Andy A Carter
Yes, although only 13 of the 20 lifeboats were actually placed on board the Carpathia. That was as many as she could carry. Seven boats were set adrift; 3 wooden boats (4, 14 and 15) and the collapsible ones (A, B, C, D).Did all the Lifeboats launched make it to the Carpathia?
When Lowe took No. Fourteen alongside to rescue the exhausted survivors from Collapsible A, there were three obviously dead men in the boat. Lowe did not take them on board. They were left there, the living had to take priority over the dead.Hi Jason,
OK, what happened?
I believe that it was and taken back to New York where it joined those other 13 lifeboats in the loft above Piers 58 & 59. I understand that in the following months and years souvenir hunters took away bits and pieces of the surviving lifeboats of the Titanic; I do not know the details or even if that is true.I think Oceanic also hoisted aboard Collapsible A.
Jason, Arun and I have already said that.The problem with collapsible A the canvas sides were not fully up. The ones on board where in ankle deep of freezing cold water. I believe some were transferred to boat D. A was found a month later by Oceanic and returned to New York with the others.
B was found a few days later after Titanic sank by cable ship Mackay Bennett still turnup but I believe was never recovered. (If that was ever found and recovered how much would that be worth?)
Thank you Seumas and Jason for such clear answers on this.When Lowe took No. Fourteen alongside to rescue the exhausted survivors from Collapsible A, there were three obviously dead men in the boat. Lowe did not take them on board. They were left there, the living had to take priority over the dead.
Several weeks later, the Oceanic came across Collapsible A adrift. The corpses were still there, their skin blackened by the sun.
Oceanic stopped and sent a boat over, her doctor formally inspected the bodies and pronounced the men dead. The bodies were taken back to the ship for burial at sea. One of them is supposed to have come apart when moved, it was that badly decomposed. A few effects were recovered and the bodies buried at sea.
I'm not entirely sure on this, but I think Oceanic also hoisted aboard Collapsible A.
Where did you get that information? As far as I know, the waterlogged and drifting Collapsible A somehow got close to Lifeboat #14 with Fifth Officer Lowe in charge on Monday morning. Lowe, as mentioned above, supervised the transfer of 11 to 13 survivors (there is some uncertainty if Augustus Weikmann and William McIntyre were among them) onto his Lifeboat #14, covered the 3 deceased people with live vests and left Collapsible A adrift with the bodies. They were found by the Oceanic a few weeks later, the bodies were given a proper sea burial and the lifeboat was hauled on board and taken back to New York.The problem with collapsible A the canvas sides were not fully up. The ones on board where in ankle deep of freezing cold water. I believe some were transferred to boat D