Lifeboat 14 is the 14th Lifeboat of the Titanic. It was used during Titanic's sinking.
Titanic's sinking[edit | edit source]
Lifeboat 14 was launched by Second officer Charles Lightoller, Henry Wilde and fifth officer Harold Lowe at 1:40 A.M. At the time about 58 people were aboard Boat 14, Fifth Officer Lowe was put in charge of this boat. Lowe fired three shots from his revolver to warn off a crowd of passengers pressing up against the rails.
The boat reached the water safely. After Titanic sank, he brought together Boats 10, 12, 14 and Collapsible D, transferred many of those aboard Boat 14 to the these lifeboats and took the boat back to the scene of the sinking to try to find survivors in the freezing water, acting like a rescue boat. This was the only bid mounted that night yet it came too late. By the time Lowe's boat reached the scene of the sinking, the sea was filled with the bodies of hundreds of people who had died of hypothermia.
A few individuals were pulled from the sea but most were already dead or dying. Only six of those who were picked from the sea survived including Rose DeWitt Bukater who their attention was drawn to after she used the whistle of the dead officer Henry Wilde, leaving Jack behind; as he'd died of hypothermia. The boat also had a hard time rowing around the sea of dead bodies as Lowe was careful not to hit any heads of the dead bodies. Lowe raised his voice and yelled throught the sea saying "Is anyone alive out there? Can anyone hear me?!!!."
In a deleted scene, it shows a man being saved by boat 14 by standing on a piece of the debris from the ship. When brought aboard, fifth officer Lowe orders the people on board to wrap heat blankets that restore heat to the body to keep them warm.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Boat 14 took a major role in the sinking same as Lifeboat 6.