Lifeboat 12 was most likely the third boat lowered on the port side. It would seem likely that most of the passengers in this boat were second class ladies. It is a bit unclear who was supervising the loading of this boat but perhaps it was Second Officer Lightoller. Miss Dagmar Bryhl tried to get the officer(s) to let her brother and fiancé come with her into the boat, but to no avail.
- "She was taken to a boat where her brother and fiancé were absolutely prohibited from entering, even though there was plenty of room in it. Miss Bryhl said there were only six persons in the boat at the time for lowering, but that they picked up about 50 from the water."
- (Nordstjernan, April 30, 1912, p. 12).
Others were persuaded to enter it, and it finally held 28-30 people when lowered away. One young man jumped into it when it was lowered and there were two sailors in it, the rest were women. When they had been in the water for a while, they encountered lifeboat 14 and other boats, and Fifth Officer Lowe distributed his passengers in order to go back to the wreckage to see if he could save anyone. No. 12 probably received ten or twelve additional survivors from No. 14 - also, two or three crew from Collapsible D came into No. 12. This meant that No. 12 now had about 40-45 people in it. When they heard Lightoller's whistle, they immediately rowed off and, together with lifeboat 4, rescued those on collapsible B. About 16 or so came into No. 12 and they reached the RMS Carpathia, now under the command of Second Officer Lightoller, with about 60 people. It was the last boat to reach the rescue ship, after eight o'clock in the morning.
Based on a lifeboat summary by Peter Engberg
Passengers & crew on boardEdit
- Lillian W. Bentham
- Dagmar Jenny Ingeborg Bryhl
- Rachel Juli Cohen Christy
- Alice Frances Christy
- Frederick Charles Clench (in charge)
- Gurshon Cohen
- Laura Mae Cribb
- Asuncion Duran Y More
- Florentina Durán I Moné
- Ethel Garside
- Amy Frances Christy Jacobsohn
- Miriam Kantor
- Bertha Lehmann
- Lutie Davis Parrish
- Alice Frances Louisa Phillips
- John Thomas Poingdestre
- Lillian Renouf
- Emily Rugg
- Imanita Parrish Shelley
- Susan Webber
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