Collapsible A was one of the four collapsible boats of the RMS Titanic that was placed starboard and had a maximum capacity of 47. The boat was never launched, when the crew tried to fasten it to the davits the Boat Deck started to flood and the boat drifted off the Titanic. Many people tried to climb on it to get out of the icy water, but only 13 of 17-20 people who climbed in it survived the night.
After boat C had been lowered from the starboard side, the crew tried to fasten boat A to the davits when it was washed off Titanic at 2:17 am. The boat was washed over the side of the ship and in the chaos, the canvas sides had not been put up, so it was soon awash with icy seawater, half-submerged and dangerously overloaded. around 17 to 20 people started climbing into it from the water, but only 13 of them survived the night.
Several people including first class passenger Thomson Beattie, the third class passengers Arthur O'Keefe, Edvard Lindell and Gerda Lindell and a couple of firemen died of hypothermia or fell back into the sea.
The boat was recovered a month later by the Oceanic, another White Star Line ship.
- Rhoda Mary Abbott
- Olaus Abelseth
- Edward Brown
- Carl Olof Jansson
- Oscar Wilhelm Johansson
- William Lucas
- William McIntyre
- William John Mellors
- George Rheims
- John Thompson
- Augustus Henry Weikman
- August Wennerström
- Richard Norris Williams
- Thomson Beattie (passed away)
- Arthur O'Keefe (passed away)
- Edvard Bengtsson Lindell (passed away)
- Elin Gerda Lindell (passed away)
- Carter Dean (passed away)
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