Encyclopedia Titanica

How Maj. Peuchen Escaped.

The Toronto World

    Hide Ads

Second Officer Lightholder (sic), who had charge of the lifeboats:

"In the fourth lifeboat I was running short of seamen. I put two seamen in and one of them jumped out. That was the first boat I had to put a man passenger in. He was standing near by and said he would go if I needed him.

"I said: 'Are you a sailor?' and he replied that he was a yachtsman. Then I told him that if he was a sailor to get over the bulwarks to the lifeboat--to go ahead. He did, and proved himself afterwards to be a very brave man."

"Who was he? Did you know him?"

"I didn't know him then, but afterward I looked him up. He was Major Peuchen of Toronto."

"Had you ever seen him before?"

"Never."

Related Places

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Contribute

 Upload Media   Contact Us

Find Related Items

Lifeboat Seamen Courage Yachtsman Cowardice Recognition

Citation

Encyclopedia Titanica (2006) How Maj. Peuchen Escaped. (The Toronto World, Saturday 20th April 1912, ref: #5029, published 3 November 2006, generated 18th May 2022 10:50:34 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/how-maj-peuchen-escaped.html