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The extracts presented below are from newspapers consulted during research trips to the Cambridge University Library or the London branch of the British Library. These are supplemental to accounts given by the Titanic's crew upon reaching Plymouth aboard the SS Lapland, which I have been collecting separately.
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A bogus survivor account by Catharine Hancock. From the the Bournemouth Graphic of May 10th, 1912
From The Express and Echo of June 10th, 1912; grim speculation that the over 1100 bodies that were unrecovered were eaten by sharks!
A photograph of 3rd Officer Herbert Pitman, from the Somerset County Herald of April 27th, 1912.
From the Somerset County Herald of May 4th, 1912. Details and a picture of Mrs Eline McNamee.
From the Somerset County Herald of May 11th, 1912; a mystery of the sea - a rocket firer as seen from the "Romsdal" and which vanished presumably sunk, rescue being impossible due to the heavy ice pack.
The famous "Vinolia Otto Toilet Soap" advert for the Titanic, as published in the Western Evening Herald (Plymouth) of 10th April, 1912. A similar advert for the Olympic can be seen here
The Ypiranga - a ship that potentially could have reached the Titanic before she sank, had not she gone on a wild goose chase. From the Western Evening Herald (Plymouth) of 24th April, 1912
Titanic Steward W.Marriott had a foreboding regarding the Olympic and ironically thought his fortunes would improve by switching to the Titanic! From the Western Independent of April 21st, 1912.
From an unrecorded journal (probably "The War Budget" soon after the Lusitania was sunk); an interesting observation about the reluctance of sea-farers to take to lifeboats that were nearly filled to capacity.
The Hampshire Independent of 6th April, 1912 reports on the arrival of the Titanic in Southampton. Note that the reference to the Olympic and the Titanic passing each other off Portland seems to be a mistake.
The Western Weekly Mercury of 27th April 1912, showing a small picture of Gunnislake victim W.J.Ware
The Western Weekly Mercury of 4th May 1912; the tender Sir Richard Grenville takes the crew off the Lapland at Plymouth. Also shown are the crowds who gathered to meet the surviving crew, some of whom conversed with the throng through an open window.
The Evening Standard and St James Gazette of May 1st 1912 describes a colour film taken of Captain Smith and his officers before the Olympic's voyage back to England at the end of March of that year. It is not known what became of this film; the only moving footage known of Smith is in a black and white newsreel shot when the Olympic arrived in New York on its maiden voyage. A colour film of the Olympic was apparently being shown of the Olympic, according to The London Times of September 23rd, 1911 but whether this is hand tinted is unknown, as is its fate.
The Hampshire Advertiser County Newspaper of 30th March 1912 heralds the imminent arrival of the Titanic in this sketch.
The Hampshire Observer County And Local Newspaper And General Advertiser of 20th April, 1912 gives details of roast meat cook Harry Jones, a victim of the wreck and resident of Alresford in Hampshire. Also given is a brief write-up of telephone operator steward Perkins, though his christian name was actually Laurence. There is also a snippet regarding the Collyers.
the maiden voyage of the Olympic; from a sketch from maritime artist Charles Dixon
the strike that crippled the port of Southampton for a time; behind the American Liner St Paul can be seen the first two funnels of the Olympic
a close up of the Hawke's damaged bows after the collision with the Olympic
the Hawke is assisted back to harbour after the incident.
The Western Daily Mercury of April 30th, 1912, showing some of the crewman who returned home on the SS Lapland (including Frank Prentice), and their journey home on the train. A slightly enlarged version is reproduced to the right.
The Hampshire Advertiser County Newspaper of April 20th, 1912, and the announcement that steward William Ward is saved. His son Jackie was convinced that some form of disaster would befall the Titanic but was sure that his father would be saved.
The Hampshire Advertiser County Newspaper of April 20th, 1912; officers of the Olympic in their "Summer Whites" uniform. The picture shows Captain Smith, Chief Officer Wilde, First Officer Murdoch, Dr O'Loughlin and Purser McElroy.
