Three Men In A Lifeboat


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Hey Everyone,
Im not sure if this was covered before but I once heard of this. I believe it was when they were recovering bodies that they found a lifeboat with three men in it. I believe one was a stoker or engineer, one a first class passenger and the other im not sure. Is this true? Didnt all the lifeboats all get to the Carpathia? I believe they found the "boat" one month after the Titanic sank. I find this pretty disgusting. Thanks you all and Have a nice Holiday.

Sahand
 
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The lifeboat you're talking about is Collapsibe A which was found a full month later by the Oceanic about 300km away from where the Titanic went down. Several boats were ultimately abandoned. Some because there was no place to put them on the Carpathia and some because they were in such desperate shape, namely collapsibles A and B that there was no point in sticking with them. Those who were still alive when found in the morning were taken off. The dead had to be left behind.
 
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When recovered a month later by the Oceanic, Collapsible A contained 3 bodies:

1st Class passenger Thomson Bettie
an unidentified fireman
an unidentified sailor
 

Dave Gittins

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I'd just add that the three bodies were left by Lowe, when he took the living off in boat 14, not by Captain Rostron, who never got near collapsible A. Oceanic recovered collapsible A and took it to New York, where it disappeared.
 
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Hey All,
Thanks that cleared it up for me! Good thing they were already dead and didnt starve instead. Well thanks again!

Sahand
 

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