Which is your favourite lifeboat

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João Carlos Pereira Martins

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I know that some lifeboats are more famous than others, not just by the passengers they carried but by their crew's actions during the sinking night. Personally, I prefer the starboard boats, specially No3 and No7, not only because both of them were launched in the early hours of the night but also by the passengers on them, like the Cardezas, Alfred Nourney and some young couples like the Bishops. My preferences are also influenced by the fact that Murdoch launched these boats and he is my favourite officer.I would like to hear the opinians of other members about this issue.
 
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If I were a passenger, I would answer as Michael S. did, and when I was safely on Carpathia,I would tear a piece out of that boat as a talisman.

If I snapped up a Titanic book, I would look for references to Boat 6. Fleet, Peuchen, Molly Brown and Hitchens. Who complained? Who kept still? What was said? What was heard? There must've been stuff for a story.
 

Mick Molloy

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Does anyone know how many people got into more than one lifeboat, and were saved? Delia McDermott for instance was in a lifeboat, noted she had forgotten her hat and went back to retrieve it. She then got into Lifeboat 13.

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João Carlos Pereira Martins

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Miss Kornelia Andrews, a first class lady, reported that she tried to enter in Lifeboat 6 and Lifeboat 8 but both of them didn't have room for her (it's ridiculous because these boats were launched half-full). She finally entered Lifeboat 10. I'll try to find more useful information for you, Mick.

João
 
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João Carlos Pereira Martins

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I think I've found something!Mrs. Anna Lahtinen got into a lifeboat but then declined and prefer to stay with her husband.However, Miss Silvén, a friend of the couple, entered another lifeboat and Mr. Lahtinen tried to convince his wife and she entered with many doubts. But later she returned to her husband and both died.

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João
 

Brian Ahern

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It's true that the Andrews party reported trying to get into earlier boats that were full. The Minahans reported something similar. I would hesitate to take this at face value, however.

It's been reported that Miss Funk got out of a lifeboat to give her seat to another lady, and also that Stella Sage entered one at one point. I don't know if these things are true.

Constance Willard, according to Walter Lord, refused to enter lifeboat 8 but then got into 4.
 
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João Carlos Pereira Martins

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Brian, Constance Williard refused to get in lifeboat 8 but then she reconsidered and accepted to get in. She was saved in lifeboat 8, not 4.

Best regards, João
 
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João Carlos Pereira Martins

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Sorry Brian, I've just realized I was wrong. Constance Willard refused enter lifeboat 8 but few minutes later a crewmen forced her to board lifeboat 10.

Best regards, João.
 
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They're not original choices by any means, but Six and collapsible B would have to be my favorites (A to a lesser extent as well.) They're just so damn extra interesting even with all else that went on that night.
 
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João Carlos Pereira Martins

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Collapsible B, Lucy? In my opinion, you wouldn't like to be several hours in an overturned crowed boat, struggling to live near the icy waters, hearing 2nd officer Lightoller giving orders to maintain the stability.

Best regards, João.
 
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I would like to know more about Lifeboat #5. I have read the official accounts and several online tales that, based on knowledge from the family of survivors or even later photos of the survivors, are likely not able to be true or do not take into account the physically precarious setting or perhaps the emotionally charged perceptions of those present. I have come to doubt their veracity. I believe it was one of the first three lowered.
 
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João Carlos Pereira Martins

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Actually, Baynon, Lifeboat 5 leave almost immediately after Lifeboat 7, at 0.55, from the starboard side. It had 3rd officer Pitman in charge.

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João Carlos Pereira Martins

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If you were in lifeboat 14 you would be very careful to stay away from Lowe when he shoted his firearm, wouldn't you?

Regards, João
 
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"If you were in lifeboat 14 you would be very careful to stay away from Lowe when he shoted his firearm, wouldn't you?"- definatley
 
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>If you were in lifeboat 14 you would be very careful to stay away from Lowe when he shoted his firearm<

Didn't he only shot the gun when he was loading the boats to keep away the crowds of men trying to get in?

As for which lifeboat I want to be in, I think I'd pick a lifeboat with a good view of what happened in the final moments of the sinking. If push came to shove then I'd pick Collapsible 'B' even though I'd have Lightoller yelling at me constantly, because I tend to slack a bit when it comes to following orders '-)

Carla
 

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