The Hampshire Advertiser County Newspaper of 27th April 1912; the Olympic's first post-Titanic voyage is cancelled as the crew mutiny. To the right is a close-up of the Olympic; a slightly clearer, zoomed in version of the first picture, albeit with a cropped caption can be seen here
Captain Smith, and some of the passengers who were on board at the time of the Hawke collision.
another view of the Hawke and an artist's impression of the collision.
another close up of the Hawke's truncated bows.
The Hampshire Advertiser County Newspaper of May 4th, 1912; mail clerk James Bertram Williamson.
The Hampshire Advertiser County Newspaper of June 1st, 1912; an audacious fraud. Florence Searle claimed to be the wife of Titanic crewman William White and is sentenced to three months hard labour.
the main players in the Olympic vs Hawke case; Rufus Isaacs, the Attorney General; Captain Smith; Commander Blunt of the Hawke; and Sir S.T.Evans, President of the Admiralty Court.
the crowds gather at Oceanic House for news; the "Titanic's" [sic] boat deck and a Marconi cabin in an ocean liner.
Canute Chambers, the White Star Line office in Southampton, is besieged for news about the crew on the Titanic.
some of the famous passengers on the Titanic
The huge size of the Olympic class vessels is illustrated; meanwhile, donations to the Mansion House Fund continue to grow.
an artist's impression of the sinking Titanic is coupled with the narrative of 2nd class passenger Lawrence Beesley.
The huge size of the Titanic is compared to various contemporary 1912 landmarks.
Without a picture of the Captain on the bridge of the Titanic, a photo of the Olympic stands in (note that the front of the bridge is curved). Smith has been added by an artist, as has the suspicious crewman to the right.
the Californian's story hits the front page, although there is no mention of the rockets she practically ignored. The towering icebergs are fictitious.
the Olympic's lifeboat provisions and equipment are inspected.
A small feature on the Olympic, with close-ups of the photos showing some of the interiors
after the Lapland arrives in Plymouth, the Titanic's crew receive Union advice from an official on a small yacht, while the Olympic's first class passengers are taken off by the steamer "The Duke of York" after the mutiny forces their voyage to be cancelled. The passengers proceed to Liverpool in search of another liner.
the lifeboats are picked up, and the survivors, and lifeboats arrive in New York. The photo of the Carpathia picking up the lifeboat occupants is interesting as the open gangway door has been painted out!
pictures of the Titanic crew, newly returned on the Lapland.
more pictures of the returned crew.
"No preposterous Smiths here" is an obvious dig at Senator William Alden Smith, who presided over the US Inquiry, the press covers the opening of the British investigation led by Lord Mersey.
a picture of fireman George Beecham [sic]; whether this is how his name was pronounced is unknown. His name was actually spelt Beauchamp
Mrs Ismay goes to meet her husband, returning from America; the pictures below show Marconi and look-out man Reginald Lee.
the cover depicts the crew of the Californian, and Titanic stoker Hendrickson.
Symons gives evidence about boat 1. An interesting tidbit of information is that the plain backdrop upon which the half model of the Titanic was mounted was "sky blue" !
Just aft of the fourth funnel on the model, the man looking in our direction is Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon. His wife (obscured) is by his side.
bandleader Wallace Hartley is laid to rest in Colne, Lancashire.
Lady Duff-Gordon takes the stand.
On 29th March 1912, Axel Welin gave a talk to the 53rd session of the Institute of Naval Architects. It was this address that was highlighted after the Titanic disaster that said that the ship's davits could have held more than one lifeboat.
J.Bruce Ismay and his wife en route to the British Inquiry.
An article on Harvie's Lights, as used on the Titanic. An advert for the lights can be found here
A diagram depicting the collision between the Olympic and the Hawke.
The watertank tests at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington in late 1911; the Hawke and the Olympic were replicated in yellow wax in an attempt to replicate the "suction" effect.
"The Graphic" of October 29th, 1910; a schematic of the Olympic's launch apparatus drawn by the perenniel G.F.Morrell. Note the hull of the ship was actually painted light grey or white!
The tender used to bring Titanic crewman from the Lapland ashore. The photo is credited to "Newspaper Illustrations, Ltd, London."
"The Graphic" of April 20th, 1912; the Titanic's route and the lay of the icefield is depicted in a sketch.
