FC: Titanic Blake Chester & Logan Mixson Lifeboat Number Three
1: The Titanic left from England on April 10, 1912. The Titanic spared no expense in making itself very luxurious. The ship was assumed to be unsinkable so the Titanic had only 20 life boats, only enough for half of the passengers on the boat. Mainly because they thought the lifeboats would be used to rescue survivors from other sinking ships. After four days of sailing the titanic, it struck the iceberg, and its first and final voyage came to an end. The crew hurried to fill lifeboats, as they shouted women and children first. Later the Carpathia came to the rescue and found all of the survivors from this tragic disaster. Many years later the shipwreck was found and left there as a memorial for those who did not survive the sinking.
3: To the left is a chart of all of the passengers in lifeboat three. The information includes the passenger's name, age, gender, and country of origin. | To the left is a graph of the ratio of crew to passengers in our lifeboat. | Above is the survival rates for men and women aboard lifeboat 3.
4: Robert Douglas Spedden was traveling on the Titanic to Tuxedo Park, New York with his mother, father, and nurse (who he called "Muddie Boons" because he had trouble pronouncing her name), and was one of the few survivors who lived through this tragic night. | Robert Douglas Spedden
5: He was six years old at the time and managed to scramble into life boat number three. On the way out, he managed to take his teddy bear along with him. He was born on November 19, 1905 and was an only child. He died at the age of nine in one of the first recorded car accidents in the state of Maine when he ran into the road to retrieve his ball. His obituary read: "SPEDDEN---Suddenly, at Winter Haven, Me., on Aug. 8, Robert Douglas, only child of Frederic O. and Margaretta C. Funeral services on Wednesday at 11 A. M. at the residence of Mrs. J. D. Wood, 118 East 36th St. Interment privately. Kindly omit flowers." He boarded the Titanic with his parents Frederic Oakley Spedden and Daisy Spedden, nurse Elizabeth Burns, and maid Helen Wilson in Cherbourg, Normandy, France.
6: When the Titanic hit the iceberg his nurse awoke Douglas and told him to get dressed, they were taking a trip to see the stars. He and the rest of the people traveling with the Spedden family managed to get into lifeboat number three. When he awoke on the lifeboat and saw all of the icebergs around him he exclaimed" Oh, Muddie, look at the beautiful North Pole with no Santa Claus on it. | He and all survivors in the lifeboat were rescued by the Carpathia. Later, in 1913, daisy wrote a storybook and gave it to Douglas for Christmas. The book was called "My Story" and was told through the eyes of a toy bear and described the European travels, the sinking of the Titanic, and the rescue.
7: Titanic Fun Facts | Six feet of rope was needed to lower a lifeboat one foot. You can smell icebergs before you can see them. Some relatives of Titanic passengers claim to have had a feeling of doom about the ship and to have woken up at the time of the sinking with visions of people drowning. Two thousand two hundred twenty three passengers and crew sailed on the Titanic. After all of the lifeboats had left, a passenger let all of the dog out of the kennel.
8: Most of the primary sources we used were pictures of the Titanic such as this one.
9: One of the secondary sources we used was the web site http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/.