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Survivors of the RMS Titanic Disaster

Group of Titanic Survivors on the Deck of the RMS Carpathia

Group of Titanic Survivors on the Deck of the RMS Carpathia. Underwood & Underwood. GGA Image ID # 102d40a9fa

At 10:25 on Sunday night, April 14, she smashed into an iceberg and at 2:20 am, on Monday, she went to the bottom, 1,150 miles east of New York, with nearly all her crew and all but 705 of her passengers, a total death list at this writing of 1,475.

The survivors were picked up in boats by the Cunard steamer “Carpathia” shortly after the “Titanic” had gone down, and were landed at New York on Thursday night April 18.

The loss in a financial sense is upwards of $20,000,000, the value of the vessel alone being $7,500,000 without furnishings, cargo, mails, and baggage.

Among the few men saved was Mr. J. Bruce Ismay, one of the directors of the line. Never before has the civilized world been so stunned by such a wholly unanticipated and stupendous disaster.

Twelve days from her builders' yard to the bottom of the Atlantic with the greatest loss of life and property on record for a single wreck, was the meteoric career of the great White Star steamship “Titanic,” the largest and finest vessel ever constructed.[1]

A Titanic wireless operator, Harold Bride

Titanic Wireless Operator, Harold Bride

A Titanic wireless operator, Harold Bride, being carried ashore from Carpathia. He jumped into the sea and was rescued, but his feet were badly frozen.

Helen Churchill Candee in 1901

Helen Churchill Candee - Sealed Orders - 1912

Mrs. Candee was a passenger on the Titanic, returning to America after a winter of literary work abroad. She has written impersonally a narrative so vivid that the imagination cannot escape from it.

Titanic Survivors on Way to Rescue Ship Carpathia - 15 April 1912

Eyewitness of the Rescue on the Carpathia - 1912

AT 5:30 Monday morning last our bedroom steward reported that the ship had stopped to rescue the passengers from the Titanic, which had sunk the night before. I hurried on deck, saw enormous icebergs about, and, looking over the railing, saw some fifteen rowboats approaching us, full chiefly of women.

The RMS Titanic

Dr. Henry William Frauenthal - My Experience

The First-hand account by Henry W. Frauenthal, M. D., New York City - A Survivor of the Titanic Disaster. Recalling the Titanic as I saw it from the tender just before going on board at Cherbourg, it is almost impossible to conceive that this magnificent vessel of 880 feet could have sunk. Up to the time of the accident, the trip had been ideal.

Miss Dorothy Gibson - a Survivor of the Titanic Wreck.

Actress Dorothy Gibson

Miss Gibson, the 22-year-old silent film star, who is the leading lady of the Eclair Moving Picture Company of America, was returning with her mother from a trip to Europe, feeling, in her own words, “like a new woman,” and had taken passage aboard the great new steamship, the Titanic. The following is Miss Gibson's story as she tells it:

Mr. & Mrs. George A. Harder, A Honeymoon Couple Rescued from the Titanic

Honeymoon Couple - Mr. and Mrs. George A. Harder

Mr. & Mrs. George A. Harder, A Honeymoon Couple Rescued from the Titanic. The woman weeping, hand to face, is Mrs. Chas. M. Hays, whose husband, president of the Grand Trunk Railway, was lost.

Mr. Joseph Bruce Ismay, Managing Director, White Star Line

Joseph Bruce Ismay, Managing Director of White Star Line

The fact that Mr. Bruce Ismay, Chairman and Managing Director of the White Star Line was one of the passengers saved from the "Titanic," has given the American newspapers much "copy" and many of them have let their desire for sensation overwhelm both their discretion and their accuracy.

Captain Arthur H. Rostron of the RMS Carpathia

Rescue of the Titanic Survivors by Captain Rostron - 1913

A feature of the Scribner’s March 1913 number that will attract the attention of the general reader will be Captain Arthur H. Rostron’s own narrative of “The Rescue of the Titanic Survivors.” This impressive story by the captain of the Carpathia will describe how that ship, her crew and passengers responded to the Titanic’s wireless call for help. It is a feature of world interest.

Self-Sacrificing Heroism from the Titanic 1912

Self-Sacrificing Heroism from the Titanic 1912

The many remarkable instances of heroism on the Titanic will influence mankind for centuries to come. "Women and children first!" is a motto for a monument for all time.

Survivors of the RMS Titanic Disaster in England

Some Survivors of the Titanic Disaster - 1912

We give here portraits taken in England and New York of a few of those who had the good fortune to survive the "Titanic" wreck although quite a number of them, the men more particularly, did not leave the sinking vessel in her boats, but were picked up later from the water.

The RMS Titanic Survivors at Plymouth

Titanic Survivors at Plymouth - 1912

Ready for "Titanic" Survivors Who Preferred to Go to Their Homes without Delay. Sleeping Accommodation Provided for Members of the Liner's Crew in the Docks at Plymouth, with Dining-Tables in the Background.


[1] Excerpt from "Most Direful Disaster of the Deep," The Nautical Gazette: A Journal of Navigation, Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, and Commerce, New York: J. W. Dawson Stearns, Publisher, Vol. 81, No, 8, Whole No. 2317, Wednesday, 24 April 1912, p. 3.

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