||Lifeboat from Titanic
||Lifeboat to Carpathia
|Brereton, Mr George Andrew||15||15||3.44|
|Homer, Mr Henry Haven||15||15||3.44|
|Romaine, Mr Charles Hallace||15||15||3.44|
Many newspaper interviews claimed these men went into the water, and one interview with Brereton claimed he was later picked up by Third Officer Pitman (in lifeboat #5.) These reports do not appear to be true.
One of the three surviving professional gamblers said in the New York Sun for April 28, 1912:
"We went down to the lower deck, and as we arrived a lifeboat was being launched from the upper deck... It was our only chance and we took it. Seven stokers jumped with us."
The interview's lifeboat supposedly taking on passengers from A Deck indicates an aft starboard lifeboat. Bill Wormstedt's research on these boats shows that four definite (and possibly as many as ten) stokers, firemen and trimmers were in lifeboat #15. The other lifeboats in that quarter were likely quite a few less.
From the London Globe & Traveler, April 19, 1912, Harry Homer said,
"I myself went reluctantly in No. 15."
Since the three gamblers were apparently together during the entire evacuation, lifeboat #15 seems to be a likely candidate for all three men.