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[QUOTE="L. Colombo, post: 368173, member: 148113"] Some time ago, in another thread, I tried to find the location of all the people who where still on board when the final plunge began, and survived. My results: 1. Peter Dennis Daly: on boat deck, helping a woman to jump overboard and then preparing he himself to jump, when “a big wave came sweeping along the Boat Deck, washing him clear of the ship”. This wave should have been the “tidal wave” which washed away the forward end of the Boat Deck when the bridge was underwater. So Daly was probably somewhere in the forward end of the Boat Deck, possibly starboard side (since he ended up in collapsible A). 2. George Alexander Lucien Rheims: jumping in the sea from starboard side, amidships, near the gymnasium (Limitation of Liability hearing). 3. Richard Norris Williams II: near the gymnasium along with his father Charles Duane Williams, when the water flooded the deck? Possibly a little more forward, on Boat Deck between the first and the second funnel, since his father was killed by the falling of the first funnel and he himself narrowly escaped it? Starboard side (since he reached collapsible A)? 4. Rhoda Mary Abbott: forward end of Boat Deck, starboard side, near collapsible A. Trying to step onto collapsible A along with her sons Eugene and Rossmore when they were all swept away by the “tidal wave”. 5. Olaus Jí¸rgensen Abelseth: portside, Boat Deck (he said “top deck”), near the fourth funnel, along with his cousin Peter Sí¸holt and his brother-in-law Sigurd Hansen Moen (who did not survive). 6. Carl Olof Jansson: starboard side, possibly near the forward end of the boat deck and not far from collapsible A? 7. Oscar Wilhelm Olsson/Johansson: near the forward end of Boat Deck, starboard side, non far from collapsible A? 8. David Vartanian: unknown? 9. August Edvard Andersson/Wennerström: trying to go towards the stern along with Gunnar Isidor Tenglin (possibly), the Lindells and the Pålsson children, but sliding back (since the deck had become to steep) and ending up in the forward end of the boat deck, starboard side, near collapsible A? 10. Gunnar Isidor Tenglin (if he did not leave in boat 15): see above. 11. Edward Brown: forward end of Boat Deck, starboard side, working at collapsible A (and also jumping into it when the water flooded the deck, but only to be washed over by the “tidal wave”). 12. William A. Lucas: unknown? 13. William McIntyre: unknown? 14. William John Mellors: forward end of boat deck, working at a collapsible boat when the “tidal wave” came. Probably this collapsible was A, so starboard side, even if it seems that Mellors ended up saved in B. 15. James Thompson: unknown? 16. August H. Weikman: forward end of boat deck, starboard side, working at collapsible A when he was washed overboard by the “tidal wave”. 17. Harold Charles William Phillimore: I’ve not found any detailed account about him. I know he floated for some time on a piece of wood along with another survivor, who died, before he was rescued by No. 14 (has this second man ever been identified?), but where was he when the ship sank? 18. John Collins: forward end of boat deck, starboard side, not far from collapsible A. He had started heading for the stern along with a woman, her two children and a steward, when they were all washed overboard by the “tidal wave”. I saw a diagram placing him somewhere around the davits of No. 7 boat. 19. Charles John Joughin: poop deck (but on the side of the ship, not on deck), starboard side, holding the rail on the outside. He stayed there until the ship sank completely. 20. Walter Hurst: forward end of boat deck, starboard side, working at collapsible A. He apparently jumped overboard slightly before the “tidal wave” came. 21. Victor Sunderland: forward end of boat deck, port side, near collapsible B. He jumped overboard when the water began to flood the deck. 22. Patrick O’Keefe: he reportedly jumped in the sea along with Victor Sunderland and Edward Dorking, so see above. 23. Edward Arthur Dorking: see above. But in an interview he claimed he climbed to a railing and then jumped from 40 feet. 24. Ernest Frederick Allen: jumped in the water from boat deck, but from where? 25. Harold Sidney Bride: forward end of boat deck, port side, near collapsible B. Swept away by the “tidal wave”. 26. Albert Johan Moss: forward end of boat deck, port side, working at collapsible B when he was swept away by the “tidal wave”. 27. Eugene Patrick Daly: forward end of boat deck, port side, working at collapsible B? 28. Sidney Edward Daniels: forward end of boat deck, port side, near the bridge and collapsible B. He jumped in the sea when the water began flooding the deck. 29. Cecil William Fitzpatrick: forward end of boat deck, starboard side, working at collapsible A? 30. Albert William Hebb: unknown? 31. Archibald Gracie IV: boat deck, starboard side, near the officer mess, along with James Clinch Smith. They had just left the men working at collapsible A and headed towards the stern, when the water flooded the deck. I found a diagram indicating Gracie’s position as boat deck, starboard side, around either No. 3 or No. 5 davits. 32. Charles Herbert Lightoller: on top of the officer’s quarters, starboard side, when he was swept into the sea by the “tidal wave”. 33. John Borland Thayer jr.: boat deck, starboard side, along with Milton Long. They jumped into the sea, but I can’t understand exactly from where. Since once in the water he was nearly crushed by the falling of the second funnel, perhaps he was on the starboard side of the boat deck near the second funnel. Also for Thayer I found a diagram, showing his position as boat deck, starboard side, a little aft of the second funnel. 34. Robert Williams Daniels: stern top deck (poop deck, extreme stern), he jumped into the sea just before the stern was submerged. (From Dillon’s account) 35. Thomas Patrick Dillon: stern top deck (poop deck, extreme stern), along with fellow firemen John Bannon, Dennis Cochrane, Thomas Blake and J. Mason. He stayed there until the ship sank completely. 36. Frank George Prentice: stern, port side, holding on the rail near the “Notice. This vessel has triple screws. Keep clear of blades” sign along with Cyril Ricks and M. Kieran. He jumped in the sea from an height of about 75 feet, narrowly missing the propellers, when the stern was almost vertical. 37. Alfred White: near the fourth funnel or even on top of it (but most likely on port side, near the davits of Boat 16) 38. Thomas Arthur Whiteley: forward end of boat deck, starboard side, working at collapsible A? 39. Andrew Cunningham: either somewhere on port side (along with Sidney Conrad Siebert), preparing to jump into the sea (is it clear where was he when he jumped into the sea? I’m not even sure he was on the port side, I assumed this because he swam to no. 4 that was lowered on the port side. Probably somewhere near the stern, since nearly all the known swimmers saved by No. 4 were on the stern), or already in the water. 40. Samuel Ernest Hemming: either on port side, climbing down No. 15 boat falls to the sea, or already in the water swimming towards No. 4 boat, or already in No. 4 after having swum to it. 41. Fang Lang: unknown? 42. Eustace Philip Snow: forward end of boat deck, starboard side, working at collapsible A? 43. Henry Senior: forward end of boat deck, working at a collapsible. A or B? 44. Charles Edward Judd: unknown? 45. James McGann: forward end of boat deck, port side, working at collapsible B. 46. John O’Connor: unknown? 47. George Alexander Prangnell: unknown? 48. William Charles Lindsay: unknown? (“I was on the ship till the water came up to the funnel and got away on a raft”, the raft is collapsible B). 49. Isaac Hiram Maynard: unknown? 50. Algernon Henry Wilson Barkworth: He jumped in the sea from the starboard side of boat deck, but from where? 51. Emilio Ilario Giuseppe Portaluppi: unknown? So the people in the middle of the ship or breakdown area should be only Olaus Abelseth and Alfred White, both on port side. Most of the others were in the forward part of the boat deck (the majority working at the two collapsibles A and B) and a few in the stern. [/QUOTE]
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