Titanic Lifeboat No. 4

Titanic lifeboat 4. The eighth boat to be lowered from the port side. The boat had been lowered from the boat deck to A deck and there was some trouble before passengers could start entering it. Some of the socially most well-known ladies were gathered around the boat; the Astors, the Carters, the Wideners and the Thayers. When John Jacob Astor asked whether he might join his wife in the boat, seeing as she was in a ''delicate condition,'' he was stopped from doing so. Women and children only. When John Ryerson, age 13, was about to enter it, an officer is said to have tried to stop him, as he was old enough to stay with the men. He was let in, in the end. Eventually, about 30 passengers, mainly ladies from first class, but also some from second class, including Mrs. Richards with two small sons and also her mother, were in it. Quartermaster Walter Perkis was put in charge and there were two other seamen with him. When lowered away, at least one more crewman came down the falls and while they were trying to get away from the sinking ship, rather close to the end, eight crewmembers were plucked from the sea; Alfred White, Thomas Dillon, Frederick Scott, Samuel Hemming, Frank Prentice, Andrew Cunningham, William Lyons and Sidney Siebert; the two last ones so overcome with cold that they died in the boat shortly after having been hauld aboard. With now some 40 or 42 people on board, they received another five or six from boat 14, to which they had been attached. When 14 left them, they went, together with boat 12, to rescue those on boat B and received another 6 or 8 people from that boat and reached the Carpathia late, with perhaps 55 living survivors on board.

Lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg
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We found 38 people.

Name Age Class/Dept
18 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Madeleine Talmage Astor
46 1st Class Passenger
Servant
Photograph of Rosalie Bidois
45 1st Class Passenger
Servant
11 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of William Thornton II Carter
36 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Lucile Carter
14 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Lucile Polk Carter
47 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Carrie Constance Chaffee
36 1st Class Passenger
Servant
Photograph of Victorine Chaudanson
26 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Virginia Estelle Clark
35 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Florence Briggs Cumings
38 Victualling Crew
Photograph of Andrew Orr Cunningham
33 Engineering Crew
Photograph of Thomas Patrick Dillon
39 1st Class Passenger
Servant
Photograph of Caroline Louise Endres
54 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Elizabeth Mussey Eustis
42 1st Class Passenger
Servant
Photograph of Margaret Fleming
35 1st Class Passenger
Servant
43 Deck Crew
Photograph of Samuel Ernest Hemming
17 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Gertrude Isabelle Hippach
44 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Ida Sophia Hippach
54 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Eliza Hocking
20 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Ellen  Hocking
48 Deck Crew
Photograph of William McCarthy
37 Deck Crew
Photograph of Walter John Perkis
23 Victualling Crew
Photograph of Frank Winnold Prentice
29 Engineering Crew
Photograph of Thomas Ranger
9m 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Sibley George Richards
24 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of Emily Richards
3 2nd Class Passenger
Photograph of William Rowe Richards
21 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Susan Parker  Ryerson
48 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Emily Maria Ryerson
13 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of John Borie Ryerson
18 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Emily Borie Ryerson
28 Engineering Crew
30 1st Class Passenger
Servant
52 1st Class Passenger
39 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Marian Longstreth Thayer
32 Engineering Crew
Photograph of Alfred White
50 1st Class Passenger
Photograph of Eleanor Widener

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