffer) (31)  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US [LB-8]
  9. Dr. Alice (née Farnham) Leader, (49)  New York, New York, US [LB-8]
  10. Lucy Noël Martha, Countess of Rothes (née Dyer-Edwardes) Leslie, (34)  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [LB-8]
  11. Miss Roberta Elizabeth Mary "Cissy" Maioni (maid) (20)  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [LB-8]
  12. Mrs. Edith Pears (née Wearne) (22)  Isleworth, London, England, UK [LB-8]
  13. Mrs. Maria Josefa Peñasco y Castellana (née Perez de Soto y Vallejo) (22)  Madrid, Spain [LB-8]
  14. Doña Fermina Oliva y Ocana (maid) (39)  Madrid, Spain [LB-8]
  15. Miss Ellen Bird (maid) (31)  New York, New York, US [LB-8]
  16. Mrs. Margaret Welles Swift (née Barron) (46)  New York, New York, US [LB-8]
  17. Mrs. Tillie Taussig (née Mandelbaum) (39)  New York, New York, US [LB-8]
  18. Miss Ruth Taussig, (18)  New York, New York, US [LB-8]
  19. Mrs. Ella White (née Holmes) (55)  New York, New York, US [LB-8]
  20. Miss Amelia Mayo "Nellie" Bessette (maid) (39)  New York, New York, US [LB-8]
  21. Mrs. Mary Wick (née Hitchcock) (45)  Youngstown, Ohio, US [LB-8]
  22. Miss Mary Natalie Wick, (31)  Youngstown, Ohio, US [LB-8]
  23. Miss Constance Willard, (21)  Duluth, Minnesota, US [LB-8]
  24. Miss Marie Grice Young, (36)  New York, New York, US [LB-8]

Deck Crew - LB-8

  1. Mr. Thomas William Jones, (32)  Able Seaman [LB-8]
  2. Mr. Charles H. Pascoe, (43)  Able Seaman [LB-8]

Victualling Crew - LB-8

  1. Mr. Alfred Crawford, (36) Bedroom Steward [LB-8]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 9

Facts About Lifeboat 9 (LB-9)

Lifeboat 9, the 10th one launched at 1:30 am, located on the boat deck, starboard side, with 40 occupants comprised of 5 First Class, 17 Second Class, 3 Third Class and 15 Crew Members (17 Women and 23 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (67% of Capacity).

First Class Passengers - LB-9

  1. Mrs. Léontine Pauline Aubart, (24)  Paris, France [LB-9]
  2. Miss Emma Sägesser (maid) (24)  Paris, France [LB-9]
  3. Mr. George Andrew Brereton (alias George A. Brayton) (37)  Los Angeles, California, US [LB-9]
  4. Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsey Lines (née James) (50)  Paris, France [LB-9]
  5. Miss Mary Conover Lines, (16)  Paris, France [LB-9]
  6. Mr. Charles Hallance Romaine (alias C. Rolmane) (45)  New York, New York, US [LB-9]

Second Class Passengers - LB-9

  1. Miss Kate Buss, (36)  Sittingbourne, Kent, England [LB-9]
  2. Mr. Sidney Clarence Stuart Collett, (25)  London, England [LB-9]
  3. Mrs. Jane Herman (née Laver) (48)  Yeovil, Somerset, England [LB-9]
  4. Miss Alice Herman, (24)  Yeovil, Somerset, England [LB-9]
  5. Miss Kate Herman, (24)  Yeovil, Somerset, England [LB-9]
  6. Miss Florence "Fannie" Kelly, (45)  London, England [LB-9]
  7. Mr. Julian Padron Manent, (26)  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain [LB-9]
  8. Mr. Emilio Pallas y Castello, (29)  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain [LB-9]
  9. Mrs. Rosa Pinsky, (21)  Brooklyn, New York, US [LB-9]
  10. Miss Encarnación Reynaldo, (28)  Marbella, Spain [LB-9]
  11. Miss Marion Elsie Smith, (39)  Basingstoke, Hampshire, England [LB-9]
  12. Miss Ellen Mary Toomey, (48)  Indianapolis, Indiana, US [LB-9]
  13. Mrs. Jessie L. Trout, (26)  Columbus, Ohio, US [LB-9]
  14. Mrs. Elizabeth Inglis "Bessie" Watt (née Milne) (40)  Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland [LB-9]
  15. Miss Robertha Josephine "Bertha" Watt, (12)  Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland [LB-9]
  16. Mr. Charles Whilems, (32)  London, England [LB-9]
  17. Miss Marion Wright, (26)  Yeovil, Somerset, England [LB-9]

Third Class Passengers - LB-9

  1. Mr. Juha Niskanen, (39)  Boston, Massachusetts, US [LB-9]
  2. Mr. Berk (Trembisky) Pickard, (32)  San Francisco, US [LB-9]
  3. Mr. Juho Niilonpoika Strandén, (31)  Duluth, Minnesota, US [LB-9]

Deck Crew - LB-9

  1. Mr. Albert M. Haines, (31)  Boatswain [LB-9]
  2. Mr. James R. McGough, (25)  Able Seaman [LB-9]
  3. Mr. William Chapman Peters, (26)  Able Seaman [LB-9]
  4. Mr. Walter Wynn, (41)  Quartermaster [LB-9]

Engineering Crew - LB-9

  1. Mr. Franz V. Kaspar, (40) Fireman/Stoker [LB-9]
  2. Mr. George Kemish, (22) Fireman/Stoker [LB-9]
  3. Mr. Henry Albert Street, (25) Fireman/Stoker [LB-9]

Victualling Crew - LB-9

  1. Mr. Allen Marden Baggott, (28)  First Class Saloon Steward [LB-9]
  2. Mr. Joseph Charles Chapman, (32)  Boots [LB-9]
  3. Mr. Aragon D. Harrison, (40)  Saloon Steward [LB-9]
  4. Mr. Richard Pfropper, (30)  Saloon Steward [LB-9]
  5. Mr. William Edwy Ryerson, (32)  Saloon Steward [LB-9]
  6. Mr. William Ward, (36)  First Class Saloon Steward [LB-9]
  7. Mr. James G. Widgery, (37)  Second Class Bath Steward [LB-9]
  8. Mr. Harry Yearsley, (38)  First Class Saloon Steward [LB-9]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 10

Facts About Lifeboat 10 (LB-10)

Lifeboat 10, the 7th one launched at 1:20 am, located on the boat deck, port side, with 33 occupants comprised of 8 First Class, 16 Second Class, 5 Third Class and 4 Crew Members (23 Women and 10 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (51% of Capacity).

Interesting Discoveries About Lifeboat 10

  • as the only Japanese passenger was Mr Masabumi Hosono, an official of Japan's Transportation Ministry, who left in Lifeboat 10.
  • 1:20 a.m.: Lifeboat 10 I Lifeboat 10, on the port side of the Boat deck, was lowered. By this time, one hour and forty minutes after Titanic had struck the iceberg, almost everyone was aware that the ship was in grave peril.
  • (The Sun, New York, April 21, 1912) A man in woman's clothes was among the survivors in lifeboat 10
  • Juliette and Joseph Laroche, along with their daughters Simonne and Louise, took the fateful Titanic voyage in 1912. ... Joseph died on the sinking ship that night, but Juliette and the girls are believed to have left the ship in Lifeboat 10.

