Collapsible B


Paul Lee

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Lloyd's List again:
Paul Paix (sp?) from Swansea, 16th May 1912, at position 41 degrees 51 N, 42 degrees 29 W "saw a large white painted boat bottom up apparently a ship's lifeboat, not long in the water, very clean and showing no damage about the bottom"

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Paul

 

Shane Worthy

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Paul,
I can't say with 100% accuracy that it was, but odds are, that is what they saw. The coordinates seem right and Coll. B would be the only boat upside down.
All Ahead Full!
Shane N. Worthy
 

Thomas Ozel

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Hello everyone

I have a question about the lifeboat Collapsible B: How did it come to be upside-down?

Did the boat land upside-down on the deck?, when being removed from the officers' quarters, or was it overturned when it was washed off the boat as Titanic began it's final plunge?

I'm sorry if this question has been asked before, but I was wondering whether anyone knew the answer.

Thank you.

Thomas.
 

Scott Mills

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Thomas,

From what I recal, in the process of freeing the boat from the officers quarters, it fell on deck upside down. And if I am remembering correctly this occurred at the time Lightoller was ontop of the officers quarters when the sudden plunge forced him/washed him off of Titanic.
 
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Dave Gittins

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Use your imagination. A boat is slid off the top of the officers' quarters, using whatever bits of wood are at hand. Everybody is frantic to get it down and the ship is tilting more and more. It's no wonder if turned over.
 

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Если вы читали мемуары Гарольда Брайда, вы, возможно, заметили, что, когда он и Филлипс выбежали на палубу, он не описал складную B как перевернутую вверх дном. Это означает, что она упала, не перевернувшись, но когда волна затопила ее, она смогла перевернуться.
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Mike Friedman

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According to Google Translate:

If you read Harold Bride's memoirs, you may have noticed that when he and Phillips ran out onto the deck, he did not describe the folding B as it was turned upside down. This means that she fell without turning over, but when the wave flooded her, she was able to roll over.
 
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Boris_Matuch

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If you read Harold Bride's memoirs, you may have noticed that when he and Phillips ran out onto the deck, he did not describe the folding B as it was turned upside down. This means that she fell without turning over, but when the wave flooded her, she was able to roll over.
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Auden G Minor

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Where was Collapsible B when the First funnel fell? Was Collapsible B on the starboard or the port side? Hope you nice people of encyclopedia titanica can help! Thanks in advance!
 
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