Monday, April 15, 1912
Under the direction of 1st Officer Murdoch and 6th Officer Moody, collapsible A is slid down a makeshift ramp made out of oars. Due to the lifeboat's tremendous weight, the oars break and the lifeboat falls to the boat deck. 2nd Officer Lightoller, along with other crewmen, attempt to lower collapsible B from it's station on the deck house roof. The boat falls to the boat deck and lands upside down. Neither one of these collapsibles are connected to the davits.
Watch this clip from James Cameron's film Titanic,
and see what is must have been like for the crew, while trying to prepare these lifeboats for launch...
Video Provided By: "Titanic" (1997)