First Class Passengers - LB-10

  1. Miss Kornelia Theodosia Andrews, (62)  Hudson, New York, US [LB-10]
  2. Mrs. Mary Fortune (née McDougald) (60)  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada [LB-10]
  3. Miss Ethel Flora Fortune, (28)  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada [LB-10]
  4. Miss Alice Elizabeth Fortune, (24)  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada [LB-10]
  5. Miss Mabel Helen Fortune, (23)  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada [LB-10]
  6. Mrs. Anna Louisa Hogeboom (née Andrews) (51)  Hudson, New York, US [LB-10]
  7. Miss Gretchen Fiske Longley, (21)  Hudson, New York, US [LB-10]
  8. Mrs. Mary Graham Carmichael Marvin (née Farquarson) (18)  New York, New York, US [LB-10]

Second Class Passengers - LB-10

  1. Mrs. Anna Abelson (née Wizosky?) (28)  Russia [LB-10]
  2. Mrs. Ada E. Ball (née Hall) (36)  Bristol, Avon, England [LB-10]
  3. Mrs. Lulu Thorne Drew (née Christian) (34)  Greenport, New York, US [LB-10]
  4. Master Marshall Brines Drew, (8)  Greenport, New York, US [LB-10]
  5. Mrs. Annie Margaret Hold (née Hill) (29)  Porthoustock, Cornwall, England [LB-10]
  6. Mr. Masabumi Hosono, (41)  Tokyo, Japan [LB-10]
  7. Miss Nora Agnes Keane, (46)  Castleconnell, Limerick, Ireland[note 1] [LB-10]
  8. Mrs. Antoinette Marie Mallet (née Magnin) (24)  Montreal, Quebec, Canada [LB-10]
  9. Master André Clément Mallet, (1)  Montreal, Quebec, Canada [LB-10]
  10. Miss Anna Sinkkonen, (30)  Turku, Finland, Russian Empire[note 6] [LB-10]
  11. Mr. Ernst Adolf Sjöstedt, (30)  Hjo, Västergötland, Sweden [LB-10]
  12. Mrs. Florence Louise Ware (née Long) (31)  Bristol, Avon, England [LB-10]
  13. Mrs. Mathilde Françoise Weisz (née Pëde) (37)  Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England [LB-10]
  14. Mrs. Ada Mary West (née Worth) (33)  Bournemouth, Dorset, England [LB-10]
  15. Miss Constance Mirium West, (4)  Bournemouth, Dorset, England [LB-10]
  16. Miss Barbara Joyce West, (10 mo.)  Bournemouth, Dorset, England [LB-10]

Third Class Passengers - LB-10

  1. Mrs. Eva Georgetta Dean (née Light) (32)  Wichita, Kansas, US [LB-10]
  2. Master Bertram Vere Dean, (1)  Wichita, Kansas, US [LB-10]
  3. Miss Elizabeth Gladys "Millvina" Dean, (2 mo.)  Wichita, Kansas, US [LB-10]
  4. Mr. Neshan Krekorian, (25)  Brantford, Ontario, Canada [LB-10]
  5. Mrs. Florence Kate Thorneycroft (née Stears) (32)  Clinton, New York, US [LB-10]

Deck Crew - LB-10

  1. Mr. Edward John Buley, (27)  Able Seaman [LB-10]
  2. Mr. Frank Oliver Evans, (24)  Able Seaman [LB-10]

Engineering Crew - LB-10

  1. Mr. Charles Rice, (32) Fireman/Stoker [LB-10]

Victualling Crew - LB-10

  1. Mr. William Burke, (31) Saloon Steward [LB-10]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 11

Facts About Lifeboat 11 (LB-11)

Lifeboat 11, the 12th one launched at 1:35 am, located on the boat deck, port side, with 46 occupants comprised of 7 First Class, 14 Second Class, 5 Third Class and 20 Crew Members (25 Women and 21 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (71% of Capacity).

Interesting Discoveries About Lifeboat 11

  • Edith Rosenbaum was saved. She left the Titanic in Lifeboat 11 at 01:35. Lifeboat 11 was the most crowded, with seventy people. René Harris could have been saved in one of the first lifeboats, but she refused to leave without her husband.
  • Sitting in lifeboat 11 as it's about to be lowered, stewardess Annie Martin can see the ship's band playing at the top of the staircase on Adeck, where there is a Steinway upright piano. Some are smoking and keeping time by stamping their feet.
  • After helping to load and launch at least two more lifeboats, First Officer Murdoch took Wheelton by the arm and told him to go to A Deck, where Lifeboat 11 was being loaded. Lifeboat 11 was the sixth boat lowered on the starboard side.
  • It is impossible to determine in which lifeboat every Titanic survivor escaped, because the evidence is often contradictory. ... In fact, of the boats launched from that side, only Lifeboat 11 and Collapsible C contained a majority of women.
  • As she continued to protest, an officer decided the matter by forcing her into a lifeboat. Twelve-year-old Ruth Becker watched her younger brother and sister get loaded into boat No. 11. The crew suddenly began to lower the boat.

First Class Passengers - LB-11

  1. Miss Amelia Mary "Mildred" Brown, (Mrs. Allison's Cook) (18)  London, England, UK [LB-11]
  2. Master Hudson Trevor Allison, (11 mo.)  Montreal, Quebec, Canada [LB-11]
  3. Miss Alice Catherine Cleaver (nurse) (22)  London, England, UK [LB-11]
  4. Mr. Philipp Edmund Mock, (30)  New York, New York, US [LB-11]
  5. Miss Edith Louise Rosenbaum, (34)  Paris, France [LB-11]
  6. Mrs. Emma (née Mock) Schabert, (35)  Hamburg, German Empire[note 2] [LB-11]
  7. Mrs. Alice Silvey (née Munger) (39)  Duluth, Minnesota, US [LB-11]

Second Class Passengers - LB-11

  1. Mrs. Florence Agnes "Mary" Angle (née Hughes) (36)  Warwick, Warwickshire, England [LB-11]
  2. Mrs. Nellie E. Becker (née Baumgardner) (35)  Guntur, Madras Province, British India[note 3] [LB-11]
  3. Miss Marion Louise Becker, (4)  Guntur, Madras Province, British India [LB-11]
  4. Master Richard Frederick Becker, (1)  Guntur, Madras Province, British India [LB-11]
  5. Mrs. Argene del Carlo (née Genovesi)(24)  Montecarlo, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy [LB-11]
  6. Miss Annie Jessie "Nina" Harper, (6)  London, England [LB-11]
  7. Mrs. Marie Marthe (née Thuillard) Jerwan, (23)  New York City [LB-11]
  8. Miss Jessie Wills Leitch, (31)  London, England [LB-11]
  9. Mrs. Elizabeth Nye (née Ramell) (29)  East Orange, New Jersey, US [LB-11]
  10. Miss Kate Florence Phillips (alias Mrs. Kate Marshall) (19)  Birmingham, Worcester, England [LB-11]
  11. Mrs. Jane Quick (née Richards) (33)  Plymouth, Devon, England [LB-11]
  12. Miss Winnifred Vera Quick, (8)  Plymouth, Devon, England [LB-11]
  13. Miss Phyllis May Quick, (2)  Plymouth, Devon, England [LB-11]
  14. Miss Maude Sincock, (20)  St. Ives, Cornwall, England [LB-11]

Third Class Passengers - LB-11

  1. Master Frank Philip Aks, (10 mo.)  Norfolk, Virginia, US [LB-11]
  2. Mr. Theodoor de Mulder (36)  Detroit, Michigan, US [LB-11]
  3. Mrs. Jennie Louise Hansen (née Howard) (45)  Racine, Wisconsin, US [LB-11]
  4. Mr. Julius (Jules) Sap, (21)  Detroit, Michigan, US [LB-11]
  5. Mr. Jean Baptiste Scheerlinck, (29)  Detroit, Michigan, US [LB-11]

