|Lifeboat from Titanic
|Lifeboat to Carpathia
|Oliver, Mr Henry
Western Daily Mercury, April 29, 1912:
"On reaching the boat-deck, he found that most of the boats had already been launched except number nine. One of the officers ordered him into the boat, and it was then lowered away, having on board a number of women and children. Recognizing that the Titanic was fast settling down, the crew pulled vigorously to get beyond the region of a possible vortex."
The team discussed the differences between his 1912 account and a July 5th 1955 letter from Harry Giles to Walter Lord, under the assumption Giles and Oliver had a slight chance of being the same person. We decided Giles was not Oliver, and we chose to accept his 1912 account, based on the strength of its details.