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 Ticket Joined Job Boat [Body]
42 1st Class Passenger 19952
£26 11s
Southampton Stockbroker 3
H. Anderson
42 Deck Crew
Southampton Able Seaman 3
20 Engineering Crew
Southampton Trimmer 3
W. Binstead
41 1st Class Passenger
Servant
16966
£134 10s
Cherbourg Nursemaid 3
E. Burns
36 1st Class Passenger 17755
£512 6s 7d
Cherbourg Gentleman 3
T. Cardeza
58 1st Class Passenger 17755
£512 6s 7d
Cherbourg 3
C. Cardeza
34 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman 3
30 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman 3
R. Couper
27 1st Class Passenger 113804
£30 10s
Southampton 3
R. Daniel
27 1st Class Passenger 12750
£52
Cherbourg 3
O. Davidson
17 1st Class Passenger 17474
£57
Southampton 3
V. Dick
31 1st Class Passenger 17474
£57
Southampton 3
A. Dick
19 1st Class Passenger 17582
£153 9s 3d
Southampton 3
M. Graham
58 1st Class Passenger 17582
£153 9s 3d
Southampton 3
35 Engineering Crew
Belfast Fireman 3
49 1st Class Passenger 17572
£76 14s 7d
Cherbourg 3
48 1st Class Passenger 17572
£76 14s 7d
Cherbourg Of Independent Means 3
27 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17572
£76 14s 7d
Cherbourg Servant 3
45 1st Class Passenger 16988
£30
Southampton Sales Manager 3
52 1st Class Passenger 12749
£93 10s
Southampton 3
C. Hays
35 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17755
£512 6s 7d
Cherbourg Servant 3
30 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman 3
W. Lindsay
25 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman 3
T. Mayzes
29 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman 3
32 Deck Crew
Southampton Able Seaman 3
G. Moore
33 1st Class Passenger
Servant
12749
£93 10s
Southampton Personal Maid 3
M. Perreault
47 1st Class Passenger 19988
£30 10s
Southampton Businessman 3
A. Saalfeld
25 Victualling Crew
Southampton Chief Pantry Steward (2nd Class) 3
W. Seward
40 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17582
£153 9s 3d
Southampton Governess 3
E. Shutes
56 1st Class Passenger 13213
£35 10s
Southampton Banker 3
C. Simonius-Blumer
6 1st Class Passenger 16966
£134 10s
Cherbourg 3
R. Spedden
39 1st Class Passenger 16966
£134 10s
Cherbourg 3
M. Spedden
45 1st Class Passenger 16966
£134 10s
Cherbourg 3
F. Spedden
32 1st Class Passenger 13214
£30 10s
Southampton Lawyer 3
M. Stähelin-Maeglin
41 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman 3
37 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17755
£512 6s 7d
Cherbourg Personal Maid 3
A. Ward
31 1st Class Passenger
Servant
16966
£134 10s
Cherbourg Personal Maid 3