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Titanic Survivors on Collapsible Lifeboat B

The Sinking of the Titanic. A Sequence of Sketches by Jack Thayer

The Sinking of the Titanic. A Sequence of Sketches by Jack Thayer, a first-class passenger, and a survivor of the Titanic disaster. The then 17-year-old survived the sinking hanging on to the overturned Collapsible Lifeboat B later being picked up by Lifeboat 12. Jack, along with Harold Bride, Colonel Archibald Gracie, Charles Lightoller, and the chief baker, Charles Joughin managed to balance on the overturned boat for some hours before he was picked up. He was the only survivor to indicate that the ship broke into two pieces before sinking, his version, sketched out by him on 15 April 1912, confirmed by oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard in 1985. Public Domain Image. GGA Image ID # 10ef01cc8a

Collapsible Lifeboat B, floated off upturned at 2:20 am, located on the officers' Quarters, port side, with 28 occupants comprised of 3 First Class, 5 Third Class, 1 Deck Officer, and 19 Crew Members (All Men). The boat was essentially capsized.

Facts About Collapsible Lifeboat B

  • Collapsible Lifeboat C was launched with much difficulty at 02:00 and was one of the last lifeboats to leave the Titanic
  • Titanic's hull begins to break up and collapsible lifeboat B washes off the deck before anyone can get into it.
  • Bride climbs to the roof of the officer's quarters and assists with launching collapsible Lifeboat B—Phillips disappears aft).
  • Only those aboard collapsible boat B had accurate news. Wireless operator harold Bride could tell them that the Baltic, the Olympic, and the Carpathia had replied to the Titanic's distress calls.
  • Wireless Operator Harold Bride described how he was washed overboard and somehow ended up underneath collapsible B
  • Collapsible boats A and B were stored on top of the officer's quarters.
  • The men who had taken refuge on the overturned collapsible lifeboat were rescued, including Second Officer Lightoller and the passengers.

First Class Passengers

  1. Mr. Algernon Henry Wilson Barkworth, (47)  Hessle, East Yorkshire, England, UK [LB-B]
  2. Colonel Archibald Gracie IV (53)  Washington, D.C., US [LB-B]
  3. Mr. John Borland "Jack" Thayer III (17)  Haverford, Pennsylvania, US [LB-B]

Third Class Passengers

  1. Mr. Eugene Patrick Daly, (29)  New York City [LB-B]
  2. Mr. Edward Arthur Dorking, (18)  Oglesby, Illinois, US [LB-B]
  3. Mr. Albert Johan Moss, (29)  New York City [LB-B]
  4. Mr. Patrick O'Keefe, (22)  New York City [LB-B]
  5. Mr. Victor Francis Sunderland, (20)  Cleveland, Ohio, US [LB-B]

Officers

  1. Sub-Lieutenant Charles Herbert Lightoller, RNR (38) Second Officer [LB-B]

Engineering Crew

  1. Mr. Ernest Frederick Allen, (24)  Trimmer [LB-B]
  2. Mr. Charles W.N. Fitzpatrick, (30)  Mess Steward [LB-B]
  3. Mr. A. Hebb, (20)  Trimmer [LB-B]
  4. Walter Hurst, (27)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  5. Mr. Charles E. Judd, (32)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  6. Mr. William Charles Lindsay, (30)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  7. Mr. Frank Archibald Robert Mason, (32)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  8. Mr. James McGann, (29)  Trimmer [LB-B]
  9. Mr. William Murdock, (34)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  10. Mr. John O'Connor, (25)  Trimmer [LB-B]
  11. Mr. George Prangnell, (31)  Greaser [LB-B]
  12. Mr. Henry Senior, (31)  Fireman/Stoker [LB-B]
  13. Mr. Eustace Philip Snowberger, (21)  Trimmer [LB-B]

Victualling Crew

  1. Mr. Harold Sydney Bride, (22)  Assistant Telegraphist [LB-B]
  2. Mr. John Collins, (17)  Scullion [LB-B]
  3. Mr. Sidney Edward Daniels, (18)  Steward [LB-B]
  4. Mr. Charles John Joughin, (32)  Chief Baker [LB-B]
  5. Mr. Isaac Hiram Maynard, (31)  Entre Cook [LB-B]
  6. Mr. Thomas Whiteley, (18)  First Class Saloon Steward [LB-B]

Legend For Survivor or Lost Passengers and Crew Members

  • LB-# or A-D - Survivor on Lifeboat 1-16 or Collapsible Lifeboat A-D
  • P-BNR - Perished, Body Not Recovered or Body Not Identified
  • MB – CS Mackay-Bennett (bodies 1–306)
  • M – CS Minia (bodies 307–323)
  • MM – CGS Montmagny (bodies 326–329)
  • A – SS Algerine (body 330)
  • O – RMS Oceanic (bodies 331–333)
  • I – SS Ilford (body 334)
  • OT – SS Ottawa (body 335)

Numbers 324 and 325 were unused, and the six bodies buried at sea by the Carpathia also went unnumbered. Several recovered bodies were unidentifiable and thus not all numbers are matched with a person.

Upon recovery, the bodies of 209 identified and unidentified victims of the sinking were brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Of those, 121 were taken to the non-denominational Fairview Lawn Cemetery, 59 were repatriated, 19 were buried in the Roman Catholic Mount Olivet Cemetery, and 10 were taken to the Jewish Baron de Hirsch Cemetery. The bodies of the remaining recovered victims were either delivered to family members or buried at sea.

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