Position of the lifeboats at the moment of the sinking


I have recently read a very good article by Will Wormstead called "What did the survivors see of the break up?", in which the author discussed the witnesses' accounts on the sinking. However it did not mention that the perception of the lifeboat at the moment of the break up might have played a very important role on the survivors' perception of the sinking. As far as I know (at least according to James Cameron's latest research and Charles Jaughin witness account) the stern gave a severe list to port. In theory that should have made the break up invisible for the survivors on the boats with even numbers (those located on the port side of the ship). However, on the other hand, the majority of the passngers and crew who aknowledged the break up were on those same boats. What do you think?
 

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