Timeline Article: Lifeboat 14 is the Eighth to be Launched

Monday, April 15, 1912

Lifeboat 14 is the eighth to be launched.
Lowered by: Chief Officer Wilde, 2nd Officer Lightoller
Crew member in charge: 5th Officer Lowe

As lifeboat 14 begins to descend down the port side, a wave of desperate men rush into the boat. Seaman Joseph Scarrott is aboard lifeboat 14, and begins to beat the men back with the lifeboat's tiller. More passengers try to climb aboard as it passes the open promenade of A deck. 5th Officer Lowe fires warning shots with his gun and threatens the men who have already climbed aboard.

Lifeboat 14 finally touches the water with 40 out of 65 seats occupied.

Lifeboat 14 as it was being lowered down Titanic's port side.
Desperate passengers try to jump aboard.