Hello everyone, This will not be a thread directed to Titanic specifically, but one can quickly realise it's from a common related subject. So, I have found this video: It's a propaganda newsreel about the safety features of the Aquitania in the 1920's. In regard to the lifeboats, it claims the ship's 77 lifeboats "can be got away in less than half an hour". So my question is: was this realistic? I'm not supposing a scenario with bad weather and/or other complications. For the sake of simplicity: let's suppose an "ideal" scenario like the one Titanic foundered. I think even if it took one hour to launch 77 boats, it would be quite an advance if we view the situation compared to the Titanic in 1912. Of course, this film is from 1923, so more than a decade old after the Titanic disaster. The things must definately have improved by then. Neverthless, the numbers caught my attention and I would like to figure out if they were indeed realistic.