Lifeboat from Titanic
Lifeboat to Carpathia
Confidence Level
Andersson, Mr August Edvard A 14 5.00
Jansson, Mr Carl Olof
A 14 5.00


Carl Jansson�s April 17, 1912 letter to his family states:
     �The big boat sank with a great explosion and the only thing to do was to jump into the water.  ...We were two Swedish boys, I myself and a journalist named August Suderssou [Andersson] from Ystad. We fought side by side and finally found a raft, torn loose from the ship which we clung firmly to. �� wild struggle ��.there were only 11 alive.�  (An alternate translation of this letter appears in Voyage magazine #12).

August Andersson interview, Nordstjernan, New York, April 23, 1912:
    �I and a few friends were thrown up on the just lowered lifeboat, which was cast loose in the water. �.. After about half an hour about fifty of us manage to get up in the boat which was still filled with water��. Only twelve of us were left of the 150(?) who had clung fast in the beginning. �� We left our dear water-filled and damaged craft with three dead bodies that we had not thrown overboard.�

Despite a few unusual statements, Andersson's and Jansson's description fits perfectly Collapsible A, whose surviving passengers were later picked up by Fifth Officer Lowe in lifeboat #14.