I remember reading somewhere that Titanic was equipped with electric winches for her lifeboat davits, and I believe that there were 4 placed on the boat deck overall. Were these winches designed only for raising the lifeboats back up or were they also equipped to lower boats? If they were indeed designed to lower, no one seemed to remember they were there that night. With the placement of the winches, would they even be able to hook-up to all of the davits? I just wondered about that. I suppose no one can be blamed for overlooking the winches but still...it would have made things a tad easier.