Officers threatened by passengers with firearms


J Sheehan

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A thought has just occurred to me...

When the Lusitania sank, there was an incident where a passenger, Isaac Lehmann, threatened officers to launch a lifeboat with his own firearm, only for the boat to slip inboard, due to the starboard list, and crush a number of Lusitania's passengers.

What would have happened if something similar had happened on Titanic where, for example, an passenger armed with a revolver threatened Second Officer Lightoller to put more men into the boats before launching them?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions on this matter below, I'd love to hear them.
 
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The officers on the Titanic by this time had revolvers issued to them and Lowe had his personal weapon in his possession. Some of the passengers were known to be armed as well. I expect anybody making a threat would have found himself looking down not one, but several gun barrels with an invitation to "Wait for the flash" if he didn't back down.
 

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