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Titanic Commutator, 1st Quarter 2012, Official Journal of The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.

Front Cover, Titanic Commutator, 1st Quarter 2012, Official Journal of The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.

This issue focuses on "Unsinkable Ships" by reviewing books, articles, advertisements and ephemera from the early 1900s. Other articles cover the R.M.S. Olympic building and early history, and the recollections of leaving Queenstown (Cobh) and the titanic based on correspondence of survivor Katie Gilnaugh Manning.

FRONT COVER (at right) A Liner Just Launched, is the title of a watercolor of Olympic that appears in A Day in a Shipyard.

A Quarterly Journal Devoted to Original Research into the White Star Line and Notable Vessels of History

TITANIC COMMUTATOR
THE JOURNAL OF RECORD OF THE TITANIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.®

Volume 37, No.I97
Membership Year 2012 I st Quarter
May through July 2012

CONTENTS

49 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS PUBLICATION

  • UNSINKABLE SHIPS
    By Ed and Karen Kamuda
  • BUILDING OLYMPIC
    Adapted from "A Day in a Shipyard"
  • A NEW SHIP MODEL FOR THE TITANIC MUSEUM
    By Jeff Alderman
  • A MATTER OF HUMAN RELATIONS
    By Simon Mills
  • NEW DOCUMENTARY INCLUDES FORMATION OF THE TITANIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY
  • LOCATION OF TITANIC CENTENNIAL MEMO IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY AND FIRST LOOK
  • TITANIC CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL WEEKEND CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS
  • TITANIC CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL DONORS
  • KATIE GILNAUGH MANNING RECOLLECTIONS OF QUEENSTOWN AND THE TITANIC DISASTER
    By Edward Kamuda

SEA POSTE

Bruce Ismay boarding a lifeboat—was he "ordered" or allowed in? Who designed the Europa and Columbia motif on White Star menu cards? Looking for information about a White Star button; was there a passenger ship called Victoria that picked up a message of distress from Titanic? Looking for information how tea was served on board Titanic.

BOOK REVIEWS

And the Band Played On reviewed by Ed Kamuda; Promise Me This reviewed by Ray Lepien; Racing Through the Night reviewed by Ray Lepien; The White Star Collection: A Shipping Line in Postcards reviewed by Paul Louden-Brown

BACK COVER (Below) Huge gantries built to hold Olympic-class ships fill the back:round in the circa 1911 postcard view of the Custom House in Belfast. (Kamuda collection).

Back Cover, Titanic Commutator, 1st Quarter 2012, Official Journal of The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.

 

Top (Not shown): A 1912 photo of Kate Gilnaugh's sister 1; Molly (standing) and Kate taken when she I. first landed in New York to prove to her ( family back home in Ireland that she survived the Titanic disaster. (THS collection)

Middle right (Not shown) Bow of steamship Arizona after hitting an iceberg at full speed. The ship's survival enhanced her reputation and the public took the view that a vessel could withstand a collision. (Kamuda collection)

Bottm right: The frames of an Olympic-class liner in the early stages of building. (H&W/THS collection)

The Titanic Commutator, Published Continually Since 1963 | Nearly a Half Century of Dedication and Distinction

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