Deck Crew - LB-11

  1. Mr. Walter T. Brice, (42)  Able Seaman [LB-11]
  2. Mr. Sidney James Humphreys, (48)  Quartermaster [LB-11]

Engineering Crew - LB-11

  1. Mr. Charles Othen, (36) Fireman/Stoker [LB-11]

Victualling Crew - LB-11

  1. Miss Annie Caton, (50)  Turkish Bath Stewardess [LB-11]
  2. Mr. Charles Cullen, (45)  Bedroom Steward [LB-11]
  3. Mr. William Stephen Faulkner, (37)  Bedroom Steward [LB-11]
  4. Mr. Jacob William Gibbons, (36)  Saloon Steward [LB-11]
  5. Mrs. Katherine Gold (née Cook) (42)  Stewardess [LB-11]
  6. Mr. Reginald Hardwick, (21)  Kitchen Porter [LB-11]
  7. Mr. Frederick Hartnell, (21)  Saloon Steward [LB-11]
  8. Mr. Leo James Hyland, (19)  Steward [LB-11]
  9. Miss Bessie Lavington, (39)  Stewardess [LB-11]
  10. Mr. Charles Donald Mackay, (34)  Saloon Steward [LB-11]
  11. Mrs. Annie Martin, (33)  Stewardess [LB-11]
  12. Mr. Arthur McMicken, (23)  Saloon Steward [LB-11]
  13. Mrs. Alice Prichard, (33)  Stewardess [LB-11]
  14. Mr. Harold John Prior, (21)  Steward [LB-11]
  15. Mrs. Annie Robinson, (40)  Stewardess [LB-11]
  16. Mr. Charles J. Savage, (23)  Saloon Steward [LB-11]
  17. Mr. James W.C. Witter, (31)  Second Class Smoking Room Steward [LB-11]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 12

Titanic Lifeboat # 12 Being Hoisted Aboard the Carpathia.

Titanic Lifeboat # 12 Being Hoisted Aboard the Carpathia. Public Domain Image. GGA Image ID # 10edbf7b15

Facts About Lifeboat 12 (LB-12)

Lifeboat 12, the 10th one launched at 1:30 am, located on the boat deck, starboard side, with 20 occupants comprised of 16 Second Class, 2 Third Class and 2 Crew Members (17 Women and 3 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (31% of Capacity).

Interesting Discoveries About Lifeboat 12

  • An element of Evans' testimony was his recollection of seeing women and children being passed into Lifeboat 12 prior to him getting to Lifeboat 10.
  • LIFEBOAT 12 (PORT) This boat was released at 1.30am under the charge of Able Seamen Frederick Clench and ... After Titanic disappeared, Lifeboat 12 was strung together with boats 10, 4 and Collapsible D, under the command of Fifth Officer Lowe.
  • Gershon Cohen in Lifeboat 12 spent most of the night rowing. He too heard the screams of the dying. Those sounds haunted him for the rest of his life, but during those dark hours, he could not think about them.
  • Lifeboat 12 had people transferred to it from collapsible D and collapsible B, which was still floating upside down with Second Officer Lightoller in command.

Second Class Passengers - LB-12

  1. Miss Lillian W. Bentham, (19)  Rochester, New York, US [LB-12]
  2. Miss Dagmar Jenny Ingeborg Bryhl, (20)  Skara, Västergötland, Sweden [LB-12]
  3. Mrs. Alice Frances Christy, (45)  London, England, UK [LB-12]
  4. Miss Rachel Julie Cohen Christy, (25)  London, England, UK [LB-12]
  5. Miss Florentina Duran y More, (30)  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain [LB-12]
  6. Miss Asunción Duran y More, (27)  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain [LB-12]
  7. Miss Ethel Garside, (34)  Liverpool, Merseyside, England [LB-12]
  8. Mrs. Amy Frances Christy Jacobsohn (née Cohen) (24)  London, England [LB-12]
  9. Mrs. Miriam Kantor (née Sternin) (24)  Vitebsk, Russian Empire [LB-12]
  10. Miss Bertha Lehmann, (17)  Lotzwil, Switzerland [LB-12]
  11. Mrs. Lutie Davis Parrish (née Temple) (60)  Woodford County, Kentucky, US [LB-12]
  12. Miss Alice Frances Louisa Phillips, (21)  Ilfracombe, Devon, England [LB-12]
  13. Mrs. Lillian "Lily" Renouf (née Jefferys) (30)  Elizabeth, New Jersey, US [LB-12]
  14. Miss Emily Rugg, (21)  Guernsey, Channel Islands [LB-12]
  15. Mrs. Imanita Shelley (née Parrish Hall) (25)  Deer Lodge, Montana, US [LB-12]
  16. Miss Susan Webber, (37)  Bude, Cornwall, England [LB-12]

Third Class Passengers - LB-12

  1. Mr. Gershon "Gus" Cohen, (18)  Brooklyn, New York, US [LB-12]
  2. Miss Laura Mae Cribb, (16)  Newark, New Jersey, US [LB-12]

Deck Crew - LB-12

  1. Mr. Frederick Clench, (34)  Able Seaman [LB-12]
  2. Mr. John Thomas Poingdestre, (33)  Able Seaman [LB-12]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 13

Ruth Elizabeth Becker, a 12-Year-Old Second Class Passenger On Board the Titanic and a Survivor in Lifeboat 13 (1912)

Ruth Elizabeth Becker, a 12-Year-Old Second Class Passenger On Board the Titanic and a Survivor in Lifeboat 13 (1912). GGA Image ID # 10dc78b55f

Facts About Lifeboat 13 (LB-13)

Lifeboat 13, the 13th one launched at 1:40 am, located on the boat deck, starboard side, with 64 occupants comprised of 1 First Class, 12 Second Class, 29 Third Class and 22 Crew Members (27 Women and 37 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (98% of Capacity).

Interesting Discoveries About Lifeboat 13

  • Saved in "lucky" lifeboat 13, Beesley and his fellow occupants endured a moment of terror when it seemed lifeboat 15 would fall on top of them as it was lowered from the Titanic.
  • As the Titanic foundered, Dr. Washington Dodge, a millionaire financier and the City of San Francisco's assessor, saw his wife, Ruth, and son, Washington, safely into Lifeboat 7. He then managed to make it himself into Lifeboat 13.
  • The occupants of Lifeboat 13 put Barrett in command. At 4:45 a.m. Barrett brought his boat and its occupants safely to the side of the rescue ship Carpathia.
  • The crew of Lifeboat 13 was made up of cooks and stewards, the white jackets of the former showing up in the darkness as they pulled away, two to an oar. They had not done much rowing before, and their oars crossed and clashed often.
  • Ellen Shine may have escaped in lifeboat 13, which was located as the second-last boat on the starboard side, towards the stern. Eugene Daly frankly confesses that he was a steerage passenger who climbed into a lifeboat in defiance of Orders.
  • The Sandström's were in lifeboat 13, one of the last to leave the sinking ship and one of the few to be loaded to its full capacity. As soon as the lifeboat entered the water, the sailors began to row in order to get as far away as possible from the sinking Titanic.

First Class Passengers - LB-13

  1. Dr. Washington Dodge, (52) San Francisco, California, US [LB-13]

Second Class Passengers - LB-13

  1. Mr. Edward Beane, (32)  New York City [LB-13]
  2. Mrs. Ethel Beane (née Clarke) (19)  Norwich, Norfolk, England [LB-13]
  3. Miss Ruth Elizabeth Becker, (12)  Guntur, Madras Province, British India [LB-13]
  4. Mr. Lawrence Beesley, (34)  London, England, UK [LB-13]
  5. Mr. Albert Francis Caldwell, (26)  Bangkok, Siam[note 5] [LB-13]
  6. Mrs. Sylvia Mae Caldwell (née Harbaugh) (28)  Bangkok, Siam [LB-13]
  7. Master Alden Gates Caldwell, (10 mo.)  Bangkok, Siam [LB-13]
  8. Miss Mary Davis, (28)  London, England, UK [LB-13]
  9. Mrs. Mary Dunbar Hewlett (née Kingcome) (56)  Lucknow, British India, UK[note 3] [LB-13]
  10. Mr. Percy Thomas Oxenham, (22)  London, England [LB-13]
  11. Miss Lucy Ridsdale, (50)  London, England [LB-13]
  12. Miss Hilda Mary Slayter, (30)  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada [LB-13]

