||Lifeboat from Titanic
||Lifeboat to Carpathia
Fortune, Mrs Mary
Fortune, Miss Alice Elizabeth
|Fortune, Miss Ethel Flora||10||10||5.00|
Miss Mabel Helen
The Winnipeg Free Press of April 24, 1912, specifically names boat #10.
New York Times, April 20, 1912:
�Mrs. Fortune and her three daughters were placed in the tenth boat that was lowered away. They said it was terribly overcrowded. Four members of the crew who had been assigned to their boat were transferred to another as soon as the craft struck the water.
The women saw changes being made in the loading of several other boats, and finally saw that the collapsible craft were proving unseaworthy. Some began to leak as soon as they stood away from the side of the liner, Mrs. Fortune asserted, and their occupants had to be taken into other boats.
There was consternation among the passengers on their boat, most of whom were women, when it was ascertained that four of the crew would have to be taken off to man another boat. That left but one member of the crew to navigate. The stoker knew how to handle an oar, but the Chinaman was of little use. The man dressed in woman's clothing did his best to row, but did not seem familiar with an oar. This man wore a woman's bonnet and a veil, in addition to a skirt and blouse, which he had evidently picked up in a hurry as he ran through the ship.
One of the Fortune girls and another girl got out an oar, and helped to pull away from the wreck. The family agreed that they were in the boat within one hour after the liner struck.�
The Manitoba Free Press, of April 20, 1912, disagrees as to which lifeboat:
�Probably one of the grimmest features of this story, as told to the Free Press, is the fact that upon leaving on the sixth boat the sisters handed over their money to Charlie, their brother, for safe keeping. When they left the ship they had no idea that they would never see either brother or father again.�
Winnipeg Tribune, April 16, 1912:
�Mrs. Fortune and her daughters left the Titanic in Lifeboat 10, which was the sixth boat to be lowered.�
It appears that they were in one of the port boats that tied together later in the night - #D, #4, #10, #12 or #14. Boat #14 can probably be discounted, since they did not say they moved to another boat; they do not say they were in a collapsible lifeboat; lifeboat #4 can probably be discounted, since they made no mention of boarding thru a window, or people dying in the boat. We do know there were reports of a �Chinese� in boat #10.