Hello, I've recently encountered a source of confusion about Ruth Becker, the 12-year old girl who survived the Titanic. I read in some books, including Barbara Williams (?) Titanic Crossing, that she originally was placed in Lifeboat 11 but gave up her seat when told the boat was too full. However, I haven't found any evidence of this anywhere else, reading the common explanation that only her mother and little siblings were allowed in Boat 11. Can anyone clear this up for me? Did Ruth really give up her seat or is this just some myth? I've been wondering this for a long time.