||Lifeboat from Titanic
||Lifeboat to Carpathia
|Stone, Mrs Martha Evelyn||6||6||5.00|
|Icard, Miss Rose Amelie||6||6||5.00|
Immediately after the sinking, Mrs Stone dictated the following to a friend (On Board RMS Titanic by Behe, page 410):
“There was terrible mismanagement in the loading of the boats. For instance, in the second boat in which I was stationed there were but 20 women and two men. Eighteen more lives could have been saved, and we sorely needed more men to row. One of the men steered, the other managed the other end, while six women, three on a side rowed the boat. My part was to take care that the plug in the bottom of the boat did not come out.”
From the Glen Falls Daily Times of April 20th, 1912:
"According to Mrs. Stone's story, one man, at least, saw the utter folly of letting the boat go so slightly loaded and he let himself down to the water by the loose davit ropes and was pulled aboard. She did not know who it was, but it appeared later it was Major Peuchen."
In a letter written August 22, 1951, Miss Icard wrote (in French):
“By miracle Mrs. Stone and I found each other in the same boat, where we were [with] about 30 people. The officer (Hichens?) told us “Row hard, you only have twenty-five minutes to save your life.” I took the oars and rowed with so much energy that I had bloody hands and paralyzed wrists; because we had to be quick to escape the immense abyss that the Titanic was going to open while sinking. It is at that time that I noticed that someone was crouched under me. I did not have the strength to reveal his presence. I have never known who the man was who saved his life that way. While we were moving away on the nearly calm sea, only slightly lit by the lantern the officer was holding, I did not keep my eyes off the Titanic’s blazing lights. Suddenly complete and impenetrable obscurity, horrible screams, shouting broke in the midst of creaks from the ship, then it was all [over]. I sometimes still dream about it."
We know #6 had 3 men – Hichens, Fleet and Peuchen. #6 was the first or second off the port side (depending on how you order #6 and #8), and about 23 people aboard as lowered.