||Lifeboat from Titanic
||Lifeboat to Carpathia
|Clark, Mr William||15||15||5.00|
|Pelham, Mr George||15||15||5.00|
|Taylor, Mr William Henry||15||15||5.00|
William Clark, Luton Times and Advertiser, June 12, 1914:
"I was in No. 15 boat when the Titanic was lost, and I helped to save lives. Just starting my watch I was, and we had lots of time to lower the boats....."
George Pelham deposition to the Board of Trade:
“I made my way to the boat deck & stationed myself at No. 15 lifeboat – the last one on the starboard side to which I was attached. Chief Officer Murdoch was giving orders and the first boat I saw lowered was No. 13 on the starboard side. This was about 1 am. ,,,,,, Soon after No. 15 having been swung out, he ordered 10 of the crew to man this lifeboat and lower away to A Deck.”
“The firemen and trimmers, who numbered seven or eight, took charge of the boat as there was no officer or seaman. There were a few stewards, at least 25 women and children, and nearly 40 male passengers in the boat.”
Testimony of William Taylor, page 550
Mr. TAYLOR. I was asleep when the accident occurred; sir. The alarm bell for accidents rang outside of our door. I went up on deck, and could not see anything. I went down in our room again. I stayed in the room about 10 minutes, and somebody reported that there was water in No. 1 hatch. Then we packed our bags, took them in the mess room, in the alleyway, to wait for orders. The officer was coming along the alleyway, and ordered us to put on life belts. The life belts were on the deck, on the boat deck. They shoved out No. 15 boat and I was ordered into it. The boat was pretty full. We pulled a distance away from the Titanic, because we were afraid of the suction, and we kept on pulling toward the light, with the other rowboats. About half past 7 the next morning we boarded the Carpathia.
Senator NEWLANDS. You got in boat No. 15?
Mr. TAYLOR. Yes, sir.