- maritime tradition dating from 1852 with the sinking of HMS Birkenhead when women and children were given first place in the lifeboats
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HMS Birkenhead (1845) — HMS Birkenhead , also referred to as HM Troopship Birkenhead or steam frigate Birkenhead , was one of the first iron hulled ships built for the Royal Navy.cite book|title=The Illustrated at the Fireside: True Southern African Stories|author=Roger … Wikipedia
funeral order — maritime tradition of older persons standing back to give young people first chance when boarding lifeboats or using other lifesaving equipment (see Birken’ead drill) … Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games