Reports of Flooding in Aft Section


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Aaron_2016

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Does anyone know how far aft the water would have travelled inside the ship during the evacuation, and if there were reports from survivors who were berthed in the aft section who witnessed water coming into their cabins and passageways further aft? e.g. I recall Miss J. Yarid was in steerage (possibly F-deck in the aft section) and she decided to return to her cabin, but she could not because she found water in the passageway outside her cabin and she could not reach the door. Mr. Joughin was berthed one deck above in the aft section of E-deck and he also noticed water entering his room and in the passageway outside. He had no idea where the water was coming from, but he noticed several men attempting to close the watertight door that led to the aft section.

Owing to the increasing list to port, coupled with the strong possibility that many windows were open, and the gradual bodily sinking of the ship, is it possible that the water reached very close to the stern, and possibly poored down the aft staircases and rapidly flooded the stern section, perhaps even faster than the bow, which accelerated the buckling process as the weight around the main engine room dramatically increased as the ship listed more to port and more water rushed in through the open windows?

Are there any other reports of the cabins and corridors being flood near the stern during the evacuation?

E-deck
Direction of water and accessible staircases leading down.

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Water flooding the port side of E-deck

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Rob Lawes

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I can't find a Miss J Yarid listed on the ET pages either among the passengers or crew. Are you sure you have the right name?
 

Rob Lawes

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Bizarre, I couldn't find it yesterday. I put it into Dr Google and drew a blank as well. How strange.

Anyhow, can't find anything about where she and her brother were berthed.