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
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We found 36 people.

Name Age Class/Dept
42 Deck Crew
42 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Henry Anderson
20 Engineering Crew
Photograph of Walter William Binstead
41 1st Class Passenger
Servant
Photograph of Elizabeth Margaret Burns
36 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Thomas Drake Martinez Cardeza
58 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Charlotte Wardle Cardeza
34 Engineering Crew
30 Engineering Crew
Photograph of Robert Frederick William Couper
27 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Robert Williams Daniel
27 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Orian Davidson
31 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Albert Adrian Dick
17 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Vera Dick
58 1st Class Passenger
19 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Margaret Edith Graham
35 Engineering Crew
48 1st Class Passenger
49 1st Class Passenger
27 1st Class Passenger
Servant
45 1st Class Passenger
52 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Clara Jennings Hays
35 1st Class Passenger
Servant
25 Engineering Crew
Photograph of Thomas Jubilee Mayzes
29 Engineering Crew
Photograph of J. Moore
32 Deck Crew
Photograph of George Alfred Moore
33 1st Class Passenger
Servant
Photograph of Mary Anne Perreault
47 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Adolphe Saalfeld
25 Victualling Crew
Photograph of Wilfred Deable Seward
40 1st Class Passenger
Servant
Photograph of Elizabeth Weed Shutes
56 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Colonel (Oberst) Alfons Simonius-Blumer
39 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Margaretta Corning Spedden
6 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Robert Douglas Spedden
45 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Frederic Oakley Spedden
32 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Max Stähelin-Maeglin
41 Engineering Crew
37 1st Class Passenger
Servant
Photograph of Annie Moore Ward
33 1st Class Passenger
Servant

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