Officers in Charge of Loading Crew in Charge of Lifeboat Lifeboat Survivor Totals
|Port Side||Starboard Side|
|Gracie||28 (from B.I.)|
|1:30||12||British Inq.||42||1:30||9||British Inq.||56|
|Gracie||70 (from B.I.)|
|Gracie||44 (from B.I.)|
|2:15||(B)||British Inq.||not listed
||2:15||(A)||British Inq.||not listed
Neither the British Inquiry or Gracie gave specific survivor
totals for Collapsibles A or B, though the Inquiry gives a total
of 60 for A and B. Both the British Inquiry and Gracie are
including the totals for A and B in D and 12, respectively.
As you can see, both the Inquiry and Gracie had totals far
greater than the usually accepted figures of between 705 and
712! 712 is the correct figure, as determined by a number of
Titanic researchers, including Lester Mitcham and Phil Gowan.
For a far more current analysis of lifeboat totals, please see
Bill Wormstedt and Tad Fitch's "Titanic Lifeboat Occupancy totals"
The British Inquiry, in their final report page 38, state the totals were taken from the lowest estimates for each boat.
Gracie appears to have come to his own conclusions as to how many were in each boat, but he does specifically state he is using the British Inquiry totals on certain lifeboats.
For some reason, Gracie does not give 'his'
total for A or B. However, inside Gracie's testimonies, we
find the following for Collapsible B:
30 people 2nd Officer Lightoller
between 30 and 40 Marconi Operator Bride
25 Baker Joughin
For Collapsible A in Gracie's book, we find:
17 people Steward Brown
10 or 12 Olas Abelseth
11 R. N. Williams
14 QM Bright