Lifeboat from Titanic
Lifeboat to Carpathia
Confidence Level
Archer, Mr Ernest Edward  16 16 5.00


British Inquiry
Testimony of Ernest Archer

    18115. And then later on did you go away in boat No. 16? - Yes.

American Inquiry
Testimony of Ernest Archer, p
age 645
    Mr. ARCHER. We went to them, uncovered them, and got the falls ready for lowering. Then I went over to the starboard side and assisted in lowering about three boats. I could not mention the number of the boats I lowered. I never taken any notice. Then an officer came along - I could not mention his name - and he sang out that they wanted some seamen on the other side, on the port side, to assist over there. I went over then and assisted in getting Nos. 12, 14, and 15 out. I assisted in getting the falls and everything ready, and the passengers into No. 14 boat. Then I went to No. 16.   
    Mr. ARCHER. Then when I got to No. 16 boat the officer told me to get into the boat and see that the plug was in; so I got in the boat. I seen that the plug was in tight; then they started to put passengers in, and I assisted to get them in.
    Senator BOURNE. Were you still remaining in No. 16?
    Mr. ARCHER. Still remaining in the boat and assisting the passengers, children and ladies, to the boat.

    Senator BOURNE. You and your mate were in the boat?
    Mr. ARCHER. Yes, sir.