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

We found 40 people.

Name Age Class/Dept Ticket Joined Job Boat [Body]
40 2nd Class Passenger 29750
£39
Southampton   14 
15 2nd Class Passenger 29750
£39
Southampton Scholar   14 
35 2nd Class Passenger 13528
£21
Southampton Personal Maid   14 
28 2nd Class Passenger 2003
£27
Southampton   14 
30 2nd Class Passenger 31921
£26 5s
Southampton   14 
8 2nd Class Passenger 31921
£26 5s
Southampton   14 
64 1st Class Passenger 17756
£83 3s 2d
Cherbourg   14 
39 1st Class Passenger 17756
£83 3s 2d
Cherbourg   14 
22 2nd Class Passenger 14266
£10 10s
Southampton   14 
30 Victualling Crew
Southampton Saloon Steward   14 
48 2nd Class Passenger 33112
£36 15s
Southampton   14 
8 2nd Class Passenger 33112
£36 15s
Southampton   14 
39 Deck Crew
Southampton Window Cleaner   14 
48 2nd Class Passenger 13529
£26 5s
Southampton   14 
7 2nd Class Passenger 13529
£26 5s
Southampton   14 
43 1st Class Passenger 17600
£30 13s 11d
Cherbourg Businessman   14 
32 3rd Class Passenger 1601
£56 9s 11d
Southampton Seaman   14 
22 2nd Class Passenger 2123
£41 11s 7d
Cherbourg   14 
1 2nd Class Passenger 2123
£41 11s 7d
Cherbourg   14 
3 2nd Class Passenger 2123
£41 11s 7d
Cherbourg   14 
39 2nd Class Passenger 34260
£10 10s
Southampton   14 
29 Deck Crew
Titanic Officers

Belfast 5th. Officer   14 
42 2nd Class Passenger 250644
£19 10s
Southampton Servant   14 
13 2nd Class Passenger 250644
£19 10s
Southampton   14 
37 1st Class Passenger 19928
£90
Queenstown   14 
33 1st Class Passenger 19928
£90
Queenstown   14 
29 3rd Class Passenger 392096
£12 9s 6d
Southampton Tailor   14 
7 3rd Class Passenger 392096
£12 9s 6d
Southampton   14 
28 Victualling Crew
Belfast Bathroom Steward (1st Class)   14 
23 Victualling Crew
Belfast Saloon Steward (2nd class)   14 
30 2nd Class Passenger 34644
£12 14s 9d
Cherbourg   14 
20 Victualling Crew
Southampton 3rd Class Steward   14 
24 3rd Class Passenger 383162
£7 15s
Queenstown General Labourer   14 
33 Deck Crew
Southampton Able Seaman   14 
16 3rd Class Passenger 2625
£8 10s 4d
Cherbourg   14 
36 2nd Class Passenger 13528
£21
Southampton Cook   14 
29 2nd Class Passenger 29103
£23
Southampton   14 
4 2nd Class Passenger 29103
£23
Southampton   14 
2 2nd Class Passenger 29103
£23
Southampton   14 
23 2nd Class Passenger 244373
£13
Southampton Sportsman   14