Titanic Lifeboat No. 11

Titanic lifeboat 11. The sixth boat lowered on the starboard side. No. 11 was lowered to the A deck and several stewards were ordered into it to assist the passengers over the railing into the boat. Steward Wheelton reported having guided about 40 women to the A deck and into No. 11. Miss Edith Rosenbaum entered the boat, carrying with her a toy, a small pig playing music. Another passenger mistook this and would later claim, rather upset, that a woman in the boat had a pig with her. Mrs. Schabert got into the boat and discovered there was space for her brother, Philipp Mock, as well. Several second class passengers entered it; Mrs. Becker and her two youngest children among them. Ruth Becker, the oldest, however, was told the boat was full and swiftly went to the next boat, i. e. No. 13, into which she got without any problem. Mrs. West and her two daughters found seats in the boat and Mrs. West would later claim that the boat was lowered at dangerous angles and she noticed that a baby was thrown in at the last moment, without its mother (as reported by others in the boat as well).

When they reached the water, it was discovered that there was no lamp in it and a sailor lighted a piece of rope to use as a light/signal. The boat was heavily loaded. It was reported to have held from 58 to nearly 80 people. The first claim is probably rather close to the truth; there were probably about ten children in the boat, about 30 ladies (including possibly nine stewardesses), three men passengers and some 16 or 18 male crew; close to 60 people. It is believed that No. 11 was about the sixth or eighth boat to reach the Carpathia.

Lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg

We found 45 people.

Name Age Class/Dept Ticket Joined Job Boat [Body]
10m 3rd Class Passenger 392091
£9 7s
Southampton   11 
11m 1st Class Passenger 113781
£151 16s
Southampton   11 
36 2nd Class Passenger 226875
£26
Southampton   11 
35 2nd Class Passenger 230136
£39
Southampton   11 
4 2nd Class Passenger 230136
£39
Southampton   11 
1 2nd Class Passenger 230136
£39
Southampton   11 
43 Deck Crew
Southampton Able Seaman   11 
18 2nd Class Passenger
Servant
248733
£13
Southampton Cook (Personal)   11 
33 Victualling Crew
Southampton Turkish Bath Stewardess   11 
22 1st Class Passenger
Servant
113781
£151 16s
Southampton Nursemaid   11 
49 Victualling Crew
Belfast 1st Class Bedroom Steward   11 
30 3rd Class Passenger 345774
£9 10s
Southampton   11 
24 2nd Class Passenger 2167
£27 14s 5d
Cherbourg   11 
37 Victualling Crew
Belfast 1st Class Bedroom Steward   11 
36 Victualling Crew
Southampton Second Class Steward   11 
45 3rd Class Passenger 350026
£14 2s 2d
Southampton   11 
21 Victualling Crew
Southampton Kitchen Porter   11 
6 2nd Class Passenger 248727
£33
Southampton   11 
53 Deck Crew
Southampton Quartermaster   11 
19 Victualling Crew
Southampton Steward (3rd Class)   11 
23 2nd Class Passenger 541
£13 15s 10d
Cherbourg   11 
40 Victualling Crew
Southampton Stewardess   11 
31 2nd Class Passenger 248727
£33
Southampton   11 
39 Victualling Crew
Southampton Stewardess   11 
30 Victualling Crew
Belfast Saloon Steward   11 
23 Victualling Crew
Belfast Saloon Steward (1st class)   11 
30 1st Class Passenger 13236
£57 15s
Cherbourg   11 
29 2nd Class Passenger 29395
£10 10s
Southampton   11 
19 2nd Class Passenger 250655
£26
Southampton   11 
36 Victualling Crew
Southampton Stewardess   11 
33 2nd Class Passenger 26360
£26
Southampton   11 
8 2nd Class Passenger 26360
£26
Southampton   11 
2 2nd Class Passenger 26360
£26
Southampton   11 
41 Victualling Crew
Southampton Stewardess   11 
33 1st Class Passenger 17613
£27 14s 5d
Cherbourg Journalist   11 
21 3rd Class Passenger 345768
£9 10s
Southampton   11 
23 Victualling Crew
Southampton Steward   11 
35 1st Class Passenger 13236
£57 15s
Cherbourg   11 
29 3rd Class Passenger 345779
£9 10s
Southampton   11 
39 1st Class Passenger 13507
£55 18s
Cherbourg   11 
20 2nd Class Passenger 33112
£36 15s
Southampton   11 
47 Victualling Crew
Southampton Stewardess   11 
27 Victualling Crew
Southampton Assistant Saloon Steward   11 
30 Victualling Crew
Belfast Assistant Second Steward   11 
29 Victualling Crew
Belfast Saloon Steward (1st class)   11