The lifeboat situation is illustrated after the disaster. The two photographs to the right can be seen undistorted at this webpage
"The Graphic" of May 4th, 1912; drawn by Douglas Macpherson and based on material supplied by Titanic cook Isaac "John" Maynard, the Captain's final moments are depicted.
Captain Haddock of the Olympic, Harold Sanderson (MD of the White Star Line) and others, include three saved stewardesses arrive at the British Inquiry.
The crew return home, from "The Graphic" of May 4th, 1912 (unfortunately the distortion caused by the tight binding of the volume was unavoidable)
"The Graphic" of May 4th, 1912; steamship routes, land wireless stations and the extent of the reported ice.
"The Graphic" of May 4th, 1912; a stoker shins down the guywires to escape from the Olympic after the mutiny; passengers amuse themselves with gymnastics and tug-of-war while their baggage is being transferred to a tug; and the mutineers are arrested.
On June 26th, 1912, Captain Rostron is awarded a gold medal and an illuminated and framed copy of the resolution of the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society by Lord Derby, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool at the Town Hall, in gratitude for his efforts in rescuing the Titanic survivors. Pictured here is Rostron and his wife.
In mid September 1912, the British Board of Trade announced that any company signals containing rockets have been removed from their registry. This is obviously due to the Californian's neglect. Interestingly, the White Star Line, with green rockets, is not mentioned. Presumably they had already stopped using rockets. As can be seen, none of the rockets, including the White Star Line, were to be used on the high seas to prevent them from being misidentified with distress signals.
From "The World's Work" of 1907. The famous author Bram Stoker writes about the Harland and Wolff shipyard, which at that time had three gantries in place of the Arrol Gantry (one of the pictures shows the Oceanic on the stocks). Today, the restored Nomadic sits in the Hamilton Graving Dock.
Coupled to the above article about the shipyard, the plans show the original layout in 1907 (with the Oceanic marked) and the "new" configuration with the Arrol gantry. The left image is from "Shipbuilders to the World", the right is from "The Shipbuilder."
"The Graphic" of February 28th, 1914; a sectional view of the Britannic.
An artist's impression of the Olympic approaching New York soon after World War 1 started.
"Personal aspects of the Titanic tragedy" (plus a close up of the photos to the right), showing Mr and Mrs Sage (all nine family members were lost in the disaster), W.T.Stead and Reverend John Harper
The memorial cloister to Jack Phillips is opened in Godalming in 1914.
The memorial statue to Captain Smith, the work of Lady Scott, is unveiled in the Museum Garden at Lichfield.
Charles M.Hays, President of the Grand Trunk Railway, who was lost in the disaster.
"The Syren and Shipping" of June 30th, 1920; the tribute to the Belfast men who died on the Titanic.
Chief Steward Andrew Latimer of the Titanic; his estate was later valued at £2,281 net.
A White Star Line "The Big Ship Route" advert from the late 1920s; this is a strange hybrid of many vessels!
Another White Star Line "The Big Ship Route" advert from the late 1920s.
J. Bruce Ismay's Obituary.
An oddity: a scientific paper written by Sidney A.Reeve and published in February 1912 but which unnaccountably fails to mention the Olympic-Hawke collision. From a lecture given before the School of Marine Engineering, at the US Naval Academy (from the Proceedings of the US Naval Institute)
More coverage of Axel Welin's talk to the Institution of Naval Architects in which he describes the Board of Trade lifeboat/davit rules as being in a state of flux.
An intriguing idea: brakes for liners!
Coverage of the new White Star Liners (continued later) and Southampton's new docks
An article on Bullivant's ropes, used in the launch of the Titanic. An advert can be found on this page
Part two of the article on the Olympic
The Machinery of the Olympic class vessels.
Sadly, the information was wrong and Mr Hilliard did indeed perish on the Titanic
The Launch Of the Olympic
|Some of the players in the enquiry: Admiral Calthorpe and Professor Biles;
Alexander Carlisle; Harold Sanderson; Captain Clarke and Commander Lyon.
From "The World's Work", December 1909, a brief extract from an interview with Captain Smith. It is odd that he has been misquoted ever since; he was talking about his new ship, the Adriatic, but his words have been manipulated to suggest that he was talking about shipbuilding in general - with an obvious ironic inference.