Third Class Passengers - LB-13

  1. Mrs. Leah Aks (née Rosen) (18)  Norfolk, Virginia, US [LB-13]
  2. Mr. Johan Charles Asplund, (23)  Minneapolis, Minnesota, US [LB-13]
  3. Miss Bridget Delia Bradley, (22)  Glen Falls, New York, US [LB-13]
  4. Mr. Daniel Buckley, (21)  New York City [LB-13]
  5. Miss Katherine "Kate" Connolly, (22)  New York City [LB-13]
  6. Mrs. Anna de Messemaeker (née de Becker) (36)  Tampico, Montana, US [LB-13]
  7. Miss Elizabeth Dowdell, (31)  New York City [LB-13]
  8. Miss Jennie Dropkin, (24)  New York City [LB-13]
  9. Miss Virginia Ethel Emanuel, (6)  New York City [LB-13]
  10. Miss Mary Agatha Glynn, (19)  Washington, DC, US [LB-13]
  11. Mr. Bernt Johannes Johannesen, (29)  New York City [LB-13]
  12. Mr. Einar Gervasius Karlsson, (21)  Brooklyn, New York, US [LB-13]
  13. Miss Aurora Adelia Landergren, (22)  New York City [LB-13]
  14. Mr. Fridtjof Arne Madsen, (24)  Brooklyn, New York, US [LB-13]
  15. Miss Bridget Delia McDermott, (31)  Chicago, Illinois, US [LB-13]
  16. Miss Mary McGovern, (22)  New York City [LB-13]
  17. Miss Anna F. "Annie" McGowan, (16)  Chicago, Illinois, US [LB-13]
  18. Miss Helmina Josefina Nilsson, (26)  Joliet, Illinois, US [LB-13]
  19. Miss Anna Sofia Nysten, (22)  Hackensack, New Jersey, US [LB-13]
  20. Miss Hanora "Nora" O'Leary, (16)  New York City [LB-13]
  21. Master Arthur Carl Olsen, (9)  Brooklyn, New York, US [LB-13]
  22. Miss Hannah Riordan, (18)  New York City [LB-13]
  23. Mrs. Agnes Charlotta Sandström (née Bengtsson) (24)  San Francisco, US [LB-13]
  24. Miss Marguerite Rut Sandström, (4)  San Francisco, US [LB-13]
  25. Miss Beatrice Irene Sandström, (1)  San Francisco, US [LB-13]
  26. Miss Julia Smyth, (17)  New York City [LB-13]
  27. Mr. Johan Cervin Svensson, (14)  Beresford, South Dakota, US [LB-13]
  28. Mr. Gunnar Isidor Tenglin, (25)  Burlington, Iowa, US [LB-13]
  29. Mr. Dawud Vartanian, (22)  Brantford, Ontario, Canada [LB-13]

Deck Crew - LB-13

  1. Mr. Robert John Hopkins, (40)  Able Seaman [LB-13]
  2. Mr. Reginald Robinson Lee, (41)  Lookout [LB-13]
  3. Mr. Philip Francis Vigott, (32)  Able Seaman [LB-13]

Engineering Crew - LB-13

  1. Mr. Frederick Barrett, (28)  Leading Fireman [LB-13]
  2. Mr. George William Beauchamp, (24)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-13]
  3. Mr. James Crimmins, (21)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-13]
  4. Mr. Albert Ernest Fryer, (26)  Trimmer [LB-13]
  5. Mr. William Major, (32)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-13]

Victualling Crew - LB-13

  1. Mr. Percy Ball, (19)  First Class Plate Steward [LB-13]
  2. Mr. Alfred Burrage, (20)  Plate Steward [LB-13]
  3. Mr. E. Joseph Colgan, (33)  Scullion [LB-13]
  4. Mr. William C. Foley, (26)  Steward [LB-13]
  5. Mr. George Knight, (44)  Saloon Steward [LB-13]
  6. Mr. Alexander James Littlejohn, (40)  Saloon Steward [LB-13]
  7. Mr. F. Martin, (29)  Scullion [LB-13]
  8. Mr. Henry Neal, (25)  Baker [LB-13]
  9. Mr. Frank Port, (32)  Steward [LB-13]
  10. Mr. Frederick Dent Ray, (32)  Saloon Steward [LB-13]
  11. Mr. Horace Leopold Ross, (36)  Scullion [LB-13]
  12. Mr. Alfred E. Wildebank, (39)  Asst. Cook [LB-13]
  13. Mr. Walter J. Williams, (28)  Second Class Saloon Steward [LB-13]
  14. Mr. William Wright, (40)  Glory Hole Steward [LB-13]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 14

Fifth Officer Lowe Towing Canvas Collapsible Lifeboat Towards the Carpathia.

Fifth Officer Lowe Towing Canvas Collapsible Lifeboat Towards the Carpathia. The Truth About the Titanic (1913) p. 158-a. GGA Image iD # 1071d50494

Facts About Lifeboat 14 (LB-14)

Lifeboat 14, the 9th one launched at 1:25 am, located on the boat deck, port side, with 43 occupants comprised of 5 First Class, 24 Second Class, 5 Third Class, 1 Deck Officer, and 8 Crew Members (24 Women and 19 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (66% of Capacity).

Interesting Discoveries About Lifeboat 14

  • Before he boarded Lifeboat 14, Lowe had worked with First Officer William Murdoch to load Lifeboats 1, 3, 5, and 7.
  • Lifeboat 14 was crammed tightly with 60 women and children.
  • Photograph taken on the moming of April 15 of Titanic lifeboat 14 towing collapsible "D" to the Carpathia. Standing at the tiller of Number 14 is Fifth Officer Lowe.
  • There were 58 women and children in Lifeboat 14 with Madge and Charlotte, including Eva Hart and her mother, and an eight-man crew with Officer Lowe in charge.
  • Only lifeboat #14, under the command of Fifth Officer Lowe, actually returned to the area the Titanic sank and he waited about an hour.
  • In Lifeboat 14, Fifth Officer Lowe had to fire his revolver along the side of the Titanic to stop any more getting in and swamping his packed vessel. At about 2.0 a.m., the ship tilted dramatically.

First Class Passengers - LB-14

  1. Mrs. Mary Eliza Compton (née Ingersoll) (64)  Lakewood, New Jersey, US
  2. Miss Sara Rebecca Compton (39)  Lakewood, New Jersey, US
  3. Mr. William Fisher Hoyt (42)  New York, New York, US
  4. Mrs. Lillian E. Minahan (née Thorpe) (37)  Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, US
  5. Miss Daisy E. Minahan (33)  Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, US

Second Class Passengers - LB-14

  1. Mrs. Elizabeth Catherine Brown (née Ford) (40)  Cape Town, South Africa, UK
  2. Miss Edith Eileen Brown (15)  Cape Town, South Africa, UK
  3. Miss Clear Annie Cameron (35)  London, England, UK
  4. Mrs. Ada Maria Clarke (28)  Netley Abbey, Hampshire, England
  5. Mrs. Charlotte Annie (née Tate) Collyer (31)  Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England
  6. Miss Marjorie Charlotte "Lottie" Collyer (8)  Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England
  7. Mrs. Selena Cook (née Rogers) (22)  Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  8. Mrs. Elizabeth Agnes Mary Davies (née White) (48)  St. Ives, Cornwall, England
  9. Master John MorganDavies Jr. (8)  St. Ives, Cornwall, England, UK
  10. Mrs. Esther Ada Hart (née Bloomfield) (48)  Ilford, Essex, England
  11. Miss Eva Miriam Hart (7)  Ilford, Essex, England
  12. Mrs. Juliette Marie Louise Laroche (née Lafargue) (22)  Paris, France
  13. Miss Simoné Marie Anne Andrée Laroche (3)  Paris, France
  14. Miss Louise Marguerite Laroche (1)  Paris, France
  15. Mrs. Amelia "Milley" Lemore (née Hunt) (34)  Chicago, Illinois, US
  16. Mrs. Alice Adelaide Louch (née Slow) (42)  Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England
  17. Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Mellinger (née Maidment) (41)  Wimbledon, London, England
  18. Miss Madeleine Violet Mellinger (13)  Wimbledon, London, England
  19. Mr. Emilio Ilario Giuseppe Portaluppi (34)  Milford, New Hampshire, US
  20. Miss Ellen "Nellie" Wallcroft (36)  Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
  21. Mrs. Addie Dart Wells (née Trevaskis) (29)  Heamoor, Cornwall, England
  22. Miss Joan Wells (4)  Heamoor, Cornwall, England
  23. Master Ralph Lester Wells (2)  Heamoor, Cornwall, England
  24. Mr. Charles Eugene Williams (23)  Harrow, London, England

