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Emily Rugg

Birthplace: St Sampson, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Death: July 08, 1958 (67)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Place of Burial: Silverbrook Cemetery and Memorial Park, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Henry Rugg and Rachel Selina Rugg
Sister of Rita May Seabrook; William James Rugg; Violet Louisa Rugg; Private; Private and 1 other

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About Emily Rugg

Miss Emily Rugg

  • Titanic Survivor
  • Born: Thursday 19th December 1889 in St. Sampson;s, Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Age: 22 years 3 months and 27 days (Female)
  • Marital Status: Never married
  • Last Residence: in Guernsey, Channel Islands, Great Britain
  • Nationality: Channel Islander (Great Britain)
  • 2nd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 31026 , £10 10s
  • Destination: Wilmington United States
  • Rescued (boat 12)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Tuesday 8th July 1958 aged 68 years
  • Reference: deck plans of R.M.S. Titanic
  • Reference: Life Boat No. 12

Miss Emily Rugg, 21, was born at Guernsey, Channel Islands. Her father, W.H. Rugg, resided at Bus Road, St. Sampson's, Guernsey. She was on her way to her aunt at Wilmington, Delaware. To reach her destination, she boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger. She had bought ticket number C.A. 31026 for £10 10s. She travelled with, amongst others, Lillian Winifred Black .

Being asleep, a jar aroused her. Looking out, she saw a mass of ice. She went on deck and saw the lifeboats were made ready for lowering. Back in her cabin she dressed and aroused two women friends in the adjoining cabin. On deck a member of the crew dragged her forward to a lifeboat and lifted her into it. This boat was well overcrowded. She saw an Italian jumping from the deck into a lifeboat landing upon a woman. She saw the Titanic go down and seemend broken in half. The stern arose onto the air, the lights went out as it did so. A moment later the ship plunged beneath the surface.

Miss Rugg survived the sinking. She was rescued by the Carpathia in lifeboat 12. In New York, she was awaited by her uncle, Mr F.W. Queripel of 119 South Van Buren Street, Wilmington, a grocer.

Survivor of the Titanic disaster.

Emily was the daughter of William Rugg and Rachel Bogourd.

She survived Titanic leaving in lifeboat 12. Her cabin mates were Lilian Bentham and an elder lady whom Emily and Lilian had to dress after she became hysterical.

Emily lived the rest of her life in Wilmington, Delaware, She never married and died in the local hospital of heart disease.

Emily was buried in Silverbrook cemetery on 11 July 1958.

BOAT NO. 12.* No male passenger in this boat.

British Report (p. 38) says this was the fourth boat lowered on port side at 1.25 a. m.

Passengers: Miss Phillips.

Bade good-bye to his daughter and sank with the ship: Mr, Phillips. Women and children, 40.

Crew: Seamen Poigndestre (in charge), F. Clench. Later, Lucas and two firemen were transferred from boat '*D."

Jumped from deck below as boat was lowered: 1 Frenchman.

Total: 43.

Transfers were made to this boat first from Engelhardt "D" and second, from Engelhardt upset boat "B, so that it reached the Carpathians side with seventy, or more.

INCEDENTS F. Clench, A. B. (Am. Inq., p. 636).

The second officer and myself stood on the gunwale and helped load women and children. The chief officer passed them along to us and we filled three boats, No. 12 first. In each there were about forty or fifty people. After finishing No. 16 boat, I went back to No. 12. "How many men (crew) have you in this boat?" the chief officer said, and I said, "Only one, sir" . He looked up and said: "Jump into that boat" , and that made a complement of two seamen. An able seaman was in charge of this boat. (Poigndestrc.) We had instructions to keep our eye on No. 14 and keep together.

There was only one male passenger in our boat, and that was a Frenchman who jumped in and we could not find him. He got under the thwart, mixed up with the women, just as we dropped into the water before the boat was lowered and with- out our knowledge. Officer Lowe transferred some of his people into our boat and others, making close on to sixty, and pretty full up. When Mr. Lowe was gone I heard shouts. I looked around and saw a boat in the way that appeared to be like a funnel; we thought it was the top of a funnel. (It was Engelhardt overturned boat "B.") There were about twenty on this, and we took off approximately ten, making seventy in my boat.

John Poigndestre, A. B. (Br. Inq., p. 82).

Lightoller ordered us to layoff and stand by close to the ship. Boat "D" and three lifeboats made fast to No. 12. Stood off about 100 yards after ship sank. Not enough sailors to help pick up swimmers. No light. Transfer of about a dozen women passengers from No. 14 to No. 12. About 150 yards off when Titanic sank. No compass.

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Emily Rugg's Timeline

January 19, 1890
December 19, 1890
St Sampson, Guernsey, Channel Islands
July 8, 1958
Age 67
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Silverbrook Cemetery and Memorial Park, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA