Titanic Lifeboat No. 12

Titanic lifeboat 12, probably the third boat lowered on the port side. It would seem likely that most of the passengers in this boat were second class ladies. It is a bit unclear whether Second Officer Lightoller was supervising the loading of this boat. Miss Dagmar Bryhl tried to get the officer/s to let her brother and fiancé come with her into the boat, but to no avail. ''She was taken to a boat where her brother and fiancé were absolutely prohibited from entering, even though there was plenty of room in it. Miss Bryhl said there were only six persons in the boat at the time for lowering, but that they picked up about 50 from the water. ''(Nordstjernan, April 30, 1912, p. 12).

Others were persuaded to enter it, and it finally held 28-30 people when lowered away. One young man jumped into it when it was lowered and there were two sailors in it, the rest were women. When they had been in the water for a while, they encountered boat 14 and other boats, and Fifth Officer Lowe distributed his passengers in order to go back to the wreckage to see if he could save anyone. No. 12 probably received ten or twelve additional survivors from No. 14 - also, two or three crew from boat D came into No. 12. This meant that No. 12 now had about 40-45 people in it. When they heard Lightoller's whistle, they immediately rowed off and, together with boat 4, rescued those on collapsible B. About 16 or so came into No. 12 and they reached the Carpathia, now under the command of Second Officer Lightoller, with about 60 people. It was the last boat to reach the rescue ship, after eight o'clock in the morning.

Lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg

We found 19 people.

Name Age Class/Dept Ticket Joined Job Boat [Body]
19 2nd Class Passenger 28404
£13
Southampton 12
20 2nd Class Passenger 236853
£26
Southampton 12
D. Bryhl
52 2nd Class Passenger 237789
£30
Southampton 12
25 2nd Class Passenger 237789
£30
Southampton 12
33 Deck Crew
Southampton Able Seaman 12
F. Clench
18 3rd Class Passenger 3540
£8 1s
Southampton Printer / Compositor 12
16 3rd Class Passenger 371362
£16 2s
Southampton Shop Assistant 12
L. Cribb
27 2nd Class Passenger 2149
£13 17s 2d
Cherbourg 12
30 2nd Class Passenger 2148
£13 17s 2d
Cherbourg 12
39 2nd Class Passenger 243880
£13
Southampton 12
24 2nd Class Passenger 243847
£27
Southampton 12
24 2nd Class Passenger 244367
£26
Southampton 12
17 2nd Class Passenger 1748
£12
Cherbourg 12
B. Lehmann
59 2nd Class Passenger 230433
£26
Southampton 12
21 2nd Class Passenger 2
£21
Southampton 12
A. Phillips
27 Deck Crew
Southampton Able Seaman 12
J. Poingdestre
22 2nd Class Passenger 31026
£10 10s
Southampton 12
25 2nd Class Passenger 230433
£26
Southampton 12
I. Shelley
38 2nd Class Passenger 27267
£13
Southampton 12