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Revised Launch Times
by Bill Wormstedt, Tad Fitch & George Behe
from "The Lifeboat Launching Sequence Re-Examined"

Port Side Starboard Side
Time Boat In Charge of Loading Time Boat In Charge of Loading
12:45

12:40 7 Murdoch, Lowe
12:45

12:45 5 Murdoch, Lowe, Pitman
    (at 12:43)
12:47    Rockets first fired 12:47      
12:50

12:50

12:55

12:55 3 Murdoch, Lowe
1:00 8 Lightoller, Wilde, Smith 1:00

1:05

1:05 1 Murdoch, Lowe
1:10 6 Lightoller, Smith
1:10

1:15

1:15

1:20 16 Moody 1:20

1:25 14 Lowe, Wilde, Lightoller 1:25

1:30 12 Wilde, Lightoller 1:30 9 Murdoch, Moody
1:35

1:35 11 Murdoch
1:40

1:40 13
15
Murdoch,  Moody on A Deck
Murdoch, Moody on A Deck
    at (1:32)
1:45 2 Wilde, Smith 1:45

1:50
Rockets cease firing 1:50

1:50 10
4
Murdoch
Lightoller
1:50

1:55

1:55

2:00

2:00 C Murdoch, Wilde
2:05 D Lightoller, Wilde 2:05

2:10

2:10

2:15 (B) Lightoller (bridge goes under) 2:15 (A) (Murdoch, Moody)
(bridge goes under)
2:20

2:20


All times are approximate.

The above chart started as an extension to George Behe's 1991 pamphlet Titanic Tidbits #1: The Launching of the Lifeboats: A New Chronology, but turned into a complete re-analysis of the lifeboat lowering order.

For a complete explanation of the differences between this table and the British Inquiry table of launch times, see Titanic: The Lifeboat Launching Sequence Re-Examined, mentioned above. 
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