A Review of Raise the Titanic – “God Himself they said couldn’t sink her…”

December 7, 2013

Raise the Titanic is a novel by the popular author Clive Cussler.  In 1980, the book that Cussler wrote was adapted for the big screen, and it came out five years before the real RMS Titanic was actually found on the ocean floor. While the movie featured an all-star cast including Jason Robards, Alec Guinness, […]

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Titanic: The Complete Story DVD Volume 1 Review – “She was the largest ship in the world…”

November 28, 2013

The Complete Story Volume 1 was first released in 1994 and is divided into two sections: Titanic: Death of a Dream and Titanic: The Legend Lives On. For any Titanic historian, this documentary starts at the beginning, going all the way back to when the Titanic was just an idea in the mind of J. […]

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Famous Ships that Sank Part 2: The Lusitania

July 31, 2013

The Lusitania was a passenger ship running between the US and Great Britain during and before WWI.  She was renowned for both her speed and luxury, but came to an ill fate when she was torpedoed by a German uboat in the early summer of 1915, with great loss of life.

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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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Titanic Band Members And Their Stories

May 19, 2013

On Wednesday, April 10, 1912, in Southampton, UK, eight musicians boarded the RMS Titanic as second-class passengers.  Their group ticket number was 250654.  They were not employees of the White Star Line but were contracted to them through a company that placed musicians on many British liners – the Liverpool firm of C.W. & F.N. […]

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Famous Ships That Sank Part 1: The Bismarck

April 27, 2013

As the first post on our series “Famous Ships that Sank”, we’re covering the famed German Battleship Bismarck.  The shipwreck was discovered by none other than Robert Ballard (who also discover the Titanic) in 1989 about 3 miles below the surface of the Atlantic.

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Wallace Hartley’s Titanic Violin Discovered

March 16, 2013

Wallace Hartley, the son of a mill worker, learned to play music as a student at the George St Wesleyan School and later played at a local chapel where his father was choirmaster. Survivors recount seeing the band playing even as water gushed on board, a scene which has been captured and recounted in most […]

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Titanic Quarter

March 2, 2013

The Titanic Quarter (TQ) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been labeled one of the world’s largest urban-waterfront regeneration projects.  Created on the site where the “unsinkable ship” was designed and built, TQ will eventually cover 185 acres.  A 30-year project, it combines residential, commercial, retail, educational and tourism space.  The first phase opened in March, […]

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Is Robert Ballard Tired Of Talking About The Titanic?

February 3, 2013

In a recent interview from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, Robert Ballard, the discoverer of the Titanic, touched on a number of interesting subjects, some related to the “unsinkable ship”, others going beyond that.

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Floating Titanic Hotels

January 25, 2013

This week “The Titanic Sinking Boutique Hotel” will open at Liverpool’s Salthouse Dock.  This ten- room, three-bedroom hotel will have a replica of the first class dining room, state-of-the-art living quarters, and a luxury ballroom.

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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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