April 15, 1912: Lifeboat 13 is the Twelfth to be Launched







Monday, April 15th
1:40am

Lifeboat 13 is the twelfth to be launched.
Lowered by: 1st Officer Murdoch (Boat Deck), 6th Officer Moody (A Deck)
Crew member in charge: Fireman Frederick Barrett

Lifeboat 13 is filled with passengers at the boat deck level, and then again at the A deck level. As the the boat is lowered down the starboard side, it begins to dip and the passengers begin to panic.
When number 13 touches the surface, it is pushed away by a stream of discharge water from the ship, soaking many of the people in the lifeboat.

Number 13 leaves Titanic with 55 out of 65 seats occupied.

Watch this video of the launch of lifeboat 13...

Video Provided By: James Cameron's Titanic Explorer
Edited By: Joshua Allen Milford