Titanic Lifeboat No. 9

Titanic lifeboat 9. The fifth boat to be lowered from the starboard side. Purser McElroy and First Officer Murdoch seem to have supervised the loading of this boat together. Boats 1, 3, 5 and 7 held only passengers from first class besides the crew. In boat 9, the situation changed. Mrs Futrelle had been separated from her husband a bit earlier on in the night and had ended up near No. 9 into which she stepped. She believed there were about 30 people in it, including 17 crewmen; she thought they were stewards and cooks. Mrs. Aubert and her maid also entered the boat and apparently, Mrs. Aubert was in somewhat of a state during the whole rescue operation. Some ladies from second class were assisted into the boat by the six or so stewards that Purser McElroy had ordered into the boat to help passengers. When no more ladies were to be found in the vicinity, some men passengers were let in. Edward Beane had helped his wife into the ''ninth boat,'' and seeing there was room, he joined her in the boat; in a long interview in the Syracuse Herald, he said the boat was only half-filled and that he had had to jump into the sea and swim for a long time to reach it. Yet, this was not so, since boat 9 picked up nobody from the sea. He and a few other gentlemen simply entered the boat from the deck. In all, there seem to have been 35-40 people in it; twelve ladies, six or seven men passengers as well as perhaps 18 male crew members.

Lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg

We found 38 people.

Name Age Class/Dept Ticket Joined Job Boat [Body]
24 1st Class Passenger 17477
£69 6s
Cherbourg Singer 9
L. Aubart
28 Victualling Crew
Southampton Saloon Steward 9
A. Baggott
37 1st Class Passenger 111427
£26 11s
Southampton 9
G. Brereton
36 2nd Class Passenger 27849
£13
Southampton 9
K. Buss
32 Victualling Crew
Southampton Boots steward, 2nd class 9
J. Chapman
25 2nd Class Passenger 28034
£10 10s
Southampton 9
S. Collett
31 Deck Crew
Belfast Boatswain Mate 9
A. Haines
40 Victualling Crew
Southampton Saloon Steward (1st class) 9
50 2nd Class Passenger 220845
£65
Southampton 9
J. Herman
24 2nd Class Passenger 220845
£65
Southampton 9
K. Herman
24 2nd Class Passenger 220845
£65
Southampton 9
A. Herman
40 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman 9
49 2nd Class Passenger 223596
£13 10s
Southampton 9
50 1st Class Passenger 17592
£39 8s
Cherbourg 9
E. Lines
16 1st Class Passenger 17592
£39 8s
Cherbourg 9
M. Lines
39 3rd Class Passenger 3101289
£7 18s 6d
Southampton 9
41 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman 9
27 2nd Class Passenger 2146
£13 17s 3d
Cherbourg Chauffeur 9
29 2nd Class Passenger 2147
£13 17s 2d
Cherbourg 9
26 Deck Crew
Southampton Able Seaman 9
W. Peters
33 3rd Class Passenger 392078
£8 1s
Southampton Leather Worker 9
32 2nd Class Passenger 234604
£13
Southampton 9
29 2nd Class Passenger 230434
£13
Southampton 9
45 1st Class Passenger 111428
£26 11s
Southampton Stockbroker 9
C. Romaine
24 1st Class Passenger
Servant
17477
£69 6s
Cherbourg Personal Maid 9
E. Sägesser
49 2nd Class Passenger 31418
£13
Southampton 9
30 3rd Class Passenger 3101288
£7 18s 6d
Southampton 9
25 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman 9
T. Street
25 Engineering Crew
Southampton Fireman 9
G. Thresher
50 2nd Class Passenger 13531
£10 10s
Southampton Servant 9
27 2nd Class Passenger 240929
£12 13s
Southampton 9
37 Victualling Crew
Southampton Saloon Steward 9
12 2nd Class Passenger 33595
£15 15s
Southampton 9
40 2nd Class Passenger 33595
£15 15s
Southampton 9
31 2nd Class Passenger 244270
£13
Southampton Factory Foreman 9
26 2nd Class Passenger 220844
£13 10s
Southampton 9
41 Deck Crew
Belfast Quartermaster 9
W. Wynn
40 Victualling Crew
Southampton First class saloon steward 9