TITANIC DISASTER PHOTO...This haunting black and white photograph taken on board the Mackay Bennett body recovery ship following the Titanic disaster shows a mass funeral for dozens of the dead being buried in the Atlantic Ocean. The image - which has been discovered a century on from the disaster in 1912 - shows body bags stacked on the windswept deck while two crewman tip up a stretcher to drop a victim over the side.
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."
This is Rosa Abbott, a Third Class passenger on Titanic. Rosa was the only woman to be pulled alive from the icy waters on that fateful night. She was travelling on Titanic with her sons, Rossmore, aged 16, and Eugene, aged 13. When the ship sank, she was pulled into collapsible Lifeboat A. Her sons did not survive.