Third Class Passengers - LB-14

  1. Mr. Fang Lang (26)  New York City
  2. Mrs. Beila Moor (29)  Chicago, Illinois, US
  3. Master Meier Moor (7)  Chicago, Illinois, US
  4. Mr. Edward Ryan (24)  Troy, New York, US
  5. Mrs. Thamini Khoury Fa'ud "Thelma" Tannous (16)  Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, US

Officers - LB-14

  1. Sub-Lieutenant Harold Godfrey Lowe, RNR (29) Fifth Officer

Deck Crew - LB-14

  1. Mr. William Harder (39)  Window Cleaner
  2. Mr. Joseph George Scarrott (33)  Able Seaman

Engineering Crew - LB-14

  1. Mr. Frederick Harris (34)  Fireman/Stoker
  2. Mr. Thomas Threlfall (38)  Leading Fireman

Victualling Crew - LB-14

  1. Mr. George Frederick Crowe (30)  Saloon Steward
  2. Mr. Frank Herbert Morris (28)  Bathroom Steward
  3. Mr. Harold Charles William Phillimore (23)  Saloon Steward
  4. Mr. Alfred Pugh (20)  Steward

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 15

Facts About Lifeboat 15 (LB-15)

Lifeboat 15, the 13th one launched at 1:40 am, located on the boat deck, starboard side, with 59 occupants comprised of 1 First Class, 1 Second Class, 36 Third Class, and 21 Crew Members (14 Women and 45 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (91% of Capacity).

Interesting Discoveries About Lifeboat 15

  • Hart testified that the twenty-five women and children he brought to Lifeboat 15 were loaded from the Boat Deck.
  • Francis Carruthers was the Ship Surveyor who oversaw the construction of the Titanic and made the final inspection of her in the ways in Belfast, several months before her departure ... He was rescued in Lifeboat 15.
  • Maggie Madigan and Bertha Mulvihill got into lifeboat 15, all the way aft on the starboard side, which loaded from A Deck

First Class Passengers - LB-15

  1. Mr. Harry (alias E. Haven) Homer, (40) Indianapolis, Indiana, US [LB-15]

Second Class Passengers - LB-15

  1. Mr. George Harris, (62) London, England [LB-15]

Third Class Passengers - LB-15

  1. Mr. Abraham August Johannes Abrahamsson, (20)  Hoboken, New Jersey, US [LB-15]
  2. Mr. Nasif Qasim Al-Muna, (26)  Fredericksburg, Virginia, US [LB-15]
  3. Mrs. Selma Augusta Emilia Asplund (née Johansson) (38)  Worcester, Massachusetts, US [LB-15]
  4. Miss Lillian Gertrud Asplund, (5)  Worcester, Massachusetts, US [LB-15]
  5. Master Edvin Rojj Felix Asplund, (3)  Worcester, Massachusetts, US [LB-15]
  6. Mr. Charles Edwart Dahl, (45)  Fingal, North Dakota, US [LB-15]
  7. Miss Margaret "Maggie" Daly, (30)  New York City [LB-15]
  8. Mr. Guillaume Joseph De Messemaeker (36)  Tampico, Montana, US [LB-15]
  9. Mr. Luigi Finoli, (34)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US [LB-15]
  10. Mrs. Elin Matilda Hakkarainen (née Dolck) (24)  Monessen, Pennsylvania, US [LB-15]
  11. Mr. Borak Suleiman Hanna, (27)  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, US [LB-15]
  12. Mr. Oskar Arvid Hedman, (27)  St. Paul, Minnesota, US [LB-15]
  13. Mrs. Helga Elisabeth Hirvonen (née Lindqvist) (22)  Monessen, Pennsylvania, US [LB-15]
  14. Miss Hildur Elisabeth Hirvonen, (2)  Monessen, Pennsylvania, US [LB-15]
  15. Mr. Ivan Jalševac, (29)  Galesburg, Illinois, US [LB-15]
  16. Mr. Oskar Leander Johansson Palmquist (26)  New Haven, Connecticut, US [LB-15]
  17. Mrs. Elisabeth Vilhelmina Johnson (née Berg) (26)  St. Charles, Illinois, US [LB-15]
  18. Master Harold Theodor Johnson, (4)  St. Charles, Illinois, US [LB-15]
  19. Miss Eleanor Ileen Johnson, (1)  St. Charles, Illinois, US [LB-15]
  20. Mr. Carl Jonsson, (32)  Huntley, Illinois, US [LB-15]
  21. Mr. Eiriik Jussila, (32)  Monessen, Pennsylvania, US [LB-15]
  22. Mr. Franz Karun, (39)  Galesburg, Illinois, US [LB-15]
  23. Miss Manca ("Anna") Karun, (4)  Galesburg, Illinois, US [LB-15]
  24. Mr. Eino William Lindqvist, (20)  Monessen, Pennsylvania, US [LB-15]
  25. Mr. Nikola Lulić, (29)  Chicago, Illinois, US [LB-15]
  26. Mr. Thure Edvin Lundström, (32)  Los Angeles, US [LB-15]
  27. Miss Margaret "Maggie" Madigan, (21)  New York City [LB-15]
  28. Mr. Hanna Mamee, (20)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US [LB-15]
  29. Mr. Thomas Joseph McCormack, (19)  Guttenberg, New Jersey, US [LB-15]
  30. Mr. Karl Albert Midtsjø, (21)  Chicago, Illinois, US [LB-15]
  31. Miss Bridget Elizabeth "Bertha" Mulvihill, (25)  Providence, Rhode Island, US [LB-15]
  32. Mr. Ernst Ulrik Persson, (25)  Indianapolis, Indiana, US [LB-15]
  33. Mr. Johan Julian Sundman, (44)  Cheyenne, Wyoming, US [LB-15]
  34. Mr. William Henry Törnquist, (25)  New York City [LB-15]
  35. Miss Anna Sofiia Turja, (18)  Ashtabula, Ohio, US [LB-15]
  36. Mrs. Hedvig Turkula, (63)  Hibbing, Minnesota, US [LB-15]

Deck Crew - LB-15

  1. Mr. Alfred Frank Evans, (24) Lookout [LB-15]

Engineering Crew - LB-15

  1. Mr. James Frank Avery, (22)  Trimmer [LB-15]
  2. Mr. Percival Albert Blake, (22)  Trimmer [LB-15]
  3. Mr. George Henry Cavell, (22)  Trimmer [LB-15]
  4. Mr. William Clark, (39)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  5. Mr. Frank Dymond, (25)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  6. Mr. Walter Francis Fredricks, (20)  Trimmer [LB-15]
  7. Mr. Henry Noss, (31)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  8. Mr. John Pearce, (28)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  9. Mr. Arthur J. Priest, (23)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  10. Mr. William Henry Taylor, (28)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-15]
  11. Mr. William George White, (23)  Trimmer [LB-15]

Victualling Crew - LB-15

  1. Mrs. Emma Bliss (née Junod) (45)  First Class Stewardess [LB-15]
  2. Mr. Charles Reginald Burgess, (18)  Extra Third Baker [LB-15]
  3. Mr. Frederick Crafter, (27)  Saloon Steward [LB-15]
  4. Mr. Richard Halford, (22)  Steward [LB-15]
  5. Mr. John Edward Hart, (31)  Third Class Steward [LB-15]
  6. Mr. Percy Edward Keen, (28)  Saloon Steward [LB-15]
  7. Mr. Arthur Ernest Lewis, (27)  Steward [LB-15]
  8. Mr. Walter Henry Nichols, (35)  Steward [LB-15]
  9. Mr. Samuel James Rule, (58)  Bathroom Steward [LB-15]

Titanic Survivors on Lifeboat 16

Facts About Lifeboat 16 (LB-16)

Lifeboat 16, the 8th one launched at 1:25 am, located on the boat deck, port side, with 34 occupants comprised of 3 Second Class, 20 Third Class, and 11 Crew Members (26 Women and 8 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 65 (52% of Capacity).

