Titanic Lifeboat No. 3

Titanic lifeboat 3. The third boat to be lowered on the starboard side. Officer Murdoch had just lowered boats 7 and 5 and directed the lowering of No. 3. Passengers calmly entered the boat, men and women, and when no more were around, about ten stokers entered the boat which was then lowered away. Henry Sleeper Harper brought his small dog with him. Thomas Cardeza entered the boat with his valet, his mother and her maid. Later, it was rumoured that he had dressed up as a sailor to be rescued (untrue). Mrs. Cardeza was quoted as having seen Ismay choosing the lifeboat crew for the boat in which he, Ismay, escaped, and Mr. Cardeza allegedly was one of those. Again, untrue.

Boat 3 was lowered with about 40 people in it; Thomas Cardeza counted 38 heads, not including those on the floor, Mrs. Spedden thought there were 40, including 10 or 12 stokers, Wilfred Seward of the crew estimated 50, George Moore, who was in charge of the boat, said 32 and Elizabeth Shutes thought there were 36.

It seems likely that boat 3 was lowered with 36 - 38 people in it and it was possibly the fifth or sixth boat to reach the Carpathia.

Lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg

We found 37 people.

Name Age Class/Dept
42 Deck Crew
42 1st Class Passenger
H. Anderson
20 Engineering Crew
W. Binstead
41 1st Class Passenger
Servant
E. Burns
36 1st Class Passenger
T. Cardeza
58 1st Class Passenger
C. Cardeza
34 Engineering Crew
30 Engineering Crew
R. Couper
27 1st Class Passenger
R. Daniel
27 1st Class Passenger
O. Davidson
17 1st Class Passenger
V. Dick
31 1st Class Passenger
A. Dick
19 1st Class Passenger
M. Graham
58 1st Class Passenger
35 Engineering Crew
48 1st Class Passenger
49 1st Class Passenger
27 1st Class Passenger
Servant
45 1st Class Passenger
52 1st Class Passenger
C. Hays
35 1st Class Passenger
Servant
30 Engineering Crew
W. Lindsay
25 Engineering Crew
T. Mayzes
29 Engineering Crew
32 Deck Crew
G. Moore
33 1st Class Passenger
Servant
M. Perreault
47 1st Class Passenger
A. Saalfeld
25 Victualling Crew
W. Seward
40 1st Class Passenger
Servant
E. Shutes
56 1st Class Passenger
C. Simonius-Blumer
45 1st Class Passenger
F. Spedden
6 1st Class Passenger
R. Spedden
39 1st Class Passenger
M. Spedden
32 1st Class Passenger
M. Stähelin-Maeglin
41 Engineering Crew
37 1st Class Passenger
Servant
A. Ward
33 1st Class Passenger
Servant