Nested Lifeboats

Dave Gittins

Apr 11, 2001
In the aftermath of the Titanic disaster, efforts were made to cram many lifeboats onto ships that were too short to hold many boats under davits in the usual way. One "solution" was to carry nested boats, with small boats placed inside boats about 30' long and under the same davits. Could somebody, such as Captain Currie, enlighten me on how these boats were to be lowered in an emergency. It strikes me as a very unseamanlike arrangement, but it wasn't banned until the 1960s.