Interesting Discoveries About Lifeboat 16

  • Lifeboat 16, the furthest aft, was filled without trouble under Sixth Officer Moody.
  • Lifeboat 16 (1:40 am) Capacity: 65 49 women, 1 man, 6 crew
  • After several hours, they encountered Lifeboat 16; Hichens ordered them to tie up alongside, which prevented further rowing. For a moment, Brown and the other exhausted women enjoyed the respite, but soon the cold became unbearable.
  • The first six boats to be loaded on the after end were Lifeboats 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 16. All these boats, except Lifeboat 16, contained portions of the twenty First Class women and children loaded from the after end.

Second Class Passengers - LB-16

  1. Miss Lyyli Karolina Silvén (17)  Tornio, Finland, Russian Empire[note 6]
  2. Miss Edwina Celia "Winnie" Troutt (27)  Bath, Somerset, England
  3. Miss Elizabeth Anne (alias Mrs. Elizabeth Faunthorpe) Wilkinson (29)  Manchester, England

Third Class Passengers - LB-16

  1. Miss Karen Marie Abelseth (16)  Los Angeles, California, US
  2. Miss Carla Christine Andersen-Jensen (19)  Portland, Oregon, US
  3. Miss Helen Corr (16)  New York City
  4. Mrs. Anna Elisabeth Judith Dyker (née Andersson) (22)  New Haven, Connecticut, US
  5. Miss Mary Katherine "Katie" Gilnagh (17)  New York City
  6. Miss Hanora (Nora) Healy (29)  New York City
  7. Miss Anna Katherine Kelly (20)  Chicago, Illinois, US
  8. Miss Margaret Mannion (28)  New York City
  9. Miss Catherine Agnes McCoy (29)  Brooklyn, New York, US
  10. Miss Alice McCoy (26)  Brooklyn, New York, US
  11. Mr. Bernard McCoy (24)  Brooklyn, New York, US
  12. Miss Ellen Mary Mockler (23)  New York City
  13. Miss Bertha Bridget Moran (28)  Brooklyn, New York, US
  14. Miss Katherine "Katie" Mullen (19)  New York City
  15. Miss Catherine "Kate" Murphy (18)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
  16. Miss Margaret Jane "Maggie/Mary" Murphy (25)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
  17. Miss Nora Murphy (34)  New York City
  18. Miss Anna Sofiia Sjöblom (18)  Olympia, Washington, US
  19. Master As'ad Iskandar Fa'ud Tannous (5 mo.)  Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, US
  20. Mrs. Ellen Wilkes (47)  Akron, Ohio, US

Deck Crew - LB-16

  1. Mr. James Anderson (40)  Able Seaman
  2. Mr. John Anderson (41)  Able Seaman
  3. Mr. Joseph Henry Bailey (43)  Master-at-arms
  4. Mr. James Forward (27)  Able Seaman

Engineering Crew - LB-16

  1. Mr. George Pelham (39) Trimmer

Victualling Crew - LB-16

  1. Mr. Charles Edward Andrews (19)  Assistant Second Class Saloon Steward
  2. Miss Mary Gregson (44)  Stewardess
  3. Miss Violet Constance Jessop (24)  Stewardess
  4. Mrs Elizabeth May Leather (41)  Stewardess
  5. Miss Evelyn Marsden (28)  Stewardess
  6. Mrs. Mary Kezziah Roberts (née Humphrys) (41)  Saloon Steward

Titanic Survivors on Collapsible Lifeboat A

A Collapsible Boat of the Kind Used on the Titanic

A Collapsible Boat of the Kind Used on the Titanic. The bottom is of wood and the sides are canvas. © Motor Boating, New York. The Literary Digest (22 June 1912) p. 1294. GGA Image ID # 108848707b

The Collapsible Lifeboat When in Use

The Collapsible Lifeboat When in Use. The cross members swing down to keep the boat extended. The large cork-filled fenders will support the crew if the boat capsizes. © Motor Boating, New York. The Literary Digest (22 June 1912) p. 1294. GGA Image ID # 10887703c2

Titanic Survivors in the Canvas Collapsible Lifeboat

Titanic Survivors in the Canvas Collapsible Lifeboat. The Truth About the Titanic (1913) p. 158-b. GGA Image iD # 1072198dc8

Facts About Lifeboat A (LB-A)

Collapsible Lifeboat A, floated off partially submerged at 2:20 am, located on the officers' Quarters, starboard side, with 18 occupants comprised of 4 First Class, 8 Third Class, and 6 Crew Members (2 Women and 16 Men). The boat was essentially capsized.

Interesting Discoveries About Collapsible Lifeboat A

  • It contained the bodies of three men – first-class passenger Thomson Beattie, a steward and a fireman – who had frozen to death the night of the sinking
  • Collapsible A, which looked as if she would go down at any moment, was found the following month by the crew of the Oceanic.
  • George Rheims, who remained for some five hours in waist-high water on a partially submerged collapsible lifeboat
  • The last boat of all on the starboard side, collapsible A, was washed off the Titanic.
  • August Wennerstrom in collapsible A was in the thick of the survivors in the water.
  • The starboard collapsible, A, was right side up, but most of the canvas gunwales were drooping and it was hardly more than a raft beneath the weight of the people forcing the air-pocketed bottom under the water.

First Class Passengers - LB-A

  1. Mr. Thomson Beattie (36)  Fergus, Ontario, Canada [LB-A[64]]
  2. Mr. Peter Dennis Daly (51)  Lima, Peru
  3. Mr. George Alexander Lucien Rheims (36)  Paris, France
  4. Mr. Richard Norris II Williams (21)  Geneva, Switzerland

Third Class Passengers - LB-A

  1. Mrs. Rhoda Mary Abbott (née Hunt) (39)  East Providence, Rhode Island, US
  2. Mr. Olaus Jørgensen Abelseth (25)  Perkins County, South Dakota, US
  3. Mr. Carl Olof Jansson (21)  Swedeburg, Nebraska, US
  4. Mr. Arthur Keefe (39)  Rahway, New Jersey, US
  5. Mr. Edvard Bengtsson Lindell (36)  Hartford, Connecticut, US
  6. Mrs. Elin Gerda Lindell (née Persson) (30)  Hartford, Connecticut, US
  7. Mr. Oskar Wilhelm Olsson (32)  Manitowoc, Wisconsin, US
  8. Mr. August Edvard Andersson Wennerström (27)  Chicago, Illinois, US

Engineering Crew - LB-A

  1. Mr. William McInytre (22)  Trimmer
  2. Mr. John William Thompson (42)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-A/14]

Victualling Crew - LB-A

  1. Mr. Edward Brown (34)  Saloon Steward
  2. Mr. William Thomas Kerley (28)  Assistant Saloon Steward
  3. Mr. William Lucas (34)  Saloon Steward
  4. Mr. Augustus Henry Weikman (51)  First Class Barber

Titanic Survivors on Collapsible Lifeboat B

The Sinking of the Titanic. A Sequence of Sketches by Jack Thayer

The Sinking of the Titanic. A Sequence of Sketches by Jack Thayer, a first-class passenger, and a survivor of the Titanic disaster. The then 17-year-old survived the sinking hanging on to the overturned Collapsible Lifeboat B later being picked up by Lifeboat 12. Jack, along with Harold Bride, Colonel Archibald Gracie, Charles Lightoller, and the chief baker, Charles Joughin managed to balance on the overturned boat for some hours before he was picked up. He was the only survivor to indicate that the ship broke into two pieces before sinking, his version, sketched out by him on 15 April 1912, confirmed by oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard in 1985. Public Domain Image. GGA Image ID # 10ef01cc8a

Facts About Lifeboat B (LB-B)

Collapsible Lifeboat B, floated off upturned at 2:20 am, located on the officers' Quarters, port side, with 28 occupants comprised of 3 First Class, 5 Third Class, 1 Deck Officer, and 19 Crew Members (All Men). The boat was essentially capsized.

