Did any of the 3rd class stewards survive?

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Did any of the 3rd class stewards survive?

Postby titanicnut » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:22 am

Did any of the 3rd class stewards that hurt and kept the passengers below decks survive and were there real life accounts of what actually happened at the moment?
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Re: Did any of the 3rd class stewards survive?

Postby Aaron2010 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:59 pm

Around 10 - 15 Third class stewards survived. They had a terrible job that night. They did their best to escort the passengers to the boat deck but many of them refused to go. They were carrying their bags and hand luggage with them and this was not allowed. The stewards tried to make them understand they could not bring their stuff with them to the boat deck. They stayed below decks and just sat on their luggage. It was a nightmare because many of them could not understand English and they did not realise it was serious. The stewards also did not realise it was serious so they did not pressure the passengers to come with them. It was their choice. If they wanted to stay, they were perfectly welcome to stay. Every steward was in charge of a group of passengers e.g. Mr. John Hart was in charge of 58 passengers in Section K and M, located on E-deck. The other stewards had their own sections. Mr. Hart woke his passengers, helped them with their lifebelts, and escorted them in groups to the lifeboats. He could not take all 58 to the boat deck at the same time, so he took them in groups. The other stewards did the same thing. There were no locked gates. The only gates Titanic had were in the cargo rooms and that was for security reasons. There was no panic and some of the third class passengers just went back to their cabins.

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Re: Did any of the 3rd class stewards survive?

Postby VW1956 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:32 pm

Hello. I wonder how many of the stewards realized the seriousness of the situation in that there was not enough boats for all. Would the stewards that did know do there job and inform there passengers but if the passengers did not want to go up to the boats then there was no need to pressure them as there would not be a seat for them. Ken.
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