Timeline Article: Lifeboat 8 is the Fourth to be Launched

Monday, April 15, 1912

Lifeboat 8 is the fourth to be launched.
Lowered By: Captain Smith, Chief Officer Wilde,
2nd Officer Lightoller
Crew Member in Charge: Seaman Thomas Jones

Isidor and Ida Straus
This lifeboat was the fourth to be launched, but the first to be launched from the port side. First class passengers Ida and Isidor Straus were standing close by, but when Mrs. Straus was asked to board the lifeboat she refused. Mrs. Straus never left her husband's side, and were last seen on the boat deck together.

Lifeboat 8 is launched from the port side and leaves Titanic with only 25 of it's 65 seats occupied.

Watch this video to see what it must have been 
like for Isidor and Ida Straus...

Video Provided By: James Cameron's Titanic Explorer