Titanic Emergency Lifeboat No. 1

Titanic Emergency Lifeboat No. 1

Titanic emergency lifeboat 1. The fourth boat lowered on the starboard side. When boats 7, 5 and 3 had been filled and lowered, few people remained on the forward starboard boat deck. Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon with his wife and her secretary were among those few. They entered boat 1 as did two American gentlemen; one of whom (Charles Stengel) had seen his wife into boat 5 a few minutes earlier. Five stokers were ordered in as well as lookout Symons, in charge of the boat, and an able seaman. There were 12 in it, whereas the capacity was 40. It seems likely that the boat was lowered away with so few people in it so that the two collapsible boats nearby could be sent away as soon as possible. Later, Sir Cosmo would be accused of bribing the crew in the boat in order for them not to row back to the wreck. Apparently, this was a misunderstanding; Sir Cosmo tried to be nice and wanted the crew to get five pounds each to get new material when they reached safety.

Boat 1 was the second boat to reach the Carpathia.

Lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg

We found 12 people.

Name Age Class/Dept Ticket Joined Job Boat [Body]
38 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman   1 
49 1st Class Passenger 11755
£39 12s
Cherbourg Landowner   1 
48 1st Class Passenger 17485
£56 18s 7d
Cherbourg Dressmaker / Couturière   1 
31 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17485
£56 18s 7d
Cherbourg Secretary   1 
28 Engineering Crew
Southampton Leading Fireman   1 
33 Deck Crew
Southampton Able Seaman   1 
22 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman   1 
43 1st Class Passenger 111163
£26
Cherbourg Businessman   1 
20 Engineering Crew
Southampton Trimmer   1 
54 1st Class Passenger 11778
£55 8s 10d
Cherbourg Businessman   1 
24 Deck Crew
Southampton Lookout   1 
24 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman   1