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Sinking

Portrait of Titanic Survivor and Suffragette Elsie Bowerman Goes To Auction

January 31, 2016

On the night of April 14, 1912, a young man named Robert Hitchens was on the bridge steering the gigantic ship. At 1140, there was the sound of three bells, and suddenly the bridge on the phone started to ring. The call was from the crow’s nest, it was answered, and what was said was […]

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The Titanic Telegram Part Two of Two

November 29, 2015

The morning of April 15, 1912, the Royal Mail Steam ship, Titanic was in trouble. At approximately 11:40 pm, there were two men in the crow’s nest, Frederick Fleet and Reginald Lee. The two young men were ordered to keep a sharp eye out for icebergs, growlers, and field ice. However, the night was an unusual […]

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Titanic Cracker Goes Up for Auction and Sells

October 31, 2015

When the RMS Titanic sailed in 1912, the ship carried enough provisions for the 2200 people to be onboard the ship for a period of up to seven days. The cargo list for the ship was quite impressive, and only the best foods and drinks were available to accommodate the gourmet palates of even the richest […]

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Titanic Facts That Will Blow You Away- Part One

August 23, 2015

The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg, and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic, on the night of April 14, 1912. Even though she has been gone for 103 years, there are still news stories that are coning out about the great ship every single day.  Despite the amount of time that has passed since Titanic went […]

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RMS Carpathia: The Ship That Saved 700 Titanic Survivors

June 7, 2013

Many are familiar with the RMS Titanic, a British transatlantic cruise line that struck an iceberg and sunk on its way to America. However, fewer people are aware of the story’s main hero — the RMS Carpathia. This cruise liner saved a large portion of the people who had escaped from the ship as she […]

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Where did the Titanic Sink?

April 5, 2012

The sinking of the Titanic is a historical event full of facts and shrouded in a great deal of mystery. Many tell of captain Smith receiving an iceberg warning before tragedy struck and some even believe that if the ship had met the berg head on it could have avoided sinking. Unfortunately, the truth is […]

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The Titanic Vs. The Costa Concordia Disaster

January 22, 2012

Jan 13 marked the sinking of a vessel by the name of the Costa Concordia and comparisons between it and the sinking of the Titanic have been widely publicized. The Costa Concordia sank just recently with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on the near horizon and people from around the world […]

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Was the Titanic sinking the result of bad marketing?

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It takes more than one error to cause something as catastrophic as the Titanic disaster. According to a recent post on Printwand entitled “How an ‘Unsinkable’ Marketing Campaign Led the Titanic to Disaster,” the White Star Line’s marketing campaign may have helped contribute to the Titanic sinking. The idea of a marketing strategy causing a […]

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Video: Titanic Bowler Hat & Light Bulb (Titanic’s Recovered Artifacts)

July 5, 2011

The above video talks about the Bowler hat and light bulb recovered from the Titanic shipwreck, and was originally published by TSX on Discovery.

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Latest Titanic Expeditions to Create Long-Term Management Plan

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Many scientists, including Dr. Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the Titanic in 1985 believe that in order to preserve the nature of the ship, that something must be done. With the rate that bacteria is eating away at the ship and the damage that salvages and tourist trips have done to the Titanic, it […]

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Titanic: The Unsinkable Ship

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Unsinkable Titanic A modern marvel of construction, the Titanic was the largest and most luxurious passenger vessel of its time. Thought to be unsinkable, the Titanic was equipped with eight watertight compartments on the hull of the boat that would close if water entered them allowing the Titanic to stay afloat. The sheer size and […]

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