Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'

Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'

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Excerpt: ... the lifeboats, and the stewards and firemen were unaccustomed to work the collapsible boats. Work appears to have been going on in connection with these two boats at the time that the ship sank. The boats seem to have floated from the deck and to have served in the water as rafts. The following table shows the numbers of the male crew, male passengers, and women and children who, according to the evidence, left the ship in each boat. In three or four instances the numbers of women and children are only arrived at by subtracting the numbers of crew and male passengers from the total said to be in the boat (these are in italics). In each case the lowest figures given are taken: Star- board side boat. No. Men of crew. Men passen- gers. Women and children. Total. Port side boat No. Men of crew. Men passen- gers. Women and children. Total 7 3 4 20 27 6 2 2 24 28 5 5 6 30 41 8 4 35 39 3 15 10 25 50 10 5 50 55 1 7 3 2 12 2 4 1 21 26 9 8 6 42 56 12 2 40 42 11 9 1 60 70 14 8 53 63 13 5 59 64 16 6 50 56 15 13 4 53 70 4 4 36 40 C 5 2 64 71 D 2 2 40 44 A 1 B 1 Total 70 36 355 461 37 7 349 393 General total: Men of crew107 Men passengers43 Women and children 704 This shows in all 107 men of the crew, 43 male passengers, and 704 women and children, or a total of 854 in 18 boats. In addition, about 60 persons, two of whom were women, were said to have been transferred, subsequently, from A and B collapsible boats to other boats, or rescued from the water, making a total of 914 who escaped with their lives. It is obvious that these figures are quite unreliable, for only 712 were in fact saved by the Carpathia, the steamer which came to the rescue at about 4 a. m., and all the boats were accounted for. Another remarkable discrepancy is that, of the 712 saved, 189 were in fact men of the crew, 129 were male passengers, and 394 were women and children. In other words, the real proportion of women to men saved was much less than the proportion appearing in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236721578
  • 9781236721570