Lifeboat 2 was the port emergency cutter of the Titanic and the seventh boat loaded from the port side. Fourth Officer Boxhall was sent in charge of this boat and he had another sailor, a steward and a kitchen hand with him. Eight ladies from first class, including sisters Charlotte Appleton and Malvina Helen Cornell found seats in the boat and six passengers from third class were there as well; Winnie Coutts and her two young sons and the Kink family. In all, there were probably no more than 18 people in it. Boat 2 was the first boat to reach the RMS Carpathia, shortly after 4 o'clock in the morning.
Passengers and crew aboardEdit
- Elisabeth Walton Allen
- Charlotte Appleton
- Joseph Groves Boxhall (in charge)
- Malvina Helen Cornell
- Neville Leslie Coutts
- William Loch Coutts
- Winnie Coutts
- Mahala Douglas
- John Bertie Ellis
- James Johnston
- Anton Kink
- Luise Gretchen Kink-Heilmann
- Luise Kink-Heilmann
- Emilie Kreuchen
- Berthe Leroy
- Georgette Alexandra Madill
- Frank Osman
- Elisabeth Walton Robert
Emergency Lifeboat 2 was portrayed in a few popular culture items.
The loading of Lifeboat 2 was seen twice in the film. The first is when a couple must separate on deck, and the next is when the gambler gives a letter to a woman being loaded onto the boat.
When Carlson wakes up at 1:10 AM, Emergency Lifeboat 2 is unguarded. After the first cutscene at 1:20 AM, a seaman has moved on to the site.
- "6 and 8 'ave gone, but my orders are to wait on numbers 2 and 4 here."
- a seaman
After the second cutscene at 1:30 AM, they'll move to boat 4.
Seaman: I'm loadin' no boats now! It'll be Officer Morrow who'll decide who's leavin'. Carlson: Can I get on a lifeboat? Seaman: I'm not lowering 2 & 4 until the officer comes down. Talk to Officer Morrow! Carlson: Can you help me? Seaman: Help?! Now?! I'm busy! I've got my orders to hold these boats for a few more minutes.
After the third cutscene at 1:45 AM, the seaman is replaced by Officer Morrow.
- "These are the last two boats! 2 and 4!"
- Third Officer Morrow
After the fourth cutscene at 1:55 AM, the boat is launched.
Shortly after the launching of Collapsible C, Rose reluctantly enters a lifeboat after being persuaded to by Jack & Cal. However, she decides she prefers to stay on board with Jack and jumps back on the sinking Titanic. Fans & Titanic researchers are still discussing if this boat was Emergency Lifeboat 2 or Collapsible D.
Lifeboat 2 does make an official appearance as the boat rows away from the Titanic's stern as people jump off the stern. And when the boat is good distance away, Boxhall tells the people in the boat:
"Bloody pull faster and pull!"
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