What happened to the life vests?

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Does anyone know what happened to the about 700 life vests on the titanic survivors? I've heard there are only about 6 left in museums. What happened to the others?
 

Dave Gittins

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I think that's a mystery. Some were certainly taken home and that's why some survive. There's a photo here, supposedly showing lifebelts on Carpathia. There's no record of them among the things salvaged and held by the US court as security against White Star's liability, so maybe they were scrapped.

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I wonder who the little girl looking on is. How did she get into the hold?
 
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