1st officer Murdoch played a cool and calm head in the sinking of the ship, he loaded the boats close to its full capacity and didn't lower the boats half full or quickly! Murdoch also followed the orders correctly, the captain ordered "Women and children first", Murdoch allowed men to get on if they were no women in the area or women wanted to get in! This action saved quiet a lot of lives! However 2nd officer Lightoller was merely panicked throughout the sinking! He allowed no men to get on the boats and took the captains order to "Women and children only", this action cost a number of lives in the sinking! Lightoller's panic also caused the boats to be lowered quickly not giving the crew enough time to put a number of passengers into the boats! Lightoller allowed most of the boats to go with only half full! There were a number of women who wouldn't get on the boat, Lightoller could've allowed the men who did went to go in the boats saving the more lives! But Lightoller was still a hero for many!