Titanic Lifeboat No. 6

Titanic lifeboat 6. The second boat lowered on the port side (even though No. 4 had been lowered to deck A before this, so it would seem to those in the boat that they were the second to go). Not many people seemed willing to step into the lifeboats at this stage and only women were allowed in, the men having to stay behind. Some ladies were, however, persuaded to enter; Mrs. Rothschild (who very likely carried a small dog with her into the boat), Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Chibnall and her daughter, Miss Bowerman and others stepped in, finally. Mrs. Margaret Brown stated she was more or less thrown into it when it was about to be lowered away. Major Peuchen, who was allowed in because there were too few sailors around, said there were 20 women in it when they rowed away. Quartermaster Robert Hichens was put in charge and he seemed slightly terrified. Some ladies in the boat accused him of being a coward and/or drunk and there seems to have been some tension in the boat when rowing away. One young man was found in the boat and some believed him to be a stowaway, others claimed the Captain had ordered him in. In all, there were probably a maximum of 24 people in the boat when lowered away. Later in the night, they encountered boat 16 and took a fireman from that boat to help with the rowing.

Lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg

We found 24 people.

Name Age Class/Dept Ticket Joined Job Boat [Body]
25 3rd Class Passenger 2620
£7 4s 6d
Cherbourg General Labourer 6
F. al Za innī
27 1st Class Passenger
Servant
19877
£78 17s
Southampton Personal Maid 6
50 1st Class Passenger 17558
£247 10s 5d
Cherbourg 6
H. Baxter
22 1st Class Passenger 113505
£55
Southampton 6
E. Bowerman
31 Restaurant Staff
Southampton Cashier 6
44 1st Class Passenger 17610
£27 14s 5d
Cherbourg Socialite 6
M. Brown
52 1st Class Passenger 17606
£27 8s 11d
Cherbourg Writer 6
H. Candee
25 1st Class Passenger 19877
£78 17s
Southampton 6
J. Cavendish
48 1st Class Passenger 113505
£55
Southampton Of Independent Means 6
27 1st Class Passenger 17558
£247 10s 5d
Cherbourg 6
M. Douglas
24 Deck Crew
Belfast Lookout 6
F. Fleet
29 Deck Crew
Southampton Quartermaster 6
R. Hichens
39 1st Class Passenger
Servant
113572
£80
Southampton Personal Maid 6
R. Icard
55 1st Class Passenger 112377
£27 14s 5d
Cherbourg 6
59 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17569
£146 10s 5d
Cherbourg Personal Maid 6
E. Lurette
24 1st Class Passenger 17482
£49 10s 1d
Cherbourg Singer 6
B. Mayné
25 1st Class Passenger 17604
£82 3s 5d
Cherbourg 6
L. Meyer
23 1st Class Passenger 35273
£113 5s 6d
Cherbourg 6
M. Newell
31 1st Class Passenger 35273
£113 5s 6d
Cherbourg 6
M. Newell
52 1st Class Passenger 113786
£30 10s
Southampton 6
A. Peuchen
54 1st Class Passenger 17603
£59 8s
Cherbourg 6
E. Rothschild
18 1st Class Passenger 13695
£60
Cherbourg 6
M. Smith
48 1st Class Passenger 17569
£146 10s 5d
Cherbourg 6
61 1st Class Passenger 113572
£80
Southampton 6
M. Stone