Guglielmo Marconi, who devised the wireless telegraphy system that bears his name.
A description of the Olympic, using the builder's model.
The Laurentic on the stocks, and preliminary work on the Olympic's keel commences.
Titanic crewman Scarrott talks of his experiences, and seeing the iceberg (an undistorted version of the artist's sketch can be seen in "Titanic Voices").
An article on the Olympic, showing pictures and the Chelsea piers in New York
An article on the davits, ropes, lifts and anchors for the White Star Liners.
An advert for "The Shipbuilder" edition describing the Olympic and the Titanic
A theoretical examination of the suction encountered by two ships (a la the Olympic and Hawke)
An mention of the Olympic's steam whistles
A mention of the Fournier instruments used on the new White Star liners.
An article on the new Olympic.
The cost of the builder's model of the Olympic.
Excerpts from an article about lifesaving equipment as used on ships with emphasis on the Welin gear and the new Olympic vessels.
A small article on the Harland and Wolff floating crane, with an obviously faked "Olympic" name daubed on!
An article on the Ross Schofield Patent Marine Boiler Circulator; adverts for this item can be found here
The "New York" (originally called the "City of New York"), the ship with which the Titanic nearly collided in 1912.
The Jersey Morning News: survivors Bertha Ilett (April 20th, 1912) and Philip Viggott (May 21st, 1912)
The Olympic is launched
The Titanic is launched
An article on the new Olympic
The Liverpool Echo of 11th May, 1912; the Titanic survivors return home after interrogation at the Senate Inquiry. The seated lady is Mrs Dean with her baby, Millvina. The man to the right is steward Henry Etches.
The Liverpool Evening Express of 8th May, 1912; the report of a Titanic imposter.
The Liverpool Echo of 18th May, 1912; a possible sighting of a collapsible boat, with people in it. The cursory examination is perplexing and is reminiscent of the confusing reports of wreckage following the disappearance of the Waratah. Perhaps the presence of Ismay and the Titanic survivors on this ship, the Adriatic, may have influenced the decision not to investigate further?
The Olympic and Titanic's refrigerating equipment
The Titanic's Lifts
Commodore Rostron at the time of his retirement.
An article on Unsinkable Ships.
The Southampton Titanic Engineers Memorial
The Arrol Gantry
An article on Harland and Wolff Shipyards
Commander Lightoller reminisces at the time of the Queen Mary's maiden voyage - from the June 1936 issue of "The Blue Peter" magazine
An update on the Olympic in the summer of 1910, with an emphasis on the 1st class dining saloon.
Another article on the Olympic's launch (with close-ups of some of the images)
The plaque to the Titanic bandsmen designed by the Keswick School of Industrial Art. The plaque was in St. Mark's Church, Dewsbury, but now it is located in the Dewsbury Minster Heritage Centre.
Another article on the launch of the Olympic in 1910.
From "The Sphere" of May 11th, 1912: a description of how a large ship turns.
From "The Sphere" of June 1st, 1912: a comparison of the watertight bulkheads of the Titanic, Mauretania and the Great Eastern.
From "The Sphere" of June 8th, 1912: "The Fatal Oblong" of ice warnings which were received by the Titanic.
From "The Western Gazette" of May 8th, 1912: Captain Smith allegedly talks of his fear of icebergs. Unfortunately, the source of this quote ("The Bystander" of May 1st) reveals no other information on this conversation.
The Northern Daily Telegraph of April 16th, 1912: a report of the sunken barge "The Thistle" being dragged 600 yards by the wake of the Titanic.
"The Sphere" of May 11th, 1912: the infamous photo of the boat 1 occupants including the Duff Gordons (the caption incorrectly says that Mrs.Astor is one of the group), and stories of the arrival of the Carpathia.
"The Sphere" of May 11th, 1912: the unnamed crewman is actually fireman Fred Barrett.
"The Northern Daily Telegraph" of April 17th, 1912: Seth Lancaster's lucky escape from being enrolled as a Titanic bandsman.
"The Northern Daily Telegraph" of April 18th, 1912: the Hon J.C.Middleton's dreams that saved him from passage on the Titanic.
