Lightoller and port stern lifeboats


Arun Vajpey

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In his very well researched and presented article in which he re-examines the launch times of the Titanic's lifeboats, Bill Wormstedt says that Second Officer Lightoller was one of the officers who was present during loading and/or launching of the port stern lifeboats. Specifically, Wormstedt places Lightoller to be present during work on Lifeboats #14 and #12 but does not quote any other witness statement to support that belief except from Lightoller himself. I have gone through several testimonies in the American & British Inquiries and while there is a LOT of witness statements that I have not yet covered, thus far I have not come across a single independent one placing Lightoller at either #14 or #12.

I concede that I might have missed such testimonies and would be grateful if people could update me on this.
 

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