Lifeboat 15

Lifeboat 15 was one of the (if not the) last boats to be lowered, and was under the command of First Officer Arthur Rowland Jones. As the boat was leaving, it got tangled in the Marconi wires that threatened to drag the lifeboat down with the ship. Several people in the water hanging onto the sides were pulled into the boat, but eventually the boat became so crowded that those inside could only tell people to “hang on” while they looked for another boat to offload their burden. The lifeboat was picked up by the Manx fishing trawler, Wanderer (Peel 11). Some of the survivors were subsequently transferred to other rescue vessels.

At least 34 known of 80+ occupants in lifeboat 15. Italics indicate survivor.

Name Age Class or Dept Citizenship Residence Lifeboat Rescue Vessel
ANDERSON, Miss Barbara Winifred 2 2nd British/USA (dual) Bridgeport, CT, USA 15, 1 Wanderer (Peel 11)
ANDERSON, Mrs. Rowland (Emily Mary Pybus) 26 2nd British Bridgeport, CT, USA 15, 1 Wanderer (Peel 11)
BIRD, Miss Marian “May” 40 Victualling British Cheshire, England 15 Wanderer (Peel 11), Flying Fish
BRANDELL, Miss Josephine Mary (Brandeis) 23 Saloon USA New York, NY, USA 12, 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
BURDON, Mrs. Andrew Thompson (Ellen Mary Rickwood) 24 2nd British Winnipeg, Mb., Canada 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
BURDON, Master Robert P. 14-months 2nd British Winnipeg, Mb., Canada 15 Wanderer (Peel 12)
COX, Mrs. Samuel J. (Margaret Elizabeth Robinson) 27 2nd British (Irish) Winnipeg, Mb., Canada 15 Wanderer (Peel 12)
COX, Master Desmond Francis 17-months 2nd British (Irish) Winnipeg, Mb., Canada 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
DOCHERTY, Mrs. William (Mabel “Millie” Irving) 29 2nd USA Westbury, NY, USA 15 Wanderer (Peel 11), Flying Fish
DOCHERTY, Master Thomas William 2-months 2nd USA Westbury, NY, USA 15 Wanderer (Peel 11), Flying Fish
FISH, Mrs. Joseph “John E.” (Sarah Mary Rogers) 2nd British Toronto, On., Canada 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
FISH, Miss Sadie Eileen 10 2nd British Toronto, On., Canada 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
FISH, Miss Marion Enid 8 2nd British Toronto, On., Canada 15 Wanderer (Peel 12)
GWYER, Rev. Herbert Linford 32 2nd British Saskatoon, Sk., Canada 15 Wanderer (Peel 11), Flying Fish
GWYER, Mrs. Herbert Linford (Margaret Inglis Adams Cairns) 26 2nd British Saskatoon, Sk., Canada 15 (jumped out), collapsible Flying Fish
HARKNESS, Mr. William Herbert 25 Victualling British 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
HEIGHWAY, Mr. Edward John 42 Deck British (Irish/New Zealand) Stangford, Co. Down, Ireland 15, 1 Wanderer (Peel 11)
HILL, Mrs. Richard (Emma “Emmie”Jane Haynes) 31 2nd British Schenectady, NY, USA 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
HOLBOURN, Prof. John “Ian” Bernard Stoughton 43 2nd British Edinburgh and Isle of Foula, Scotland 15, 1 Wanderer (Peel 11), Stormcock
INCH, Mr. William Ernest 27 2nd British New York, NY, USA 15 Wanderer (Peel 12)
JONES, Mr. Arthur Rowland 33 Deck British (English) Ffynnongroew, Flintshire, Wales, 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
LEHMANN, Mr. Isaac 36 Saloon USA New York New York, USA 15 Wanderer (Peel 11), Flying Fish
LEITH, Mr. Robert 29 Deck British (English) Wallasey, Cheshire, England 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
LUKER, Mr. Francis John 30 3rd British (Canadian) Saskatoon, Sk., Canada 11, 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
MacKENZIE, Mr. Robert Anderson 40 3rd British (Irish) Dublin, Ireland 15 Wanderer (Peel 11), Flying Fish
MITCHELL, Mr. Arthur Jackson 45 2nd USA Toronto, On., Canada 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
MORECROFT, Mrs. Herbert (Fannie Jane Chamberlain) 43 Victualling British Liverpool, Lancashire, England 15 Wanderer (Peel 11), Flying Fish
PENNY, Mr. Algernon Percy 33 Victualling British Liverpool, Lancashire, England 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
PHILLIPS, Mr. Wallace Banta 29 Saloon USA Brooklyn, NY, USA 15 Wanderer (Peel 11), Flying Fish
TAYLOR, Mrs. William Harold (Lucy Haddock) 19 3rd British Niagara Falls, NY, USA 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
VEALS, Mr. Albert Edward 31 3rd British Orange, NJ, USA 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
VEALS, Mrs. Albert Edward (Agnes Maud Bailey) 27 3rd British Orange, NJ, USA 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)
WHALEY, Mr. Robert William 31 2nd British (Canadian) Victoria, B.C., Canada 15 Wanderer (Peel 11), minesweeper
WOLFENDEN, Mrs. Charles (Dora Roden) 49 2nd USA Central Falls, RI, USA 15 Wanderer (Peel 11)

 

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