Lifeboat 10 was the sixth boat to be lowered from the port side. Chief Baker Joughin was near this boat and said that he more or less threw people into it. A woman nearly fell into the sea when trying to board the lifeboat, this may have been Mrs. Hakkarainen, from third class.
- "One of the officers pointed at me saying, Room for one more lady. Come on, hurry! As I stepped into the boat, it was already moving downward. I lost my balanced (sic), almost falling between the lifeboat and ship until someone in the lifeboat grabbed my arm and pulled me into a seat. On the way down we stopped at a lower deck and picked up one more lady. Our lifeboat did not return to the spot where the Titanic went down. Our lifeboat reached the Carpathia at 7.30 a. m. We were one of the last boats to be picked up. I finally located Anna Sjöblom, who had knocked on my cabin door to awaken me. We had become separated in the rush to the upper deck and had entered separate lifeboats."
The youngest survivor, Millvina Dean, was in this boat together with her mother and brother. Her brother was taken care of by Mrs. Thorneycroft who was with them. There were perhaps seven or eight ladies from first class, possibly 15 or more second class passengers, including Mr. Hosono, who jumped into it at the last moment and possibly ten or twelve third class passengers apart from the four crew in it; a total of perhaps 40 people. When they encountered No. 14 and other boats, the two able seamen, Frank Evans and Edward Buley were transferred to No. 14. On the other hand, ten or twelve others were transferred into the boat from No. 14 and No. 10 arrived at the Carpathia with 50 or so, the last boat but one to be rescued.
Based on a lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg
Passengers & crew on board[edit | edit source]
The passengers and crew who boarded Lifeboat 10 from the Titanic were:
- Hannah Abelson
- Kornelia Theodosia Andrews
- Ada E. Ball
- Edward John Buley (in charge)
- William Burke
- Bertram Vere Dean
- Elizabeth Gladys 'Millvina' Dean
- Eva Georgetta Dean
- Marshall Brines Drew
- Maria Louisa Thorne Drew
- Frank Oliver Evans
- Alice Elizabeth Fortune
- Ethel Flora Fortune
- Mabel Helen Fortune
- Mary Fortune
- Anna Louisa Hogeboom
- Annie Margaret Hold
- Masabumi Hosono
- Nora Agnes Keane
- Neshan Krekorian
- Gretchen Fiske Longley
- Olga Elida Lundin
- André Clement Mallet
- Antonine Marie Mallet
- Mary Graham Carmichael Marvin
- Ellen O'Dwyer
- Anna Sinkkonen
- Florence Kate Thorneycroft
- Florence Louise Ware
- Mathilde Françoise Weisz
- Barbara Joyce West
- Constance Mirium West
- Ada Mary West
Popular culture[edit | edit source]
In A Night To Remember, the Lifeboat 10 is incorrectly shown as the first lifeboat launched from the port side, and the first lifeboat launched overall.
When 6th Officer James Moody attempted to load the lifeboat with women, most of them were still reluctant to get into the lifeboat. A woman refusing to get into the lifeboat yelled at Moody: "And catch my death of cold? Certainly not! ". Second class passenger Edith Eileen Brown then agreed to take her seat in the lifeboat.
Chief Baker Charles Joughin was initially assigned to take command of the lifeboat, but he gave up his seat to a woman so she could be with her daughter.
When Lightholler is starting to launch the boat, Bruce Ismay approaches demanding that the boats be lowered quickly. In reality, this scene took place with 5th Officer Harold Lowe during the lowering of Boat 5.
In Titanic (1997 Film), instead of being the sixth lifeboat to be launched on the port side as is the case in real life, in this film Lifeboat 10 is the third.
After the Titanic sank, 5th Officer Harold Lowe gathered several lifeboats including boat 10, and transferred some of the passengers from his lifeboat to boat 10.
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