From "The Sphere" of May 4th, 1912, covering the Olympic's cancelled voyage after the mutiny. The other page in the article is here
"The Sphere" of April 27th, 1912: the newspaper discusses the theory of suction as the ship went down
"The Northern Daily Telegraph" of April 22nd, 1912: the Olympic comes to the rescue.
"The Northern Daily Telegraph" of April 22nd, 1912: Steward Thomas Whiteley talks about his experiences. However, the lookouts in the crows nest at the time of the collision were in boats 6 and 13; Whiteley was in "B", the occupants of which were rescued by numbers 4 and 12. It is unclear how Whiteley came by this information, assuming this story is truthful.
"The Northern Daily Telegraph" of April 22nd, 1912: Ellwand Moody talks of Wallace Hartley's favourite hymns.
"The Sphere" of April 27th, 1912: an article describing water pressure on the sunken Titanic.
"The Sphere" of April 27th, 1912: some of the main players.
"The Sphere" of April 27th, 1912: a portrait of Lawrence Beesley.
The Northern Daily Telegraph, April 16th, 1912: news on Accrington passengers, and the mistaken news that Jack Phillips had survived.
The Northern Daily Telegraph, April 23rd, 1912: a portrait of Wallace Hartley.
The original plan for the new Southampton docks that would house the Olympic and the Titanic.
"The Sphere", April 20th, 1912 - a description of the wireless apparatus.
"The Sphere", April 20th, 1912 - a cut-away view of the Titanic.
"The Sphere", April 20th, 1912 - some of the famous names on the ship, plus a brief description of the Titanic's bulkheads.
"The Northern Daily Telegraph", April 24th 1912; sympathies for Wallace Hartley.
"The Northern Daily Telegraph", April 24th 1912; Mary Ludlow, Harold Bride's fiancee.
"The Northern Daily Telegraph", April 25th 1912; stewardess Katherine Gold, who had also been on the wrecked Suevic and the Olympic when she collided with the Hawke.
Selections from "The Sphere" of April 20th
"The Sphere", October 29th, 1910; the strain on an ocean liner.
"The Sphere", October 15th, 1910; a cut-away of the Olympic. Compare this with the April 20th view of "The Titanic" above.
"The Northern Daily Telegraph", April 24th 1912; two Titanic crew declare they're through with the sea-farers life.
"The Northern Daily Telegraph", April 30th 1912; biographical details on victim Mr.Thomas Teuton
"The Northern Daily Telegraph", April 18th 1912; The Tunisian contacts the Titanic.
Although not the Titanic, these pictures show some of the stringent observations undertaken by the Board of Trade on ships
A feature on the Olympic.
Hanley Town Hall unveils its portrait of Captain Smith a year after the disaster. However, the location of the picture is now unknown.
From "The Daily Herald" of April 29th; the crew return to Plymouth; and a picture of QM Walter Wynn.
The Weekly Dispatch of April 21st, 1912: interesting snippets including some who cancelled their voyage on the ship.
A sketch of the Hawke-Olympic collision
The Carpathia unloads the Titanic's lifeboats.
The Northern Daily Telegraph, May 17th, 1912: alleged spirit contact with W.T.Stead
The Ilustrated Chronicle, April 17th, 1912: worried people besiege Oceanic House in London
The Ilustrated Chronicle, April 17th, 1912: a selection of pictures including the Astors
The Ilustrated Chronicle, April 17th, 1912: more pictures
The Ilustrated Chronicle, April 17th, 1912: steward Alfred King
The Ilustrated Chronicle, April 17th, 1912: Mr.C.Head, former mayor of Chelsea
The Ilustrated Chronicle, April 17th, 1912: Chief Engineer Joseph Bell
"The Marconigraph" discusses the wireless installation on the Olympic.
"The Marconigraph" discusses the Titanic. The last picture is a slightly clearer view of the Olympic's cabin
"The Illustrated Chronicle" shows more people and events soon after the disaster.
More from "The Marconigraph" including an edited communication chart focussing on the Titanic and other ships at sea
"The Shipbuilder" offers corrections to its special Olympic/Titanic issue. Details on the electrolier after the Olympic was scrapped can be found here
More from "The Illustrated Chronicle", including the Madame Tussauds waxwork and the last but one ship to see the Titanic, the Portland (see this page)
"The Shipbuilder" journal discusses Harland and Wolff.
