||Lifeboat from Titanic
||Lifeboat to Carpathia
|Burke, Mr William||10||10||5.00|
|Rice, Mr Charles||10||10||5.00|
Testimony of William Burke, page 822
Mr. BURKE. .... As I got to No. 10 boat, the chief officer was there. I just heard him say, "How many seamen are in that boat?" The answer came back, "Two, sir." He turned to some man standing there and said, "Is there any man here can pull an oar?" Nobody answered, but a man who seemed to me like a foreigner got close to him, and I didn't hear what he said, but he simply pushed him aside, and he said "You are of no use to me." I went to him and told him I could pull an oar but was not anxious to go unless he wanted me to go. He said, "Get right in there," and he pushed me toward the boat, and I simply stepped in the boat and got in.
Burke testified to the woman falling between the ship and the lifeboat, which several other survivors testified to, and then continued:
Senator SMITH. Who was in charge of boat No. 10?
Mr. BURKE. When the boat was first launched there were two seamen.
Senator SMITH. What other man?
Mr. BURKE. The only other man I recognized at that time was the fireman, a member of the crew named Rice.