Pitman, Mr. Herbert John
Officer: Third Officer
19 Nov 1877
Sutton Montis, Somerset, England
6 Dec 1961
Pitcombe, Somerset, England
The Ship's Third Officer was instructed to take charge of Lifeboat 5 by Chief Officer Murdoch. He intended to return to collect further passengers from the water but was convinced otherwise by the occupants of Lifeboat 5. He felt burdened with guilt for the rest of his life.
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica