Lifeboat from Titanic
Lifeboat to Carpathia
Confidence Level
Leather, Mrs Elizabeth May
16 16 5.00


From the Daily Mirror, May 4, 1912:
    “Mrs. E. Leather, of Birmingham, gave me a succinct narrative of her escape in Boat 16, which was the last on the port side to be filled, at about 1.30. The master-at-arms, Mr. Bailey, was in charge, and there were two sailors and two firemen, the rest of the 42 on board were all women, mostly from the steerage, except two foreigners, who hid under the seats. Miss Marsden rowed all night with the men, Miss Jessop and myself nursed two little babies. Miss Gregson took charge of a little French baby all night, and Mrs. Roberts also had a baby, but they were in another boat...We had a poor Portuguese bride on our boat, who had lost her husband. She could not speak anything but Portuguese. They were on their honeymoon...One second cabin passenger saved on our boat had all her household things on board, and was taking her three children to their father in America. She and the children were saved, but of course she lost everything. Her eldest girl, aged fifteen, was saved in nothing but her nightdress.”

We know Mr. Bailey was in charge of #16, verifying Mrs. Leather's placement.