||Lifeboat from Titanic
||Lifeboat to Carpathia
|Evans, Mr Alfred Frank||15||15||3.75|
Testimony of Samuel Rule
9618. We may take it from you that the crew of No. 15 consisted of seven men? - All in the boat together?
9619. Yes? - There were more than that.
9620. How many seamen were in the boat? - One.
9621. (The Commissioner.) What do you mean by a seaman? Do you mean an A.B.? - I could not swear whether he was an A.B.
9622. (Mr. Scanlan - To the Witness.) When you say there was a seaman in the boat with you, do you mean one of the A.B.�s? - He was a deckhand.
9623. He would be either an A.B or an ordinary seaman? - Yes.
The 'deckhand' that Rule mentions is not named, but by the process of elimination, appears to have been Lookout Alfred Evans. According to Evans� family, he stated he was in the �last boat lowered�. No. 15 wasn�t the last boat lowered, but was the last of the aft starboard boats, and did have an unidentified seaman in it, fitting Evans� details.
We are not convinced this sailor in #15 is Evans, but he is the most likely candidate.