"The Shipbuilder" journal discusses the Britannic. Sadly World War 1 intervened and no "special issue" was ever produced...
"The Engineer" describes the launch of the Titanic.
The launch of the Britannic.
An article on the new Welin davits
The launch of the Olympic
Comments on the loss of the Titanic, including a news report on a lacklustre payment regarding "Broughton" (sic-Boughton)
More proof that the Titanic/Olympic myth is a falsehood; ships could indeed have massive repair jobs imparted upon them.
The launch of the Titanic, from "International Marine Engineering" of June 1911
Another article on the proposed White Star dock in Southampton. Compare this to the other mention above.
Birmingham Gazette and Express, April 17th, 1912; local people on board the ship
Birmingham Gazette and Express, April 18th, 1912; more local people on board the ship
Birmingham Gazette and Express, April 22nd, 1912; Midland victims
(Birmingham) Evening Dispatch, April 15th, 1912; Midland passengers
(Birmingham) Evening Dispatch, April 16th, 1912; Midland passengers and a brief section on Captain "Two Dollar (!)" Smith
The ships docks in Southampton for April 9th and 10th, 1912 from Lloyd's List; the Titanic isn't listed for April 10th as she has obviously departed when the dock inventory was submitted!
A small article updating readers on the two new ships.
It is announced that Lord Mersey will preside over the Empress of Ireland inquiry
A model of the Engineer's Memorial in Liverpool.
The Manchester Evening News, April 18th, 1912; Titanic victim George Barlow
The (Birmingham) Evening Despatch of April 17th, 1912 reports on Midlands people.
The (Birmingham) Evening Despatch of April 18th, 1912; more reports on Midlands people.
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, April 17th, 1912; local news
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, April 17th, 1912; people seek news of the disaster
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, April 18th, 1912; snippets of news
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, April 19th, 1912; mentions of 6th Officer Moody, Chief Clerk King, and more snippets.
An article about Harland and Wolff, pre-Olympic. Rebbeck later went on to manage the company
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, April 20th, 1912; Mr Harry Forbes Julian
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, April 22nd, 1912; Algernon Barkworth, Engineer Dyer and more snippets
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, April 23rd, 1912; Abraham Hyman
Photos of the immediate aftermath of the disaster including the crew returning home on the Lapland
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, April 30th, 1912; the crew return home to England.
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, May 1st, 1912; more on the crew's return.
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, May 6th, 1912; more crew, including Hichens, return to England.
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, May 18th, 1912; Symons testifies at the British Inquiry; and the remains of Wallace Hartley return home.
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, May 20th, 1912; the funeral of Wallace Hartley; and Harold Bride and his father
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, May 22nd, 1912; 2nd Officer Lightoller.
The (Manchester) Daily Dispatch, May 22nd, 1912; Adolphe Saalfeld
The Manchester Evening Chronicle, April 17th, 1912; details of Manchester people on board the ship; Ennis, Walpole, Parr and Porteus. Another version of the picture of Ennis, from the Sheffield Daily Telegraph of April 18th 1912 can be found here
The Manchester Evening Chronicle, April 20th, 1912; Elizabeth Wilkinson
The Manchester Evening Chronicle, May 8th, 1912; lookout Reg Lee
Although not the Titanic or Olympic, this photo shows a ship being rigged with a gangway similar to those on the Olympic class ships.
3rd Officer Charles Groves of the Californian, The Manchester Evening Chronicle, May 15th, 1912
A parent's proposal to name their new baby after the Titanic is refused! From The Manchester Evening Chronicle, May 16th, 1912
News on Adolphe Saalfeld, The Manchester Evening News, April 16th, 1912
News on Manchester people, The Manchester Evening News, April 17th, 1912
Alfred Allsop, The Manchester Evening News, April 18th, 1912
A claimed example of a prophecy of doom, The (Edinburgh) Evening Mail, April 16th, 1912
Robert Hichens, The Edinburgh Evening News, May 8th, 1912
George Symons, The Edinburgh Evening News, May 18th, 1912
A note on 19 year old Alfred King, The Newcastle Daily Journal, April 17th 1912
Cumberland victims and notes on C.F.W.Sedgwick etc., The Newcastle Daily Journal, April 18th 1912
The Gatti clan and a presentiment of disaster, The Newcastle Daily Journal, April 19th 1912
A year after the disaster, a wreath is dropped over the wrecksite in honour of a late friend.
