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Reginald Lee

Reginald Robinson Lee
Reginald Lee
Born (1870-05-19)19 May 1870
Benson, England, UK
Died 6 August 1913(1913-08-06) (aged 43)
Southampton, England, UK

Reginald Robinson Lee (19 May 1870 – 6 August 1913) was a lookout stationed in the crow's nest of the RMS Titanic when the ship collided with an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on 14 April 1912.


Born in Benson, England, Lee served in the Royal Navy as Assistant-Paymaster until placed on the retired list in February 1900.[1]

He joined the Titanic's crew on 6 April 1912, having been transferred from its sister ship, RMS Olympic.[2] On 14 April, Lee joined lookout Frederick Fleet in the crow's nest beginning at 10 p.m. The binoculars that the two men should have used were unavailable as the keys to the case In which they were stored were not on board,[3] forcing the lookouts to use their own eyesight.[2] Lee was ordered to man lifeboat No. 13, which was launched from the starboard side of Titanic at 1:30 a.m. As a result, Lee survived the sinking, as did Fleet.

Lee testified before the Board of Trade Inquiry into the disaster, but died shortly thereafter from pneumonia-related complications in Kenilworth, on 6 August 1913.


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27160. p. 691. 2 February 1900.
  2. ^ a b Mr Reginald Robinson Lee - Titanic Biography - Encyclopedia Titanica at
  3. ^ Lord, Walter (1955). A Night to remember.

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