What was the correct order of the lifeboats to reached Carpathia


Hildo Thiel

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Hi all,

The firts to reached Carpathia was lifeboat 02 and the second was lifeboat 01 followed by 13 and 5 and 7.

Lifeboat 14 with lifeboat D came around 7:00 am at Carpathia.

The last lifeboats to reached Carpathia were lifeboats 8, 6 and 12.

Regards,

Hildo
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Hildo Thiel

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Hi all,

This was my order of picking up by the Carpathia, but from some I was not sure. So got some new information.

Lifeboat 02 (04:10)
Lifeboat 01 (04:40)
Lifeboat 13 (04:45)
Lifeboat 09 (05:00)?
Lifeboat 05 (05:10)
Lifeboat 07 (05:10)
Lifeboat 03 (06:00)
Lifeboat 06 (06:00)?
Lifeboat C (06:30)
Lifeboat 04 (06:55)
Lifeboat 08 (07:00)
Lifeboat 10 (07:00)
Lifeboat 14 (07:00)
Lifeboat D (07:00)
Lifeboat 15 (07:30)
Lifeboat 16 (07:30)?
Lifeboat 11 (08:00)?
Lifeboat 12 (08:30)

After the new information the picking up by Carpathia was then:
Lifeboat 02
Lifeboat 01
Lifeboat 05
Lifeboat 07
Lifeboat 09
Lifeboat 13
Lifeboat 15
Lifeboat 03
Lifeboat 11
Lifeboat C
Lifeboat 16
Lifeboat 14, With the suvivors of A
Lifeboat D
Lifeboat 10
Lifeboat 04, with some suvivors of B
Lifeboat 08
Lifeboat 06
Lifeboat 12, with the other suvivors of B

So there are some changes.

Regards,

Hildo
 
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Hildo,

What time did dawn come that AM? All the accounts I've read from boat 1's people state that it was after dawn that their boat reached Carpathia. I'm guessing dawn came between 4:10 & 4:40? As I believe boat 2 was picked up in the dark, right?

Randy
 
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Daniel Rosenshine

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Hi Randy,

From what I've read, boat 2 was picked up in the breaking minutes/seconds of dawn. Dawn did come just about 4.10 or just before or a tad after, but certainly by 4.40 or so there would have been plenty of light.

Daniel.
 

Hildo Thiel

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Hi,

Lifeboat 1 was picked up second and according my own figures lifeboat 13 was picked up at about 4:45. I have read somewere that lifeboat 1 was picked up about a half hour after lifeboat 2. So I figured out that lifeboat 1 must have picked up by Carpathia around 4:40.

Regards,

Hildo
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After pulling alongside the Carpathia a rope ladder was lowered. The passengers were then tied into a hoisting device and climbed up the ladder, although by all accounts it was more like they were pulled up by the crew.

Ruth Becker actually didn't try to climb she was in a canvas "swing" and let the crew pull her onboard.

Does anyone know how the passengers decided who got to get on board first. I would imagine for Lifeboat No.4 Mrs. Astor would go because she was in delicate position. But then Mrs. Widenor had more social status, of course, the men pulled from the water would have received special treatment. And then of course, there are the children.
 
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>>Does anyone know how the passengers decided who got to get on board first.<<

My bet would be priority given to the injured and indisposed, but I could be wrong about that. Beyond that, first come, first served probably. After spending a night out on the open ocean, I doubt anyone much cared so long as they got off of a cold boat into the warm confines of the ship.
 

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