Miss Elizabeth Allen of St. Louis was one of the first women passengers to leave the Carpathia. She was accompanied by Mrs Edward Roberts and Miss E A Mardell, also of St Louis. The three women appeared to be cool. Miss Allen who is a young woman of about 25 said she was awake at the time the crash came.
"The first crash" said Miss Allen, "came at 11.40 P.M. I am sure of the time. Although there was plenty of excitement there was no panic aboard that I saw. The men and the officers behaved admirably. All the lights went out. I was in a lifeboat in the water for several hours." A number of friends on the pier hurried the three women away.