20 Eerie And Captivating Photos Of The Titanic That We Promise You’ve Never Seen Before

20 Eerie And Captivating Photos Of The Titanic That We Promise You’ve Never Seen Before




11. Mrs. Charlotte Collyer with her daughter Marjorie. They both survived the disaster.

Titanic
Image: Library of Congress

The image above was captured several days after the incident. However, their faces reflect the horrifying ordeal they went through.

Did you know? Only 31.6% of the total percentage of passengers and crew survived. 53.4% could have survived, given the number of spaces available on the Titanic lifeboats.

12. Brothers Michel (age four) and Edmond Navratil (age two) after being rescued from the sinking ship.

French boys, brothers Michel (age four) and Edmond Navratil (age two)
Image: Library of Congress

Brothers Michel and Edmond Navratil from France boarded the Titanic with their father Louis Hoffman. However, Hoffman did not survive and the image was captured before the orphans were properly identified.

Did you know? Only two dogs survived the disaster (lapdogs taken aboard lifeboats by their owners).

13. Margaret “Maggie” Brown posthumously known as “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, presenting a trophy cup award to Carpathia Captain Arthur Henry Rostron.

"The Unsinkable Molly Brown", Carpathia captain
Image: Library of Congress

Margaret Brown is best remembered for exhorting the crew in Lifeboat No. 6. She also returned to the debris field of the 1912 sinking of RMS Titanic to look for survivors. Brown helped others board the lifeboats but was finally persuaded to leave the ship in Lifeboat No. 6. The image above captured the moment Unsinkable Molly Brown presented a trophy cup award to Carpathia Captain Arthur Henry Roston for his service in the rescue of the Titanic.



14. People attending fundraiser for the RMS Titanic survivors.

Chorus girl, Yankees vs Giants, Stadium, football
Image: Library of Congress

Soon after the tragedy, 14,000 people attended a Yankees vs. Giants baseball game in order to raise funds for the RMS Titanic survivors.

Did you know? The Titanic lays 12,600 feet beneath the ocean and the bow of the ship penetrated 18 metres into the sea bed.

15. Entertainer George M. Cohan (left) selling special Sunday copies of the New York American newspaper to benefit survivors and their families.

Entertainer George M. Cohan
Image: Library of Congress

Did you know? The richest person on board the Titanic was John Jacob Astor IV. In today’s terms, his net worth would have been $2 billion. However, he did not survive. According to several witness accounts, when the Titanic hit the iceberg, without realizing the implications, he had joked,

‘I had asked for ice, but this is absolutely ridiculous.’

16. Several first class passengers aboard the Titanic being served drinks.

Titanic first class passengers
Image: Library of Congress

The image was captured while the Titanic was making her maiden voyage. Refreshments included coffee, tea and chocolate.

Did you know? The youngest and the last survivor was two-month-old Millvina Dean. She passed away on May 31, 2009, when she was 97 years old.




17. Survivors being pulled alongside the Carpathia.

Rescue, Carpathia
Image: Library of Congress

These are a few of the people who were rescued from the wreckage and brought to safety.

Did you know? First Officer William McMaster Murdoch ordered the ship to turn but it was too large to do so in time. According to leading experts who analyzed the damage, if the ship had hit the iceberg head-on, it would not have sunk.

18. Straus Memorial Park in New York City.

Straus Memorial Park in New York City.
Image: Library of Congress

The Straus Memorial Park in New York City was built to commemorate those who died on board the Titanic.

Did you know? The captain of the ship, Edward Smith’s last words were,

‘I release you as you have done your duty. The rules of the sea are known to all. It is now every man for himself.’

Smith went down with his ship.

19. A funeral service being held in memory of the Titanic.

Funeral services in memory of the Titanic at Seamen's Church Institute, New York City.
Image: Library of Congress

The service took place at Seamen’s Church Institute, New York City.

Did you know? The lookout officer of that disastrous night was Frederick Fleet, who had alerted others saying, ‘Iceberg! Iceberg ahead!’ The total time between Fleet noticing the iceberg, to Murdock ordering the ship to turn, to the ship hitting the iceberg, was 37 seconds. Fleet survived but Murdoch did not make it.

20. Captain Arthur Henry Rostron next to the cup presented to him by Titanic survivors – May 1912.

Captain Arthur Henry Rostron next to the silver loving cup that Titanic survivors presented to him in May 1912.
Image: Library of Congress

Did you know? The approximate number of artifacts that have been recovered from the wreck site as of now is 6,000.




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