Overturned Engelhardt Lifeboat

Overturned Engelhardt Lifeboat. The Truth About the Titanic (1913) p. 110. GGA Image ID # 10716a2d9c

Interesting Discoveries About Collapsible Lifeboat B

  • Titanic's hull begins to break up and collapsible lifeboat B washes off the deck before anyone can get into it.
  • Bride climbs to the roof of the officer's quarters and assists with launching collapsible Lifeboat B—Phillips disappears aft).
  • Only those aboard collapsible boat B had accurate news. Wireless operator harold Bride could tell them that the Baltic, the Olympic, and the Carpathia had replied to the Titanic's distress calls.
  • Wireless Operator Harold Bride described how he was washed overboard and somehow ended up underneath collapsible B
  • Collapsible boats A and B were stored on top of the officer's quarters.
  • The men who had taken refuge on the overturned collapsible lifeboat were rescued, including Second Officer Lightoller and the passengers.

First Class Passengers - LB-B

  1. Mr. Algernon Henry Wilson Barkworth, (47)  Hessle, East Yorkshire, England, UK [LB-B]
  2. Colonel Archibald Gracie IV (53)  Washington, D.C., US [LB-B]
  3. Mr. John Borland "Jack" Thayer III (17)  Haverford, Pennsylvania, US [LB-B]

Third Class Passengers - LB-B

  1. Mr. Eugene Patrick Daly, (29)  New York City [LB-B]
  2. Mr. Edward Arthur Dorking, (18)  Oglesby, Illinois, US [LB-B]
  3. Mr. Albert Johan Moss, (29)  New York City [LB-B]
  4. Mr. Patrick O'Keefe, (22)  New York City [LB-B]
  5. Mr. Victor Francis Sunderland, (20)  Cleveland, Ohio, US [LB-B]

Officers - LB-B

  1. Sub-Lieutenant Charles Herbert Lightoller, RNR (38) Second Officer [LB-B]

Engineering Crew - LB-B

  1. Mr. Ernest Frederick Allen, (24)  Trimmer [LB-B]
  2. Mr. Charles W.N. Fitzpatrick, (30)  Mess Steward [LB-B]
  3. Mr. A. Hebb, (20)  Trimmer [LB-B]
  4. Walter Hurst, (27)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  5. Mr. Charles E. Judd, (32)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  6. Mr. William Charles Lindsay, (30)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  7. Mr. Frank Archibald Robert Mason, (32)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  8. Mr. James McGann, (29)  Trimmer [LB-B]
  9. Mr. William Murdoch, (34)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  10. Mr. John O'Connor, (25)  Trimmer [LB-B]
  11. Mr. George Prangnell, (31)  Greaser [LB-B]
  12. Mr. Henry Senior, (31)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  13. Mr. Eustace Philip Snowberger, (21)  Trimmer [LB-B]

Victualling Crew - LB-B

  1. Mr. Harold Sydney Bride, (22)  Assistant Telegraphist [LB-B]
  2. Mr. John Collins, (17)  Scullion [LB-B]
  3. Mr. Sidney Edward Daniels, (18)  Steward [LB-B]
  4. Mr. Charles John Joughin, (32)  Chief Baker [LB-B]
  5. Mr. Isaac Hiram Maynard, (31)  Entre Cook [LB-B]
  6. Mr. Thomas Whiteley, (18)  First Class Saloon Steward [LB-B]

Titanic Survivors on Collapsible Lifeboat C

Facts About Lifeboat C (LB-C)

Collapsible Lifeboat C, the 17th one launched at 1:50 am, located on the officers' deck, starboard side, with 47 occupants comprised of 2 First Class, 39 Third Class, and 6 Crew Members (26 Women and 8 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 49 (96% of Capacity).

Interesting Discoveries About Collapsible Lifeboat C

  • six-year-old Sarah Roth was one of the third-class women who had reached the Boat Deck and was allowed into the lifeboat.
  • Collapsible Lifeboat C was launched with much difficulty at 02:00 and was one of the last lifeboats to leave the Titanic
  • On the starboard side of the ship, purser Herbert McElroy took charge of loading Collapsible Boat C.
  • Bruce Ismay leaves in collapsible boat C.
  • Twenty-one women, two men, fourteen young children and six crew were given seats: fortythree passengers so far in a boat which allowed for a maximum of forty-seven.
  • Chief Officer Wilde ordered Collapsible C to be lowered.
  • only Lifeboat 11 and Collapsible C contained a majority of women and children.
  • Collapsible boat C was already two-thirds full when a group of passengers tried to storm it.
  • First Officer Murdoch fired his pistol to drive away a large crowd of men gathering round collapsible C
  • Bruce Ismay arrived in Collapsible Boat 'C at 6.30am. and went straight to the ship's doctor's cabin and remained there.
  • Englehardt collapsible boat "C"
  • collapsible C, launched from all the way forward on the starboard side
  • C was the last to be launched. Four crewmen and 45 passengers got in

First Class Passengers - LB-C

  1. Mr. William Ernest Carter (36)  Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
  2. Mr. Joseph Bruce Ismay (49)  Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Third Class Passengers - LB-C

  1. Mrs. Mary Sophie Halaut Abrahim (née Easu) (18)  Greensburg, Pennsylvania, US
  2. Mrs. Mariyam Assaf (née Khalil) (45)  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  3. Miss Bannurah Ayyub Dahir (15)  Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
  4. Miss Emily Louisa Badman (18)  Skaneateles, New York, US
  5. Mrs. Mariyam Latifa (née Qurban) Baqlini (24)  Brooklyn, New York, US
  6. Miss Mariya Katarin Baqlini (5)  Brooklyn, New York, US
  7. Miss Eujini Baqlini (4)  Brooklyn, New York, US
  8. Miss Hileni Barbarah Baqlini (9 mo.)  Brooklyn, New York, US
  9. Mrs. Katarin Butrus-Youssef (née Rizk) (24)  Detroit, Michigan, US
  10. Miss Marianna Butrus-Youssef (2)  Detroit, Michigan, US
  11. Mr. Chip Chang (32)  New York City
  12. Mr. Foo Cheong (32)  New York City
  13. Miss Margaret Delia Devaney (19)  New York City
  14. Mrs. Emily Alice Goldsmith (née Brown) (31)  Detroit, Michigan, US
  15. Master Frank John William Goldsmith (9)  Detroit, Michigan, US
  16. Miss Hilda Maria Hellström (22)  Evanston, Illinois, US
  17. Miss May Elizabeth Howard (27)  Albion, Michigan, US
  18. Mr. Solomon Abraham Hyman (34)  Springfield, Massachusetts, US
  19. Mrs. Shaniini Jirjis (née Whabee Abi-Saab) (22)  Youngstown, Ohio, US
  20. Mr. Ali Lam (37)  New York City
  21. Mr. Bing Lee (32)  New York City
  22. Mrs. Amanah Fa'ud Mubarik (née Iskandar) (24)  Houtzdale, Pennsylvania, US
  23. Master Gerios Mubarik (7)  Houtzdale, Pennsylvania, US
  24. Master Halim Gonios Mubarik (4)  Houtzdale, Pennsylvania, US
  25. Mrs. Fatimah Muslamani (22)  Michigan City, Indiana, US
  26. Mr. Sahid Nackid (20)  Waterbury, Connecticut, US
  27. Miss Waika "Mary" Nackid (née Mowad) (19)  Waterbury, Connecticut, US
  28. Miss Maria Nackid (1)  Waterbury, Connecticut, US
  29. Miss Jamilah Niqula-Yarid (14)  Jacksonville, Florida, US
  30. Master Ilyas Niqula-Yarid (12)  Jacksonville, Florida, US
  31. Miss Velin Öhman (22)  Chicago, Illinois, US
  32. Miss Sarah A. Roth (26)  New York City
  33. Miss Anna Kristine Salkjelsvik (21)  Proctor, Minnesota, US
  34. Miss Amy Zillah Elsie Stanley (24)  New Haven, Connecticut, US
  35. Mrs. Hanna Youssef Touma (née Razi) (27)  Dowagiac, Michigan, US
  36. Miss Marianna Youssef Touma (9)  Dowagiac, Michigan, US
  37. Master Gerios (George) Youssef Touma (8)  Dowagiac, Michigan, US
  38. Mrs. Silanah Fa'ud Yasbak (née Iskandar) (15)  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, US
  39. Qiyamah, Miss Adal "Jane" Zajib (15)  Brooklyn, New York, US