Details on Chief Engineer Bell, The Northern Weekly Leader, 20/4/1912
Tyneside members of the crew, The Northern Weekly Leader, 20/4/1912
Richard Gaddes, 1st class steward, The Northern Weekly Leader, 20/4/1912
A presentiment of doom, The Northern Weekly Leader, 21/4/1912
In Newcastle, a dog named Jet helps collects money for the bereaved; The Northern Weekly Leader, 27/4/1912
Harold Bride talks of his time in America during the Senate hearings, The Northern Weekly Leader, May 25th, 1912
Captain Smith's opinion of the lack of boats is reported; The Sheffield Weekly News, 20/4/12
Titanic crewmen return home on the Lapland, The Sheffield Weekly News, 4/5/12
W.T.Stead, and the White Star Line's London office, Oceanic House, with its flags at half mast, The Sheffield Daily Independent, 17/4/12
Archie Jewell and Titanic crewmen at the inquiry, The Sheffield Daily Independent, 4/5/12
Another presentiment of disaster, The Sheffield Daily Independent, 7/5/12
Quatermaster Hichens; The Sheffield Daily Independent, 8/5/12
"Paddy" Dillon, from The Sheffield Daily Independent, 10/5/12
Titanic officers and Ismay return home, from The Sheffield Daily Independent, 13/5/12
More Titanic witnesses; Hendickson, Symons and Wynn, from The Sheffield Daily Independent, 18/5/12
The Duff Gordons leave the British Inquiry, from The Sheffield Daily Independent, 21/5/12
Norman Craig MP, who was mistakenly thought to be on the Titanic, from The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 16/4/12
Snippets of news from The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 17/4/12
Local people on the on the Titanic, from The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 18/4/12
Moody and Cottam, from The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 19/4/12
News on Mrs Nichols, who got off at Queenstown, and Mr.R.W.Smith (who didn't, and perished), and stewardess Miss Marsden - from The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 20/4/12
Ellward Moody discusses his friend Wallace Hartley and informattion on Charles Fardon and others, from The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 22/4/12
A bargeload of lifeboats arrives for the Olympic, from The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 22/4/12
An Olympic lifeboat is tested and Berthon collapsibles installed - from The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 25/4/12
Mattresses for the use of the crewmen who returned on the Lapland, from The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 29/4/12
Various images from "The Sketch" magazine including the crew of the Californian, Ismay and the Olympic-Hawke collision.
A view of the Belfast Harland and Wolff works from the Arrol Gantry, date unknown (but from a 1930s journal)
The Aberystwyth Despatch of June 5th, 1912: Shennie Lewis writes of Harold Lowe's heroism
The Nottingham Evening News of April 16th, 1912: Some observations on the Titanic's suction, and the possible effect that it had on the barge Thistle
The Nottingham Evening News of April 17th, 1912: Local people on board the Titanic.
The Nottingham Evening News of April 20th, 1912: A steward named Lane, and Major Peuchen talkes about the conduct of QM Hichens including mention of a court martial!
The Nottingham Evening News of April 22nd, 1912: details on Leicester Victims
The Nottingham Evening News of April 23rd, 1912: Forewarnings by a Nottingham Medium...?
The Nottingham Evening News of April 24th, 1912: Survivor Sarah Roths gets married in New York, days after the disaster.
The Nottingham Evening News of April 25th, 1912: Officers salaries, and Lee and Hichens asked for monetary assistance in New York (Note that it was actually Hichens who sent the money home for his wife and children).
The Nottingham Evening News of May 24th, 1912: a new newspaper service for White Star Line ships is announced - "The Ocean Times"
The Thanet Guardian of May 11th, 1912: information on stewardess Lucy Snape, who was lost in the disaster.
The Nottinghamshire Guardian of May 4th, 1912: husband and wife are reunited in Southampton.
The Isle of Thanet Gazette of April 20th, 1912: MP Norman Craig tells how he eventually didn't sail on the Titanic.
