When I got back to No. 12 again, the chief officer happened to come along, and he said, "How many men have you in this boat?" There was one man in the boat, one sailor, and I said, "Only one, sir." He looked up, and me being the only sailor there, he said, "Jump into that boat," he said, "and make the complement" - that was two seamen.
Senator BOURNE. That was in No. 14?
Mr. CLENCH. That was in No. 12, sir. That was the boat I went away in.
Chief Officer Murdoch ordered me into the boat, finally, and he said, "Is there any more seamen?" I said, "No, sir."...No. 12 was the last boat before me to be lowered, and Evans was one of the men that lowered that boat [note: Lucas was identified as the other in lowering it], and after he lowered that away I called him and told him Chief Officer Murdoch gave me orders to find a seaman and tell him to come in the boat with me, and he jumped in my boat [No. 10].