Titanic Collapsible Lifeboat C

Titanic collapsible lifeboat C. The ninth and last boat lowered on the starboard side.

Bruce Ismay had been quite active on the starboard side all night, assisting passengers into boats, more or less urging them to get away. Now, he was standing close to the collapsible lifeboat C, which had been fitted into the empty davits after boat No. 1, which had left 20-30 minutes earlier. Those near the boat seem to have been third class passengers, many from the Middle East. Quartermaster Rowe had been assisting with the Morse lamp, trying to contact ships in the vicinity and with firing rockets.

Mrs. Goldsmith and her young son Frank entered the boat with a few younger lady friends from England. When about 25-28 women and children had been assisted into the boat, five crew were ordered in as well as quartermaster Rowe. Seeing there were a few seats still free, Ismay and another first class passenger, William Carter, who had left his family at boat 4, entered it and the boat was lowered away. Mr. Ismay was later heavily criticized for his escape and he was portrayed as ''Brute Ismay'' in some newspapers. Some have theorized that he jumped into the boat, despite there being women still near boat C. Others claim there were none, and his escape was justified; he was a passenger just like any other passenger. Be that as it may, he survived, working at an oar, his back to the ship so as to avoid having to watch the end. Boat C was probably lowered away about 20 minutes before the ship sank.

While rowing away from the ship four Chinese third class passengers were discovered in the bottom of the boat. Mrs. Goldsmith noticed them along with other passengers and they told QM Rowe in charge about them. Mrs. Goldsmith thought there were 30 women, five crew and four Chinese and her son in the boat. QM Rowe thought there were 39 and Bruce Ismay estimated 40-45 in the boat.

In all likelihood, there were just under 40 people in the boat. They picked up nobody from the sea and possibly reached the Carpathia as the tenth or twelfth boat.

Lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg

We found 45 people.

Name Age Class/Dept Ticket Joined Job Boat [Body]
45 3rd Class Passenger 2696
£7 4s 6d
Cherbourg C
15 3rd Class Passenger 2687
£7 4s 7d
Cherbourg C
B. Ayyūb-Dāhir
23 3rd Class Passenger 2666
£19 5s 2d
Cherbourg C
9 m 3rd Class Passenger 2666
£19 5s 2d
Cherbourg C
3 3rd Class Passenger 2666
£19 5s 2d
Cherbourg C
5 3rd Class Passenger 2666
£19 5s 2d
Cherbourg C
18 3rd Class Passenger 31416
£8 1s
Southampton Servant C
E. Badman
32 3rd Class Passenger 1601
£56 9s 11d
Southampton Seaman C
36 1st Class Passenger 113760
£120
Southampton C
W. Carter
32 3rd Class Passenger 1601
£56 9s 11d
Southampton Seaman C
19 3rd Class Passenger 330958
£7 17s 7d
Queenstown C
M. Devaney
38 3rd Class Passenger 2688
£7 4s 7d
Cherbourg C
31 3rd Class Passenger 363291
£20 10s 6d
Southampton C
E. Goldsmith
9 3rd Class Passenger 363291
£20 10s 6d
Southampton C
F. Goldsmith
24 3rd Class Passenger 1601
£56 9s 11d
Southampton Seaman C
22 3rd Class Passenger 7548
£8 19s 3d
Southampton C
H. Hellström
26 3rd Class Passenger 39186
£8 1s
Southampton Laundry Worker C
M. Howard
23 Engineering Crew
Southampton Trimmer C
A. Hunt
34 3rd Class Passenger 3470
£7 17s 9d
Southampton Framer C
A. Hyman
18 3rd Class Passenger 2657
£7 4s 7d
Cherbourg C
49 1st Class Passenger 112058
Southampton Shipowner C
J. Ismay
43 Engineering Crew
Southampton Firemens' Messman C
T. Knowles
38 3rd Class Passenger 1601
£56 9s 11d
Southampton Seaman C
51 Victualling Crew
Southampton Butcher C
C. Mills
7 3rd Class Passenger 2661
£15 4s 11d
Cherbourg C
25 3rd Class Passenger 2661
£15 4s 11d
Cherbourg C
4 3rd Class Passenger 2661
£15 4s 11d
Cherbourg C
22 3rd Class Passenger 2649
£7 4s 6d
Cherbourg C
15 3rd Class Passenger 2667
£7 4s 6d
Cherbourg C
1 3rd Class Passenger 2653
£15 14s 10d
Cherbourg C
19 3rd Class Passenger 2653
£15 14s 10d
Cherbourg C
20 3rd Class Passenger 2653
£15 14s 10d
Cherbourg C
14 3rd Class Passenger 2651
£11 4s 10d
Cherbourg C
11 3rd Class Passenger 2651
£11 4s 10d
Cherbourg C
22 3rd Class Passenger 347085
£7 15s 6d
Southampton C
26 3rd Class Passenger 342712
£8 1s
Southampton Tailor C
31 Deck Crew
Belfast Quartermaster C
21 3rd Class Passenger 343120
£7 13s
Southampton C
24 3rd Class Passenger 2314
£7 11s
Southampton Servant C
A. Stanley
9 3rd Class Passenger 2650
£15 4s 11d
Cherbourg C
27 3rd Class Passenger 2650
£15 4s 11d
Cherbourg C
8 3rd Class Passenger 2650
£15 4s 11d
Cherbourg C
27 3rd Class Passenger 2659
£14 9s 1d
Cherbourg General Labourer C
23 3rd Class Passenger 2668
£22 7s 2d
Cherbourg C
2 3rd Class Passenger 2668
£22 7s 2d
Cherbourg C