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Stories

A Real-Life Titanic Love Story?

January 7, 2013

Everyone knows of the fictional love story between Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater (who later called herself Rose Dawson) in the movie Titanic.  Reconstructed through interviews given to Italian reporters late in his life, the story of Emilio Portaluppi (and 37 other Italians on the ship) is told in a new documentary, “The Italians […]

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Titanic Poem: The Voyage

December 18, 2012

This moving poem was sent to me by Frank O’Brien, from Cobh (Queenstown)! We’re excited to be able to feature it on TitanicUniverse.com. Enjoy, and let us know what you think! The Voyage Lay still Majestic Lady, in your slumber beneath the deep Hold close those there with you, as they sleep their eternal sleep […]

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Famous People Aboard the Titanic

February 18, 2012

The Titanic was the most luxurious cruise ship of its time and this drew in a diversity of important individuals. Ranging from first to third class, the collection of passengers both rich and poor have rich background stories and had impact both inside and outside the topic of the Titanic. Here are some of the […]

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The Story of Ruth Becker: Titanic Survivor

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Ruth Elizabeth Becker, known later as Ruth Becker Blanchard, was one of the youngest passengers on the Titanic at 12 years old, and until relatively recently was one of the few remaining Titanic survivors. Her story is harrowing, but it’s inspirational that someone so young was able to exhibit such bravery, even in the face […]

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown: Biography of a Titanic Survivor

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You might recognize The Unsinkable Molly Brown as the moniker of possibly the most famous Titanic survivor, but the fact is that “Molly’s” real name was Margaret Tobin Brown. She’s been featured as a bold, audacious character in multiple Titanic movies, and though she’s certainly best known as a survivor of the Titanic sinking and […]

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Titanic Survivor Violet Jessop

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One of the most amazing stories of any Titanic survivors, Violet Constance Jessop was an ocean liner stewardess and a nurse who survived the sinking of both the RMS Titanic and the HMHS Britannic in 1912 and 1916. Even more amazingly, she had been aboard the Britannic’s other sister ship the RMS Olympic when it […]

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Titanic Survivor Edward Beane

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Born on November 19th in England in 1879, Edward Beane was the son of George Beane and Mary A. Cox. He moved to New York where he worked as a bricklayer and he had returned to his home town of Norwich to get married to Ethel Clarke. The ceremony took place before the Titanic would […]

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Titanic Survivor Ellen Bird

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Born in 1881 at Old Buckenham, Norfolk, and the daughter of Samuel Bird and his wife Maryann, Titanic survivor Ellen Bird was one of 11 children. The family lived at Stackford Old Buckenham Norfolk. Bird was living in London when she was employed as a maid by Mrs. Isidor Strauss just before their return to […]

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Titanic Survivor Eleanor Shuman

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When Titanic survivor Eleanor Shuman was aboard the sinking ship, she was too young to remember little more than the sense of chaos aboard the vessel. She recalled the screams vividly for 85 years before she died on March 11th 1998. She was one of the last six Titanic survivors, now all of which have […]

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The Amazing Story of Titanic Survivor Charles Joughin

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One of the most famous Titanic survivor stories is that of Charles Joughin. The man who somehow drank his way though the Titanic disaster and lived to tell the tale. Here is an account of this Titanic survivor and his bizarre story that some still find hard to swallow. Like any cruise ship of current […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories Video, Accounts of the Titanic Wreck as Told by Survivors

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The sinking of the Titanic was an event that impacted many different lives from around the world. Losing 1,517 people during the disaster is enough to send chills down one’s spine of anyone who experienced the vent as well as Titanic enthusiasts looking to find out what it may have been like being a passenger […]

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