Diary of a sailor who retrieved bodies of Titanic victims from the ocean. Fine weather started to pick up bodies at six a.m. and continued all day till five thirty P.M. Recovered fifty one bodies, forty six men four women and one baby. Burried twenty four men at sea at eight fifteen P.M. Rev Canon Hinds in attendance also Ships Company. Bodies in good state but badly bruised by being knocked about in the water.
Pictured here is of young Douglas Spedding with his parents and his toy polar bear at his feet. Douglas was American born in November 19,1905, the son of Frederic and Daisy Spedden, a wealthy New York couple. They liked to travel and go on European tours. They took their son, Douglas with them everywhere they went including Titanic's first voyage. Douglas was then a boy of 7 years.
Twenty-Four year old Fredrick Fleet was the lookout who first sighted the iceberg that sank the Titanic. He left the sea in 1936. He worked for Harland and Wolff's Southampton shipyard during World War II, after which he became a night watchman for the Union Castle Line.
April 25, 1983: Samantha Smith invited to visit USSR. The 9-year-old girl was worried about a war, so she wrote directly to Yuri Andropov to ask him about his intentions. In return, she received a letter emphasizing the USSR's desire for peace, and an invitation to visit the country. She spent 2 weeks there with her parents, and wrote a book about her experiences when she returned home. Sadly, Samantha was killed in a plane crash two years later.
Lookout crew; Frederick was buried in a pauper's grave at Hollybrook Cemetery, in Southampton. The grave went unmarked until 1993, when a headstone bearing an engraving of Titanic was erected through donations by the Titanic Historical Society.
Madeline inherited from her husband the income from a five million dollar trust fun and the use of his home on fifth Ave, and in the Newport so long as she did not marry. In August 1912 she gave birth to a son with whom she was pregnant on the Titanic and she named him after her husband, John Jacob Astor.
The first complete views of the legendary wreck: Ethereal views of Titanic's bow offer a comprehensiveness of detail never seen before. The optical mosaics each consist of 1,500 high-resolution images rectified using sonar data. (Copyright 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Jock Hume, played the violin in Titanic's band. Starcrossed lovers: Jock Hume, right, in a portrait released by his family after the Titanic sank. Left, Mary Costin in 1915. Click on picture to read their story.
*CHERYL GORSUCH: holds what is believed to be the last remaining complete Titanic ticket that was used by 19-year old survivor Anna Sofia Sjoblom. The document, possibly the only complete one of its kind for the Titanic, is an immigrant inspection card that was issued to Sjoblom of Finland, who pinned it to the inside of her jacket. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Steve Ringman)
Francis Davis Millet one of the Broadway Group of Artists, died on the Titanic. He was last seen helping women and children into a lifeboat. His body was recovered and he is buried in Massachusetts. He was on the titanic returning to the USA because he was part of the committee deciding on the design of the Lincoln Memorial.