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Compared to Titanic, Cunard’s little ship, Carpathia was an unremarkable vessel, which undertook a remarkable rescue. Keith Hamilton tells the story of the modest Southampton captain who became a hero
8:46am Wednesday 18th April 2012
As the world marks the centenary of the Titanic tragedy this weekend, SALLY CHURCHWARD asks whether icebergs like that which fatally cut short the liner’s maiden voyage are a threat to modern shipping
11:50am Thursday 12th April 2012
Titanic was seen as the crème de la crème for affluent high society on both sides of the Atlantic, while at the other end of the social spectrum, she was the “ship of dreams” for European emigrants looking for a new, and better life in America. Sarah Jones looks at the opulence and luxury that awaited them on board
9:34am Monday 9th April 2012
12:40pm Wednesday 4th April 2012
At midnight on April 3, 1912, Titanic came alongside her berth, which only 12 hours before saw the sailing of her sister ship, Olympic. Even the rich and famous amongst the passengers, who were used to expecting the finest things in life, could not fail to be impressed by this lavishly appointed liner. This is how the Daily Echo reported the historic day of arrival.
9:57am Monday 2nd April 2012
NOWHERE else felt Titanic’s pain and sorrow so deeply as Southampton, no other individual town or city was indelibly marked by the heartbreaking mourning of hundreds of families all facing an uncertain future without loved ones by their side.
4:12pm Monday 2nd April 2007
Quietly and unostentatiously, without any blare of trumpets, the Titanic, the world's latest and biggest ship, steamed up the silent waters of the Solent and docked at Southampton at midnight on Wednesday, taking the same berth in the new wet dock that the Olympic occupied 12 hours before.
4:12pm Monday 2nd October 2006
4:10pm Monday 2nd October 2006
4:08pm Monday 2nd October 2006
Throughout the whole of Tuesay London lived in an atmosphere of suspense waiting for the wireless messages which came through the air with their words of comfort or desolation, or, almost worst still, bringing neither the one nor the other, but leaving a sharper pain of gnawing anxiety in the hearts of those whose near and dear ones were on the doomed vessel.
4:06pm Monday 2nd October 2006
4:05pm Monday 2nd October 2006
Among those not accounted for are Mr. W. T. Stead, the famous journalist; Colonel J. J. Astor, the millionaire, whose young bride is saved; Captain E. J. Smith , R.N.R., the commander; Major A. W. Butt, President Taft's aide-de-camp; Mr. Washington Dodge, a Philadelphia millionaire, and his son; Mr Benjamin Guggenheim, a New York ironmaster and financier; Mr. F. D. Millet, the American artist; Mr. Isidor Straus, a wealthy American, and his wife; and Mr. George D. Widener, a United States railway magnate, and Mr. Harry Widener.
4:04pm Monday 2nd October 2006
A Standard New York cablegram, dated New York, Tuesday, says:- "The most appalling disaster in Mercantile Marine history has resulted, so far as can at present be ascertained, in the death of 1,252 souls and the rescue of 868. All the latter are on board the Carpathia, slowly making her way towards New York, through the same glacial sea of drifting ice which sent the Titanic to destruction.
4:03pm Monday 2nd October 2006
4:03pm Monday 2nd October 2006
The Lord Mayor has opened a Mansion House fund for the relief of the sufferers from the disaster, which is being liberally contributed to. Among the earliest contributions received were sums of 500 guineas from King George and 250 guineas from Queen Mary. Queen Alexandra forwarded £200.
4:01pm Monday 2nd October 2006
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4:00pm Monday 2nd October 2006
The tragic fate of the Titanic naturally recalls other great disasters within memory. In the past twenty years the principal wrecks have been as follows:- H.M.S. Victoria, sunk after collision with H.M.S. Camperdown, June 22nd, 1893 ... 359 Elbe, sunk off Lowestoft, Jan 30, 1895 ... 334 Reina Regente, Spanish cruiser, wrecked of Cape Trafalgar, March 10, 1895 ... 400 Colinia, wrecked off coast of Mexico, May 27, 1895 ... 108 Drummond Castle, wrecked off Ushant, June 16, 1896 ... 247 Salier, wrecked off north coast of Spain, December 7, 1896 ... 289 La Bourgoyne, sunk after collision in Atlantic, July 4, 1898 ...546 Mohegan, wrecked on Manacles, October 14, 1898 ... 107 Stella, wrecked off Casquets, March 30, 1899 ... 105 City of Rio de Janeiro, wrecked off San Francisco, February 22, 1901 ... 122 Asian, Turking transport, wrecked in Red Sea, April 1, 1901 ... 180 Govermorta, lost in cyclone, Bay of Bengal, May 6, 1902 ... 739 General Slocum, burned, Long Island Sound, June 15, 1904 ... 1020 Mikasa, Admiral Togo's flagship, sunk by explosion in her magazine, September 10, 1905 ... 599 Hilda, wrecked off St. Malo, November 19, 1905 ... 128 Berlin, Great Eastern Harwich boat, driven by a violent gale on to a pier at the Hook of Holland, and totally lost, February 21, 1907 ... 141
3:58pm Monday 2nd October 2006
The first intimation in Winchester of the sad news of the wreck of the liner Titanic was received at the office of the Hampshire Chronicle at 10.44 a.m. on Monday morning, the following being a copy of the Central News telegram posted in our window shortly afterwards:- "To Chronicle, Winchester.
3:57pm Monday 2nd October 2006
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3:59pm Wednesday 27th September 2006