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Mr. and Mrs Spedden with their six year old son Douglas, his nanny and the maid Helen all made their way on to the deck of the Titanic. They arrived on the starboard side as lifeboat 3 was taking on all women and children.
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Dead Passengers On board the lifeboat water was slowly seeping in. It was freezing in the Atlantic Ocean that night but the sea was calm. As the night turned into dawn the lifeboat now contained freezing water which came up to the passengers knees.
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He was spared the horrific sight of bodies floating all around the Lifeboats once the Titanic finally sank to the bottom of the ocean at 2.20 am on that terrible morning of 15th April 1912.