Lifeboat 2 is the fourteenth to be launched.
Lowered by: Captain Smith, Chief Officer Wilde
Crew member in charge: 4th Officer Boxhall
Lifeboat 2 was launched from Titanic's forward port side. As the lifeboat was being filled with women and children, a large group of men climbed into the lifeboat. Captain Smith saw this and ordered the men out. Smith then called for 4th Officer Boxhall, who had been sending up distress rockets for about an hour, to take charge of the boat. Lifeboat 2 was then lowered down to the sea. Once afloat Boxhall heard a whistle and Captain Smith called down to him to come around and take on additional passengers through the starboard gangway doors.
|4th Officer Boxhall|
Lifeboat 2 left the Titanic with 17 out of 40 seats occupied.
Titanic has only 35 minutes to live.