- Myra Danielle: "When i was I in the dining room eating toast. then i head explosion. most people stayed there and continued eating and talking. later. i walked over to my husband Eric. and told him: "let's get to the boat deck." So when we got to the boat deck, we saw people getting into the lifeboats. i came over to the officer and said: "what is even happening!" he replied: "ma'am, i need you to get in the boat!" i replied: SO WE'RE SINKING?!?" the officer just said: "just get into the boat, and watch your step." i listened and stepped into the boat. but 3 minutes later. my husband came in. oh the relief!"
2. George Archibald: "while i was in my 3rd class cabin i heard an explosion, but i thought it was just a noise in the engine room. a few minutes later i woke up to water up to my toes! i was scared. the water was so cold, -2 degrees! i got to e deck of the grand staircase and ran up the stairs. this took a while. but when i finally got to the boat deck, i realized the water was up the bow! i then did something stupid, something i regret doing. i ran to the stern and held on the railing. just when the ship was about to plunge. i jumped off into the icy water. i swam and saw a pallet. climbed on it and watch the SS tech disappear under the water. a second class man tried to steal my pallet. i punched him in the face! and he swam away. after waiting on the pallet. a lifeboat came over to me. the officer shouted: "theres a man still alive!" i grabbed his arms and pulled myself into the boat.
3. Thomas Allison: "on the SS tech i was a stoker. its a dirty boiling job. but someones gotta do it. at least there were other stokers. then i heard an explosion, half a second later tons of cold, salty water rushed in. i fell to the floor and went unconscious for a few seconds. when i woke up, i thought i died and gone to heaven, but i was still alive. i tried to grab on to something, then a grabbed a bar and lifted myself up i swam in the whirlpool of cold, salty water i got to the stairs and ran to the grand staircase. i ran up and up the stairs until i got to the boat deck, i saw a lifeboat in the water. and i jumped! i landed into the water right next to lifeboat, i said: "please let me on!" the officer in charge of the lifeboat said: "okay, but be careful not to capsize us!" so i climbed in the boat, lucky to be alive. i was one of the only stokers to survive the sinking.