18. Passengers Fleeing on Lifeboats
Lifeboats filled with passengers fleeing the sinking ship. Since the crewmen were worried that the lines would not actually support the weight, many of the lifeboats were launched below capacity. The first boat to launch was holding less than half of its 65-person capacity, and another left with a mere 12 people on board.
19. Passengers Being Rescued by Carpathia
This picture was taken by a passenger aboard the ocean liner Carpathia, the ship that responded to an emergency signal and came to rescue the people in lifeboats. Only a little more than 700 people were actually rescued in lifeboats.