SS Nomadic along side port train station. Cherbourg, 1910s
mailed Tuesday April 23, 1912, little more than a week after the ‘Titanic’ sank, and only a few days after survivors arrived in New York. Card, no doubt sent in response to cabled messages, addressed to Brighton German Bank of Cincinnati, OH, and reads: ‘The White Star Line most gratefully acknowledges the expression of your deep sympathy, and shares with you profound sorrow for all to whom the loss of the S.S. “Titanic” has brought great bereavement.’
How The Titanic Sank - Survivor Accounts - (Aaron1912)
Violet Jessop in her Voluntary Aid Detachment uniform while assigned to HMHS Britannic
Violet Constance Jessop (2 October 1887 – 5 May 1971) was an ocean liner stewardess and nurse who achieved fame by surviving the disastrous sinkings of both the RMS Titanic and the HMHS Britannic in 1912 and 1916 respectively. In addition, she had been on board the RMS Olympic, their sister ship, when it collided with the protected cruiser HMS Hawke in 1911.
Y’all saw the mock up of the phones on the Titanic’s bridge during the iceberg scene in the 1997 movie, well here’s an actual photo of the telephones on the bridge of the Titanic’s sister ship Olympic.
Rare image of RMS Titanic nearing completion. March 1912
Source: ‘Titanic and Her Sisters’ on FB
Charlotte Collyer and her 8-year-old daughter Marjorie.
Note the White Star Line blanket over her lap
Titanic Engineers’ memorial, Southampton.
Titanic Archive - 1957 Interviews (by BBC South Today)
Have you ever wanted to find out what was inside the Titanic? Now you can!
These General Arrangement Plans of Titanic, provided online by Encyclopedia Titanic, courtesy the plans’ creator, Bruce Beveridge, illustrate every deck/level of the ship, from the Boat Deck to the Tank Top. It shows the layout of the rooms, as well as the layout of furniture and equipment within them. You can view the plans deck-by-deck here:
Click and drag to move around the plans, use the buttons below the plan window to zoom and expand the window size, and use the buttons above to switch between decks. Please note that these plans are not meant to be a 100% accurate representation of Titanic’s interiors. It’s meant only to show Titanic’s overall layout, is based partly on Titanic’s sister ship, Olympic, and has some inaccuracies, with other details the subject of debate. It is, however, the best publicly available G/A plan of Titanic you’ll find for now.
There is also an ongoing project to virtually recreate the Titanic inside and out in detailed 3D, including every room you see on these plans, called “Titanic: Honor and Glory”. It’s not yet finished or available, but you can see some of it on Facebook here, or on the Honor and Glory Tumblr blog here.
Isidor and Ida Straus
On the night of the sinking, Isidor and Ida Straus were seen standing near Lifeboat No. 8 in the company of Mrs. Straus’s maid, Ellen Bird. Although the officer in charge of the lifeboat was willing to allow the elderly couple to board the lifeboat with Miss Bird, Isidor Straus refused to go so as long as there were women and children still remaining on the ship. He urged his wife to board, but she refused, saying, “We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go.” Her words were witnessed by those already in Lifeboat No. 8 as well as many others who were on the boat deck at the time. Isidor and Ida were last seen standing arm in arm on the deck.
A recreation of the Titanic’s wireless messages leading up to and through the sinking. The final message was cut off when a stoker tried to steal radio operator Jack Phillips’ life belt. Subduing the stoker, Phillips and assistant Harold Bride heard the water spilling onto the forward end of the boat deck. Switching the radio off, they went their separate ways. Phillips ran aft and was never seen again. Bride ran forward and found refuge on an overturned collapsible lifeboat with 30 other men including the ship’s second officer Charles Lightoller. Bride was eventually rescued and survived the sinking.