Memorial to the Engine Room Heroes (of the Titanic) Circa 1916The memorial was originally intended to be for the thirty two engineers who stayed at their posts on the tragic night of 15th April 1912 when the Titanic (built in Belfast for the Liverpool based White Star Line) sank .
Phillips, the first Marconi operator aboard the Titanic, stuck to his post until the last, jumped from the sinking ship, was taken aboard life raft & died before rescuers reached him. According to the story told by Thomas Whiteley, who was a waiter on the Titanic. Phillips was on the overturned lifeboat with me. He was dead & taken aboard the Carpathia. They tried to revive him, but it was too late. There were four burials at sea-one sailor, two firemen, & Phillips.
Wireless hero died right after Titanic sank (1912)
A copper kettle from Titanic's galley lies in the debris field, a third of a mile south of the bow of the great luxury liner at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Strong bottom currents and particles in the water have polished the kettle so that it appears as clean as it was when the ship sank during its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. (Denver Post Archives)
A golden spoon found among the debris of the Titanic wreck was among a sampling of Titanic artifacts on display, Jan. 5, 2012 in New York. The complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the RMS Titanic will be auctioned by Guernsey's Auction House in April. (Bebeto Matthews/Associated Press) #
"I could see the lights of the ship starting to go under water, then soundlessly, perhaps a mile away, it just went down. It was gone. Oh yes, the sky was very black and the stars were very bright. They told me the people in the water were singing, but I knew they were screaming." Madeleine Mellinger in a Toronto Star interview, April 15, 1974, Titanic survivor
Days after the Titanic sank the body of a baby boy was found and recovered from the North Atlantic. After the child could not be identified he was buried in Nova Scotia with a tombstone reading simply ‘The Unknown Child’. In 2001 researchers at Lakeland University in Ontario were granted permission to exhume the body. By consulting the passenger lists they had narrowed down the possible identity to one of four children: Gosta Paulson, Eino Panula, Eugene Rice and Sidney Goodwin. Initial…
Nathalie Rogers, shown in an undated photo, was the daughter of Clara Frauenthal, who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Clara spent the last 16 years of her life in Greenwich. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT