Titanic Lifeboat No. 14

Titanic lifeboat 14. The fourth/fifth/sixth boat to be lowered from the port side. Fifth Officer Lowe took charge of the boat. About 30-32 passengers were in it and there were ten or eleven crewmen and two stewardesses; probably no more than 45 in total when lowered. Lowe thought that the crowd began to be unruly and men threatened to jump into it, so as a matter of precaution, he fired a few times in the air with his gun when the boat was lowered away. Nobody was hit. People heard the shootings, however, and it may turn out that those who heard it thought that people were shot and killed. One young man had tried to enter the boat and been thrown out and either him or another man was threatened by officer Lowe, at gunpoint. When No. 14 was near the water, there was some sort of trouble and they let the boat drop three or four feet, which apparently led to the boat springing a leak and water started pouring into it, and some ladies had to take care of that problem. Later in the night, they encountered boats 4, 10, 12 and D and officer Lowe decided to distribute his passengers among the others boats, wanting to go back to the wreckage to see if he could save people in the water. It is believed that eight or ten crew remained, as well as second class passenger Charles Williams, whom Lowe took for rowing before the boat was lowered away (Williams would later claim that he had been swimming around in the water, yet officer Lowe's testimony proves that Williams entered the boat from the deck). Rowing into the area, No. 14 encountered few left alive: First class passenger William Hoyt was hauled in but died, a Chinese third class passenger was rescued as well as steward Harold Phillimore. There may have been a fourth person rescued, even though some in the crew thought there were three saved and one died and another crewman said they found four, but two died. After having rescued these people, they spotted waterfilled collapsible boat A and took the few people from it into boat 14. There were perhaps a dozen people on boat A. No. 14 reached the Carpathia, after 7 o'clock in the morning, with perhaps 28 or so people on board.

Lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg
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We found 39 people.

Name Age Class/Dept
15 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Edith Eileen Brown
39 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Elizabeth Catherine Brown
35 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Clear Annie Cameron
28 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Ada Maria Clarke
30 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Charlotte Caroline Collyer
8 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Marjorie Lottie Collyer
39 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Sara Rebecca Compton
64 1st Class Passenger
22 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Selena Cook
30 Victualling Crew
8 2nd Class Passenger
48 2nd Class Passenger
39 Deck Crew
Photograph of William Harder
7 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Eva Miriam Hart
48 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Emily Esther Louisa Hart
32 3rd Class Passenger
3 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Simonne Marie Anne Andrée Laroche
22 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Juliette Marie Louise Laroche
1 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Louise Laroche
39 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Amelia  Lemore
29 Deck Crew
Titanic Officers
Photograph of Harold Godfrey Lowe
42 2nd Class Passenger
13 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Violet Madeline Mellinger
33 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Ida Daisy Minahan
37 1st Class Passenger
29 3rd Class Passenger
Photograph of Beila Moor
7 3rd Class Passenger
Photograph of Meier Moor
28 Victualling Crew
23 Victualling Crew
Photograph of Harold Charles William Phillimore
30 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Emilio Ilario Giuseppe Portaluppi
20 Victualling Crew
Photograph of Alfred Pugh
24 3rd Class Passenger
Photograph of Edward Ryan
33 Deck Crew
Photograph of Joseph George Scarrott
16 3rd Class Passenger
Photograph of Thamīn Tannūs
36 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Ellen 'Nellie' Wallcroft
4 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Joan Wells
2 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Ralph Lester Wells
29 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Addie Dart Wells
23 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Charles Eugene Williams

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