Titanic Lifeboat No. 7

Titanic Lifeboat No. 7

Titanic lifeboat 7. The first lifeboat lowered on the starboard side. There was no order, according to some passengers, for ''women and children first.'' 3 Sailors were ordered in to man the boat. Murdoch, Pitman and possibly Ismay were near it when lowered. There was no disturbance near this boat. After having been lowered, they encountered boat 5 and four people changed lifeboats; Mrs. Dodge and her son for example, due to the fact that Mrs. Dodge wanted to row back to pick up survivors but those in her own boat, No. 5, did not turn back. Alfred Nournay is said to have fired shots from his gun during the night, at least according to Antoinette Flegenheim(er). Lookout Hogg, according to Dorothy Gibson, wrapped a sail around one or two people in the boat since they were so cold. Margaret Hays brought her Pomeranian dog into the boat, which was not very crowded. Robert Daniel said he had jumped into the sea and had been swimming around for a long time when a boat picked him up. In one interview he said that Mrs. Dodge wrapped a blanked around him after his rescue. It is probably safe to surmise that Daniel was in boat 7 when it was lowered away, as Col. Gracie suggested in his book.

Estimates vary regarding how many there were in the boat; the Bishops thought 28 (but some may have been missed when they counted), James McGough also thought 28, Gilbert Tucker thought there were 29, Mrs. Flegenheimer estimated 30 and Alfred Omont thought they were 29. No. 7 was one of the first boats to be picked up. There were 28 or 29 people in the boat when lowered.

Lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg

We found 26 people.

Name Age Class/Dept Ticket Joined Job Boat [Body]
25 1st Class Passenger 11967
£91 1s 7d
Cherbourg   7 
19 1st Class Passenger 11967
£91 1s 7d
Cherbourg   7 
39 1st Class Passenger 112277
£31
Cherbourg Jeweller   7 
45 1st Class Passenger 17594
£29 14s
Cherbourg Sculptor   7 
64 1st Class Passenger 5735
£71
Southampton   7 
39 1st Class Passenger 112901
£26 11s
Southampton   7 
23 1st Class Passenger 11767
£83 3s 2d
Cherbourg Of Independent Means   7 
48 1st Class Passenger 17598
£31 13s 8d
Cherbourg   7 
44 1st Class Passenger 112378
£59 8s
Cherbourg   7 
22 1st Class Passenger 112378
£59 8s
Cherbourg   7 
45 1st Class Passenger 17759
£63 7s 2d
Cherbourg   7 
23 1st Class Passenger 17759
£63 7s 2d
Cherbourg   7 
24 1st Class Passenger 11767
£83 3s 2d
Cherbourg   7 
29 Deck Crew
Belfast Lookout   7 
23 Deck Crew
Belfast Lookout   7 
29 1st Class Passenger 11774
£29 14s
Cherbourg Aviator   7 
35 1st Class Passenger 17473
£26 5s 9d
Southampton Buyer   7 
20 1st Class Passenger 2166
£13 17s 3d
Cherbourg Gentleman   7 
29 1st Class Passenger 12998
£25 14s 10d
Cherbourg Dealer   7 
56 1st Class Passenger 11767
£83 3s 2d
Cherbourg   7 
34 1st Class Passenger 113794
£26 11s
Southampton Lawyer   7 
28 1st Class Passenger 113788
£35 10s
Southampton Stockbroker   7 
24 1st Class Passenger 21228
£82 5s 4d
Southampton   7 
23 1st Class Passenger 21228
£82 5s 4d
Southampton   7 
31 1st Class Passenger 2543
£28 10s 9d
Cherbourg   7 
30 Deck Crew
Belfast Able Seaman   7