Man who dressed as a woman

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Laura Stevenson

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hi. im doing a report on William T. Sloper from New Britain Connecticut. He was first class survivor who got on lifeboat #7, but later was rumored to have dressed as a woman. does anyone have any info. on him?
 
Dear Laura, there have been many rumours about men dressing as women to get into the lifeboats. One must remember, however, that men were permitted to enter the starboard boats (except for boat C perhaps), often without further ado, so there was no point for them to dress up as women, or wearing a shawl or whatever. One third class passenger, Daniel Buckley, said he wore a shawl to get away, indicating his presence in a port boat or C. Also, another Irishman, Edward Ryan, allegedly got away this way, very likely in a port boat if his story is to be believed. No first class male escaped dress up as a woman at any rate.

Peter
 
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Did s/he enter the Miss Whatever contest???

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 

Colin John James

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Hi Jan,
Looking at those shoes, he didn't intend walking very far, they must be 4 sizes too small, maybe they fitted better in 1912. Nice legs though not.
 

Pat Cook

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Then, of course, there is this curious passage from the testimony of AB Seaman Frank Oliver Evans during the U S Hearings, regarding the loading of the boats:

SENATOR SMITH: That boat was lowered. Were there any male passengers in there; any members of the crew, males?

Mr. EVANS: I did not notice any. After we got them into that, I sung out to the seaman: "How many have you got in that boat?" I said: "Ginger, how many have you got?"
 
The fact that there was a showing of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" on board that night is also overlooked as well......could well have led to some confusion later on
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Hey Brannigan my boy - where the devil have you been all this time? I heard you were given an early release - is this true or just an ugly rumour (bit like Behe!)

Geoff
 
Hi Geoff!

Unlike George I am only rumoured to be ugly - hence my absence. Those plastic surgeons are impossible to get at short notice on the NHS!

Regards

Sam
 
Geoff,

By the way, as far as membership goes, isn't it wonderful to be described as "advanced"when so many around us (not mentioning Cook for instance) can only describe themselves as intermediate?
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Regards

Sam
 
Hello Boys,What are you wearing? Oh, sorry, got my sites mixed up again!! What happens when Behe posts? Is he described as a "backward" member?

Geoff
 
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