HAD SIXTEEN LIFEBOATS

The Evening Telegram

ON STEAMER TITANIC

Each Boat Would Accommodate Fifty People---Equipped with All Modern Improvements.

Speaking about the lifeboat equipment of the Titanic, Mr. H. G. Thorley, the Toronto agent of the White Star Line, said the steamer had eight boats of the most modern character, arranged on each side, which would give her sixteen in all.

"How many people would they accommodate?"

"I understand that in such a case of emergency, each boat would carry about fifty; so that the sixteen lifeboats would accommodate 800."

Acknowledgements

Jason D. Tiller

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