Deck Crew - LB-C

  1. Mr. George Thomas Rowe (32)  Quartermaster

Engineering Crew - LB-C

  1. Mr. Frederick Doel (22)  Fireman/Stoker
  2. Mr. Albert Hunt (22)  Trimmer
  3. Mr. Thomas Knowles (39)  Fireman's Messman

Victualling Crew - LB-C

  1. Mr. Christopher Mills (51)  Butcher
  2. Mr. Albert Victor Pearcey (32)  Steward

Titanic Survivors on Collapsible Lifeboat D

Facts About Lifeboat D (LB-D)

Collapsible Lifeboat D, the 18th one launched at 2:05 am, located on the officers' deck, port side, with 21 occupants comprised of 8 First Class, 2 Second Class, 8 Third Class, and 3 Crew Members (11 Women and 10 Men). Capacity for the lifeboat was 49 (43% of Capacity).

Interesting Discoveries About Collapsible Lifeboat D

  • Collapsible Boat D was the third collapsible to be launched
  • Collapsible boat D This was the last lifeboat to leave the Titanic and it reached the Carpathia at 7 a.m.
  • The last lifeboat to be launched from the Titanic was collapsible boat D, forward on the port side, lowered by the davits
  • It went off at 2.05am, when the Titanic had barely fifteen minutes to live.
  • At 2:05 a.m., the Engelhardt collapsible Boat D was sent down with forty-four occupants including forty women and children, two crewmen,
  • Lightoller had crew members lock arms around collapsible D
  • When Boat 'D' left at 2.05am with 44 people on board, water was already pouring onto the forward end of 'A' deck

First Class Passengers - LB-D

  1. Mr. Mauritz Håkan Björnström-Steffanson (28)  Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Mrs. Caroline Lane (née Lamson) Brown (59)  Belmont, Massachusetts, US
  3. Mrs. Lily May (née Peel) Futrelle (35)  Scituate, Massachusetts, US
  4. Mrs. Irene (née Wallach) Harris (35)  New York, New York, US
  5. Mr. Frederick Maxfield Hoyt (35)  New York, New York, US
  6. Mrs. Jane Anne Hoyt (née Forby) (31)  New York, New York, US
  7. Mrs. Gertrude Maybelle Thorne (née McMinn) (37)  New York, New York, US
  8. Mr. Hugh Woolner (45)  London, England, UK

Second Class Passengers - LB-D

  1. Master Michel Marcel Navratil (3)  Nice, France
  2. Master Edmond Roger Navratil (2)  Nice, France

Third Class Passengers - LB-D

  1. Miss Erna Alexandra Andersson (17)  New York City
  2. Mrs. Maria Mathilda Backström (née Gustafsson) (33)  New York City
  3. Master Makhkhul Butrus-Youssef (4)  Detroit, Michigan, US
  4. Mr. Joseph Pierre Duquemin (19)  Albion, New York, US
  5. Miss Annie Jane Jermyn (26)  East Lynn, Massachusetts, US
  6. Miss Mary Kelly (22)  New York City
  7. Miss Berta Olivia Nilsson (18)  Missoula, Montana, US
  8. Miss Bridget O'Driscoll (24)  Jersey City, New Jersey, US

Deck Crew - LB-D

  1. Mr. Arthur John Bright (41)  Quartermaster
  2. Mr. William A. Lucas (25)  Able Seaman

Victualling Crew - LB-D

  1. Mr. John T. Hardy (37)  Chief 2nd Class Steward

 

Legend For Survivor or Lost Passengers and Crew Members

  • LB-# or A-D - Survivor on Lifeboat 1-16 or Collapsible Lifeboat A-D
  • P-BNR - Perished, Body Not Recovered or Body Not Identified
  • MB – CS Mackay-Bennett (bodies 1–306)
  • M – CS Minia (bodies 307–323)
  • MM – CGS Montmagny (bodies 326–329)
  • A – SS Algerine (body 330)
  • O – RMS Oceanic (bodies 331–333)
  • I – SS Ilford (body 334)
  • OT – SS Ottawa (body 335)

Numbers 324 and 325 were unused, and the six bodies buried at sea by the Carpathia also went unnumbered. Several recovered bodies were unidentifiable and thus not all numbers are matched with a person.

Upon recovery, the bodies of 209 identified and unidentified victims of the sinking were brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Of those, 121 were taken to the non-denominational Fairview Lawn Cemetery, 59 were repatriated, 19 were buried in the Roman Catholic Mount Olivet Cemetery, and 10 were taken to the Jewish Baron de Hirsch Cemetery. The bodies of the remaining recovered victims were either delivered to family members or buried at sea.

Liners and Their Life-Saving Craft before the Disaster

Liners and Their Life-Saving Craft before the Disaster: White Boats to Represent the Number of Persons for Whom Boats Were Carried; Black to Represent the Boats Required for the Ships' Full Complements. The Illustrated London News (11 May 1912) p. 689. GGA Image ID # 100814f3ab

The Mechanism by Which the Boats were Lowered. A Pair of Welin Davitts on Board the "Titanic.

The Mechanism by Which the Boats were Lowered. A Pair of Welin Davitts on Board the "Titanic. The Sphere (27 April 1912) p. 10 of the Supplement. GGA Image ID # 11007ae4db

How the "Titanic" Survivors were Picked Up by the "Carpathia."

How the "Titanic" Survivors were Picked Up by the "Carpathia." Direct Photographic Pictures by Mr. J. W. Barker, a Passenger on the "Carpathia." The Sphere (4 May 1912) p. 90-91. GGA Image ID # 110125999a

The Hurricane Deck of the Carpathia as It Appeared After Taking on Some of Titanic's Lifeboats

The Hurricane Deck of the Carpathia as It Appeared After Taking on Some of Titanic's Lifeboats. The Independent (2 May 1912). p. 941. GGA Image ID # 10a1bb2be9

The Titanic's Lifeboats Tied up at the New York Pier After Carpathia's Return

The Titanic's Lifeboats Tied up at the New York Pier After Carpathia's Return. The Independent (2 May 1912). p. 943. GGA Image ID # 10a1ced173

Lifeboats Q&A

How Many Lifeboats Were Carried by the Titanic?

There were twenty boats in all on the ship:

  • 14 wooden lifeboats, each thirty feet long by nine feet one inch broad, constructed to carry sixty-five persons each
  • 2 wooden cutters, emergency boats, twenty-five feet two inches long by seven feet two inches wide, built to carry forty persons each
  • 4 Engelhardt "surf- boats" with collapsible canvas sides extending above the gunwales, twenty-five feet five inches long by eight feet wide, constructed to carry forty-seven persons each

 

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