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Exploring the Titanic: Lifeboat 16

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S: Exploring the Titanic!Lifeboat 16 By: Kaley Bennett and Sarah Burgess

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FC: Lifeboat 16 | Kaley Bennett and Sarah Burgess

1: Background of the Titanic | The Titanic was a massive ship built in 1912. Her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City was on April 10, 1912. At that time it was the largest passenger steamship ever built.

2: The Titanic carried 2,227 passengers. | The lifeboats could only hold 65 passengers each. | On the fourth day of the voyage, the ship hit an ice burg. | That means there was only room for 1300 people to be rescued. | The ship held 20 lifeboats of three different varieties. | 1.517 passengers died after the tragic sinking of the Titanic.

3: Lifeboat 16 launched from the titanic at 1:35am. | It was tied up with boat 6-12 | It was the sixth boat from the port | Lifeboat 16 | There were 32 people on this boat. | The average age of the people on boat 16 was 25 | The McCoy family of three was the only family on the boat. | Most of the people were in 3rd class. | Nearly all the passengers embarked from Southampton, England

4: Some Passengers on lifeboat 16 | Karen Marie Abelseth Charles Edward Andrews Ernest E. Archer Joseph Henry Bailey Anna Elisabeth Dyker Mary Katherine Gilnagh Mary Gregson Violet Constance Jessop Anna Katherine Kelly George Pelham Mary Kezziah Roberts Lyyli Karoliina Silven Anna Sofia Sjoblom Mary Sloan Assad Alexander Thomas Edwina Celia Trout Ellen Wilkes Elizabeth Anne Wilkson

5: On Board at Lifeboat 16

7: Ratio of Crew to Passengers | 11 | 21 | 11:21

8: Dear Diary, We are on our way to shore! Last night was definitely the scariest experience I've ever had. Considering I'm only 18, I hope the sinking of the Titanic is the scariest I'll ever have! It seems like forever since I boarded that horrid ship in Southampton. Now I wish I had never left Finland, but Oh! How I long to get to my family in Olympia... I have met many nice men, especially one who shows great interest in me! His destination is near mine, so maybe he will ask me to marry him! Anna Sofia

9: Obituary Anna Sofia Sjoblom (April 14, 1894- November 3, 1975) Miss Anna Sofia Sjoblom was one of the few survivors of the Titanic tragedy at only age eighteen. She boarded the Titanic in Munsala, Finland for Olympia, U.S. She was a third class passenger. She died yesterday from Cerebral Vascular Accident (stroke). Miss Sjoblom will be buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Tacoma on Friday.

10: Extraordinary Facts | The passengers never had a lifeboat drill. | There was a heated swimming pool on board, the first for it's time. | There were 29,000 pieces of glassware on board | There were 40,000 fresh eggs and 2.500 lbs. of sausage on board. | Over 10,000 light bulbs were used to illuminate electric lights and heaters. | If the Titanic was stood upright, it would be taller than any skyscraper of it's time. | There were nine decks. | The ship had 2 libraries and 2 barber shops.

11: Primary and Secondary Resources | While researching, we read through an interview with a Titanic survivor, Frank Prentice. This would be a primary source, because Frank was actually there and witnessed the tragedy. | The newspaper above would be considered a secondary source. The reason for that is that the journalist wasn't actually there to see the tragedy.

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