Why was J.J Astor denied entrance on lifeboat while 57 other men in 1st class were saved?

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  • Marli
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    There are many books and websites about Titanic that will answer your questions. The Astors were on the side of the ship loaded by 2nd Officer Lightoller, whose policy was "women and children only". He allowed only one male passenger board a lifeboat (and he had to climb down to it via a rope) because it had only one seaman and the passenger was a yachtsman. J.J. Astor asked to go with his pregnant wife. Had Mrs. Astor been assisted into boat 6 instead of waiting for boat 4, Col. Astor, a yachtsman himself, might have been the man who climbed down that rope, instead of the man who did.

    Most of the other male 1st class survivors were on the side of the ship loaded by 1st Officer Murdoch. His policy was "women and children first. Husbands allowed if their wives won't go without them.

    There were at least 2 males from 1st class rescued from upturned Collapsable boat B, 2 or 3 1st class men who jumped into Boat 13 when it was in the sea, 1 picked up by a boat he swam toward.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Marti gave a great answer that was not junk based on fiction movies and speculation.

    • Marli
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      2 months agoReport

      Thank you.

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  • 2 months ago

    According to legend originating from word-of-mouth claims by survivors, when Astor's turn came up he gave up his place to other passengers.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    He didn't attempt to get on a lifeboat.

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  • 2 months ago

    Maybe he was a jerk.

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    maybe he chose to go down with the ship and give other men a chance. or he could have been hurt or killed.

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