Three passengers

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Magda Natalia Piotrowska

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Elisabeth Allen, Elisabeth Robert and Georgette Madill were rescue in lifeboat 2. Does anyone know something about their life at the Titanic's board? And when did they go to the boat deck on 14th April?
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Bob Godfrey

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This group, all related (see ET biographies), travelled together along with Mrs Roberts' maid, Emilie Kreuchen. Mrs Roberts was in B3 and her daughter and niece next door in B5 at the forward end of B Deck overlooking the bow. The maid was in a cabin in the same area but three decks down on E deck.

About half an hour after the ship had struck (according to Elisabeth Allen), Emilie (the maid) aroused Miss Allen and told her that the baggage area was 'full of water'. Miss Allen, who must have had great faith in the quality of British shipbuilding, told the maid not to worry and to go back to bed. But Emilie soon returned with the alarming news that water was now in her own cabin, and this did spur them to action.

If Elisabeth Allen was accurate in her assessment that they had been waiting on the boat deck for 'some minutes' before boarding No 2 (the small 'emergency boat' at the forward end of the port side), her group probably arrived there at around 1.30. This was one of the last boats to be launched (at 1.45) but was the first to reach the Carpathia, and Miss Allen claimed to be first up the ladder and therefore the first of Titanic's passengers to be rescued and first to report that the ship had been lost.
 
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Magda Natalia Piotrowska

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Thanks for interesting informations, Bob!
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Magda
 

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