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U.S. Navy daily memorandum reporting the Titanic's collision with an iceberg, April 15, 1912.
First Quartermaster Robert Hichens steered the Titanic into the iceberg. He later got into a fight in the lifeboat with 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' which brought her lifelong fame. Hichens continued to work aboard ships after the sinking.
Violet Constance Jessop - The Unsinkable Woman. She survived all 3 of the White Star Line’s sister ships' disasters. She was a stewardess aboard the Olympic when it collided with a ship in 1911. She was a stewardess aboard the Titanic when it hit the iceberg. The Britannic was made into a hospital ship for WWI. Violet became a nurse & was working aboard when an explosion sank the ship. Violet continued to work for shipping lines until she retired in 1950. She died in 1971 of heart failure.
A poster prepared by the White Star Line's New York office to promote the RMS Titanic's return trip from New York, scheduled for April 20, 1912. The largest ship afloat at the time, the Titanic sank in the north Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City
Not so "Beautiful" but a beautiful story of humanity...Strauss was a US Congressman, Macy's Department Store Owner and merchant. However, he is best remembered for his dignified manner of death aboard the RMS Titanic, which sank in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. Born in Otterberg, Germany, of a cultivated family, his father, a successful merchant suffered from political repression and emigrated with the family in 1852, setting up a general store in Talbotton, Georgia. Young Isi...
Mrs Bessie Waldo Allison, her husband, son and daughter, boarded the Titanic at Southampton as first class passengers. When the Titanic hit the iceberg, Alice Cleaver took Trevor and left with him in lifeboat 11 . Bess Allison was put in a boat with Loraine, but refused to leave the ship without her baby. She dragged Loraine out of the boat and started searching for Alice and Trevor. Bess's body, if recovered, was never identified
Roberta Elizabeth Mary Maioni, 20, was born in Norfolk in 1892. She boarded the Titanic at Southampton, travelling as maid to the Countess of Rothes. According to her family, she became fond of a young crew member, but the romance was cut short when the Titanic collided with an iceberg. The crew member gave Roberta a White Star badge from his uniform which she always kept with her in later life. She never revealed the steward's identity. The Countess and Ms Maioni were rescued in lifeboat 8.
Captain Edward Smith was apparently seen drinking in the saloon bar of the doomed ship in the run-up to the catastrophic collision that led to its sinking on 15th April 1912. History books record that the white-whiskered skipper was woken in his cabin when the ship struck the iceberg and bravely decided to go down with his ship. But a previously unseen account by survivor Emily Richards blames the Captain for the tragedy and says he was drinking hours before the collision, Daily Mail reported