Did the Countess of Rothes have experience working with boats?

Sally Sorour

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Since the Countess of Rothes was a heroin in life boat # 8, did she have any experience in working with boats prior to being on the titanic? Was the titanic her first experience working with boats?
 

Bob Godfrey

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From an interview in the New York Herald, April 22, 1912:

"We were lowered quietly to the water, and when we had pushed off from the Titanic's side I asked the seaman if he would care to have me take the tiller, as I knew something about boats. He said, 'Certainly, lady".