One of Titanic’s actual portholes recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic. By looking at the way the sides of the frame are clipped vertically to fit properly, we know that this is likely a porthole from the Third Class section of the ship. The size and construction of the 9 different kinds of portholes on Titanic were strictly regulated by the Board of Trade to make sure everyone on board had plenty of light and air on their journey.
So proud: Son Richard holds a photograph of his father. Sidney was picked to be a Titanic steward after impressing bosses on its sister ship RMS Olympic. Richard said: “Dad’s steward’s uniform was impeccable. He had to make sure the rooms were spotless and the passengers well cared for. “He looked after Ida Strauss, who refused to board a lifeboat without husband Isidor. The couple died together on the ship.” A night watchman woke Sidney on the fateful night and sent him to the lifesta
A Titanic Timeline, 1909-2012 [Interactive] From the great ocean liner's construction to its sinking to its discovery on the ocean floor, the key moments in the Titanic's history. via The Scientific American #Titanic