The Jersey Illustrated Weekly of April 20th, 1912: Information on local people on board; I took multiple pictures (one with annotation) because the tight binding prevented good photographs from being taken.
The Jersey Illustrated Weekly of April 27th, 1912: news on two crewmembers. Poingdestre actually sailed on beyond Queenstown and survived, as did Walter Williams.
The Jersey Illustrated Weekly of May 11th, 1912: Bertha Illet tells of her escape, and some information on John Poingdestre.
The Guernsey Weekly Press of May 11th, 1912: Lillian Renouf talks of her experiences.
The Guernsey Weekly Press of May 25th, 1912: Lillian Bentham writes of her experiences.
The Leicester Daily Mercury of 17th April; tidbits including lifeboats being asked to look for bodies, Antwerp's diamonds on the ship and electrical storms.
The Leicester Daily Mercury of 18th April: free accommodation for survivors in New York and four from the New Forest are lost.
The Leicester Daily Mercury of 20th April: news on Leicester people and information on the Titanic's band.
The Leicester Daily Mercury of 22nd April: Captain Smith's fate is reported (NB: a more complete version of this can be found here)
The Leicester Daily Mercury of 23rd April: W.T.Stead's Last Hours.
The Daily Record of 16th April: The Virginian's Captain Gambell.
The Daily Record of 18th April; information on Will Murdoch, Robert Millar, John Harper and others, and a ship, The "Tunisian".
The Daily Record of 20th April; Alice Leader talks of a fellow passenger's devotion to her dog, and pictures of Thomas Mullins and William Moyes.
The Daily Record of 23rd April: Interesting comments about the iceberg and the crew's reaction to it. Sadly, the source is anonymous.
The Daily Record of 24th April: Sympathies for Captain Smith in Southampton
The Daily Record of 26th April; James Kelly, Carluke resident and information on the Rappahannock, the penultimate ship to see the Titanic before the collision.
The Daily Record of May 3rd: Details on Colonel Weir
The Daily Express of 5th May 1912: Edith Rosenbaum talks of her escape.
The Daily Mirror of 20th May 1912: Harold Bride on his experiences in New York.
The People of April 21st: May Futrelle recounts her experiences.
Guernsey Evening Press of 1/5/1912: information on residents Rugg, Denbuoy, Jeffreys and Gavey
Southend on Sea Observer 12/6/1912: Thomas Parnham Franklin's will, and a letter sent to his mother mentioning a conversation with Ismay on board the Titanic.
The Guerney Evening Press of 8/5/1912: Mrs Renouf talks of her experiences on the Titanic.
The Guerney Evening Press of 23/5/1912: Lillian Bentham writes to her uncle.
The Wallasey and Wirral Chronicle of 29/5/1912: a report on the charity football match at Budapest, featuring Carpathia crewmen.
John Bull, Vol 12, 6/7/1912: how the White Star Line tried to evade paying compensation to the family of purser R.L.Barker
John Bull, 13/7/1912: miscellaneous news from Horatio Bottomley's journal - including a subtle dig at the Duff Gordons!
John Bull, page 325: it seems that some felt that Titanic sympathy was being overdone!
John Bull, 323, p168, August 10th, 1912: more information on the treatment of Purser Barker.
John Bull, 323, p165, August 10th, 1912: pronouncements on the Mersey Inquiry.
John Bull 324, August 17th 1912: p.200 (left) and p.204 (right) - comments on the relief fund and the huge expenditure on the British Inquiry.
John Bull, 329, p357; dependants on the victims of the disaster complain of a misery sum of compensation.
John Bull, 332, p445; German ships would have no problems providing boats for all.
John Bull, 332, p453; Parliament had been warned of the lack of lifeboat coverage previously and nothing had been done...
John Bull, p431; There were apparently problems distributing relief funds.
John Bull, 331, p422; Sir Rufus Isaacs Fees.
John Bull, p339; Some comments on the Board of Trade and its lifeboat rules.
John Bull, p304 (7/9/12); An expert writes on British Seamen.
John Bull, p243; Clarification on the relief fund.
John Bull, 323, p178 (10/8/12); Comments on the inquiry and what should be done.
John Bull, 321; a call for the directors of the White Star Line to be hanged!
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