Encyclopedia Titanica


H.B. Stephenson Account

Toronto Daily Star

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H. B. Stephenson, one of the Survivors, who, it was said, is attached to the Swedish legation at Washington, made the following statement:

"At the time of the collision a Mr. Woolner and myself were seated in the cafe. There was only a slight jar, and we thought nothing of it until we heard the excitement on dock. There was an order issued for all women to come on deck.- Woolner and myself went two decks down and saw water rushing in there. A Iifeboat was lowered with several women and children from the steerage, and as it passed where I was I jumped in. I grabbed an oar and assisted the two men in the boat to row 'away from the steamer. We wore about 200 yards away when the Titanic went down, There was hardly  any suction.We were picked up about five hours later suffering from the cold."

Mrs. George D. Wick and daughter. Natalia, of Youngstown, O.. and the Misses Bonnnell went to an uptown hotel. The four women wore raincoats and were heavily veiled. The husband of Mrs. Wick was lost.


Michael Poirier, USA


Encyclopedia Titanica (2005) JUMPED INTO LIFEBOAT (Toronto Daily Star, Friday 19th April 1912, ref: #4569, published 11 May 2005, generated 22nd October 2021 05:11:51 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/jumped-into-lifeboat.html