LIFEBOAT THAT RETURNED
TO TITANIC SURVIVORS
We have all heard or read about the Titanic, but did you know this?
The story of the ill-fated RMS Titanic needs no introduction. On April 15, 1912, the ship struck an iceberg on its way from Southampton to New York City. The Titanic was the largest ship afloat then, and there were 2,224 people aboard the ship at the time of the disaster. More than 1,500 died that day, rendering the sinking of the Titanic as one of the most devastating peacetime commercial naval disasters in history. One of the survivors was Harold Lowe, the ship’s fifth officer, who operated lifeboat No.14 during the disaster.
Not only did he collect a group of boats together to be able to save more people immediately after the disaster without sinking the lifeboats, he was also the only one to return to the shipwreck, successfully saving three more souls from the freezing waters of the Atlantic.
Clancy's comment: That would have been an awful night.