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

We found 37 people.

Name Age Class/Dept Ticket Joined Job Boat [Body]
18 1st Class Passenger 17757
£247 10s 6d
Cherbourg 4
Photograph of Madeleine Talmage Astor
46 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17757
£247 10s 6d
Cherbourg Personal Maid 4
Photograph of Rosalie Bidois
45 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17608
£262 7s 6d
Cherbourg Governess 4
36 1st Class Passenger 113760
£120
Southampton 4
Photograph of Lucile Carter
14 1st Class Passenger 113760
£120
Southampton 4
Photograph of Lucile Polk Carter
11 1st Class Passenger 113760
£120
Southampton 4
Photograph of William Thornton II Carter
47 1st Class Passenger 5734
£61 3s 6d
Southampton 4
Photograph of Carrie Constance Chaffee
36 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17608
£262 7s 6d
Cherbourg Personal Maid 4
Photograph of Victorine Chaudanson
26 1st Class Passenger 13508
£136 15s 7d
Cherbourg 4
Photograph of Virginia Estelle Clark
35 1st Class Passenger 17599
£71 5s 8d
Cherbourg 4
Photograph of Florence Briggs Cumings
38 Victualling Crew
Belfast 1st Class Bedroom Steward 4
33 Engineering Crew
Southampton Trimmer 4
Photograph of Thomas Patrick Dillon
39 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17757
£247 10s 6d
Cherbourg Nurse 4
Photograph of Caroline Louise Endres
54 1st Class Passenger 36947
£78 5s 4d
Cherbourg 4
Photograph of Elizabeth Mussey Eustis
42 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17421
£110 17s 8d
Cherbourg Personal Maid 4
Photograph of Margaret Fleming
35 1st Class Passenger
Servant
113503
£211 10s
Southampton Personal Maid 4
43 Deck Crew
Belfast Lamp Trimmer 4
Photograph of Samuel Ernest Hemming
17 1st Class Passenger 111361
£57 19s 7d
Cherbourg 4
Photograph of Gertrude Isabelle Hippach
44 1st Class Passenger 111361
£57 19s 7d
Cherbourg 4
Photograph of Ida Sophia Hippach
54 2nd Class Passenger 29105
£23
Southampton 4
Photograph of Eliza Hocking
20 2nd Class Passenger 29105
£23
Southampton 4
Photograph of Ellen  Hocking
48 Deck Crew
Southampton Able Seaman 4
Photograph of William McCarthy
37 Deck Crew
Belfast Quartermaster 4
Photograph of Walter John Perkis
29 Engineering Crew
Southampton Greaser 4
Photograph of Thomas Ranger
24 2nd Class Passenger 29106
£18 15s
Southampton 4
Photograph of Emily Richards
3 2nd Class Passenger 29106
£18 15s
Southampton 4
Photograph of William Rowe Richards
9m 2nd Class Passenger 29106
£18 15s
Southampton 4
Photograph of Sibley George Richards
13 1st Class Passenger 17608
£262 7s 6d
Cherbourg 4
Photograph of John Borie Ryerson
48 1st Class Passenger 17608
£262 7s 6d
Cherbourg 4
Photograph of Emily Maria Ryerson
18 1st Class Passenger 17608
£262 7s 6d
Cherbourg 4
Photograph of Emily Borie Ryerson
21 1st Class Passenger 17608
£262 7s 6d
Cherbourg 4
Photograph of Susan Parker  Ryerson
28 Engineering Crew
Southampton Greaser 4
30 1st Class Passenger
Servant
113798
£31
Southampton Personal Maid 4
52 1st Class Passenger 36947
£78 5s 4d
Cherbourg 4
39 1st Class Passenger 17421
£110 17s 8d
Cherbourg 4
Photograph of Marian Longstreth Thayer
32 Engineering Crew
Southampton Greaser 4
Photograph of Alfred White
50 1st Class Passenger 113503
£211 10s
Southampton 4
Photograph of Eleanor Widener

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