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Tells of Ismay's Escape

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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Carpathia Passenger Saw White Star manager Land From Lifeboat.

John R. Joyce, a banker of Carlsbad, N. M., a passenger on the Carpathia said:

“When the Carpathia reached the scene of the wreck, we saw eighteen boats and one raft on the water. The Carpathia picked them all up. Four persons on the raft were dead. They were buried at sea on our way back to New York. A survivor told me that some of the Titanic’s passengers jumped for the lifeboats, missed them and were immediately drowned. I heard nothing of Major Butt.”

“How did Mr. Ismay get out?” Mr. Joyce was asked.

In reply, Mr. Joyce said:

“Well, he got into a lifeboat. On the Carpathia he went to a stateroom without saying a word. There was some criticism regarding him on board the boat, but he was not criticised severely. Survivors said that everybody could have been saved if there had been enough lifeboats.”

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RESCUED; DEMANDED A BATH.

A passenger who was picked up in a drowning condition caused grim amusement on the Carpathia by demanding a bath as soon as the doctors were through with him.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2013) Tells of Ismay's Escape (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Friday 19th April 1912, ref: #19604, published 10 October 2013, generated 2nd December 2022 08:42:59 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/tells-of-ismays-escape.html