Working out on the Titanic.

People all know the story of the tragic end of the Titanic, however what is often forgotten that it was ahead of its time in many ways. The first-class accommodation was designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and luxury, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. The Gymnasium isContinue reading “Working out on the Titanic.”

John Jacob Astor IV-The richest man on the Titanic.

It is often assumed that it was mainly the poorer passengers that died on the Titanic, but this assumption is only true to an extend. In fact the richest man on board, an it can be argued the richest man on the planet, also perished in the cold Atlantic waters on April 15 1912. FinancierContinue reading “John Jacob Astor IV-The richest man on the Titanic.”

The Titanic

There have been far greater sea disasters then the Titanic but for more then 100 years it still captures the imagination of people like no other nautical disaster. Below are just some pictures of that famous unsinkable ship. Unfinished, at Belfast, on May 31, 1911. Under construction. The Titanic, ready to be launched The icebergContinue reading “The Titanic”

Nearer my God to thee-And the band played on.

108 years ago today as the Titanic was sinking,band leader Wallace Hartley decided to stay on the ship together with his fellow musicians. Why?  I don’t really know, but I think it was to give that glimmer of hope to those who were facing their last minutes before their mortal coils would give up.What isContinue reading “Nearer my God to thee-And the band played on.”

The RMS Atlantic- the “First Titanic”

RMS Atlantic, yard number 74, was a 3,707 ton four masted steam ship; only the second steam ship to be built for Thomas Ismay’s White Star Line. Sometimes referred to as White Star Line’s first Titanic, Atlantic sank  sank on April 1,1873 with the loss of around 562 lives, after striking rocks in Nova Scotia,Continue reading “The RMS Atlantic- the “First Titanic””

Overshadowed Historical events.

I did a blog recently about JFK and found out that the same day JFK was assassinated , the authors CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley had died. This made me wonder how more historical event were forgotten because they were over shadowed by even bigger events. Below are a few examples. Harriet Quimby Although herContinue reading “Overshadowed Historical events.”

Charles Herbert Lightoller:Titanic survivor,WWI Hero and rescuer in Dunkirk.

Some people really have lived a life. Charles Herbet Lightoller survived three major dramatice events and lived to tell the tale. Charles Herbert Lightoller (30 March 1874 – 8 December 1952) was the second mate (second officer) on board the RMS Titanic and the most senior officer to survive the Titanic disaster. As an officer in chargeContinue reading “Charles Herbert Lightoller:Titanic survivor,WWI Hero and rescuer in Dunkirk.”