Titanic Survivor Violet Jessop

Titanic Survivor Violet Jessop

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 1916. Even more amazingly, she had been aboard the Britannic’s other sister ship, the … Read More

Unsinkable Molly Brown

The Unsinkable Molly Brown: Biography of a Titanic Survivor

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. Though she’s undoubtedly best known as a survivor of … Read More

A Real-Life Titanic Love Story?

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 … Read More

Titanic Poem: The Voyage

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 … Read More

Famous People Aboard the Titanic

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

The Story of Ruth Becker: Titanic Survivor

Ruth Elizabeth Becker, known later as Ruth Becker Blanchard, was one of the youngest passengers on the Titanic at 12. Until relatively recently was one of the few remaining Titanic survivors. Her story is harrowing, but it’s inspirational that someone so young could exhibit such bravery, even in the face … Read More

Titanic Survivor Edward Beane

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 returned to his hometown of Norwich to marry Ethel Clarke. The ceremony occurred before the Titanic left, and … Read More

Titanic Survivor Ellen Bird

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. Samuel Bird was living in London when she was employed as a maid by Mrs. Isidor … Read More

Titanic Survivor Eleanor Shuman

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, … Read More

The Amazing Story of Titanic Survivor Charles Joughin

One of the most famous Titanic survivor stories is that of Charles Joughin. The man who somehow drank his way through 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 … Read More