Titanic survivor tells graphic story

Western Daily Mercury

Frederick Harris, 57, Melville-Road, Mill-lane, Gosport, had also a graphic story to tell. When the last moment came, and it was found that all the boat[sic] were gone and the vessel was going to sink, there was wild confusion. Deck chairs, and anything that would float were seized as the men jumped overboard.

He saw the captain jump into the water and grasp a child, which he placed on one of the rafts, of which there were all too few. He did not see the captain afterwards. He thought the first officer, Mr. Murdoch, shot himself. He himself got onto a small raft, but was afterwards taken into a boat. He was half dead with the cold.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) Titanic survivor tells graphic story (Western Daily Mercury, Monday 29th April 1912, ref: #425, published 28 August 2003, generated 31st July 2020 12:49:45 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/article-1.html