What happened to the boatswain mate after he opened the D Deck door?


Charles

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Ok, for this month the question is, what do you think happened to the boatswain mate after he opened the D Deck door.
 
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Yeah, I thought July had only just begun!

BTW, this doesn't seem like the kind of question to ask for a Topic of the Month. If I ever made a suggestion, it would be:
I read once that the US Inquiry was initially set up by politicians, looking for who was responsible. They had to point a finger. If we had to point a finger to somebody for being responsible for the sinking, who would we point at?
 
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Oh yeah, and about your question.
Albert Haines, boatswain mate, survived. He told his story on Day 7 of the US Inquiry. Just read it and hope you find the answer to your question.
 

Adam Went

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I'm glad that the idea has been cottoned on to, but I'd like to think that topic of the month questions might be a little more open ended than that. Thanks Christophe.

Cheers,
Adam.
 

Bob Godfrey

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We should best leave the 'Topic of the Month' concept in the hands of the member who conceived the idea and is running well with it - Adam.
 
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I read on titanichg.com that the boatswain mate was the one who presumably died below decks after opening a door on D Deck. But the boatswain mate survived in lifeboat 9. Why is it still common believe that the boatswain MATE opened those doors and died?