titanic-survivor- frank-goldsmith-1On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the freezing cold waters of the North Atlantic with over 1500 people still swarming its decks. The only survivors were 705 people that were in 20 lifeboats, and those poor souls watched in horror as the most beautiful ship in the world sank slowly, and they were completely helpless to do anything about it. The people who were in those lifeboats were men and woman, but what people failed to realize is that there were children too, and those little boys and little  girls had a horrific memory that would stay with them for the rest of their lives especially if they lost a parent on the deck of the doomed ship. One such young boy that survived the disaster was nine-year-old Frankie Goldsmith, and his father, Frank Goldsmith, was one of the grand ship’s victims. [click to continue…]

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titanic-survivor- charlotte-appleton-1The night of April 15, 1912 was the night that the world’s biggest and most famous ship, the RMS Titanic sank beneath the cold dark waters of the North Atlantic. When rescue ships finally made it to the Titanic’s last reported position, all they wound was debris, bodies, and the rescue ship Carpathia that was picking up the lifeboats that carried only 705 survivors.  Those rescue ships sent word back to the world that the most unthinkable thing had happened, and the biggest ship in the world was gone, and some of the richest people in the world were now dead.  [click to continue…]

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titanic-survivor- stories-jack-thayer-1“In my mind, the world of today awoke April 15, 1912,” is a very famous quote that was said by 17-year-old Titanic survivor, Jack Thayer. The quote that he said over 100 years ago seemed particularly significant because the young man was saying a lot, not only about the age he came from, but how different the world would be now that the biggest ship in the world, the RMS Titanic was now lost at sea with over 1500 people that were still on board her. The age that Jack Thayer was born into was known as the Gilded Age, and the loss of the Titanic shook the world so fiercely that it had forever been changed. [click to continue…]

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titanic-survivor- lawrence-beesley-3Among the 705 Titanic survivors, there was a science teacher named Lawrence Beesley. The fact that Beesley had survived the disaster as a man was surprising, but he was not branded a coward because of the circumstances of his being saved. As the number 13 lifeboat was being lowered, the crew member in charge of it saw that there was room for more people, and he saw Beesley standing on the deck and called out to him. The crew member asked Beesley if there were any women and children around him, and he replied that there were none because Beesley was all alone. Because Lawrence Beesley was alone, the crew member ordered the young science teacher to get into the lifeboat.  If not for the crew member, Beesley would have been among the lost on that tragic day that the RMS Titanic sank. [click to continue…]

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titanic-survivor- stories-joseph-boxhall-5On April 15, 1912, the biggest ship in the world, the RMS Titanic sank into the waters of the North Atlantic.  Up until the Titanic sank, it had been hailed as being the biggest ship in the world, was called practically unsinkable, and the richest men and women in the world were traveling aboard the beautiful ship in First Class. The Titanic was celebrated for being a floating palace filled with luxury, and the ship itself, was a great example of the progress of mankind, and the men who built her felt like they were the kings of the universe.  When the Titanic sank, it was something that no one expected, and the shock wave from it could be felt all around the world, and a Fourth Officer named Joseph Boxhall saw it all. [click to continue…]

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Titanic Survivor Stories – Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall – Part One

June 22, 2014

Anyone that has seen the movie, A Night To Remember saw a paragraph that talked about the fact that Joseph Boxhall, along with many of the survivors, that spoke to Walter Lord, and helped him write what is considered to be one of the best books ever about the RMS Titanic. After the book was […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories – Marconi Radio Operator Harold Sydney Bride

June 8, 2014

The night of April 14th, 1912, is one of the most memorable nights in all of history, and everyone in the world knows what the date means. The mighty ship, the RMS Titanic, was considered to be the biggest in the world, and at 11:40 PM, the big ship tried to turn out of the […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories – First Officer William Murdoch

June 2, 2014

One of the most famous nights ever was the night that the RMS Titanic struck and iceberg and sank. The death toll for the Titanic sinking was over 1500 people, and when the 705 survivors got back to New York City, everyone wanted to know what happened and why such a tragedy had taken place.  […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories – Lookout Frederick Fleet

May 31, 2014

The job of a lookout is to sit up in the crow’s nest of a ship and look out for and danger that the ship may encounter during both the day and night.  If something happens, like an object is not seen, then the blame for the accident may fall on the two men up […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories – Lookout Reginald Lee

May 26, 2014

At 11:40 pm, on the night of April 14, 1912, two men were sitting up in the crow’s nest of the RMS Titanic. The weather was freezing cold, and despite the fact they had on thick coats, the freezing cold air cut through them both like knives.  Suddenly, out of the darkness, Frederick Fleet saw […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories – Second Class Officer Charles Lightoller – Part Two

May 25, 2014

After the RMS Titanic went down, the RMS Carpathia from the Cunard Line came along and picked up the 705 survivors who were floating around in 20 lifeboats. Among the surviving men, women, and children, were a few of the Titanic’s officers, but the one that was of the highest rank was Second Officer Charles […]

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