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RMS Lusitania🇬🇧 was a British ocean liner that a German submarine sank in World War I, causing a major diplomatic uproar. The ship was a holder of the Blue Riband, and briefly the world's largest passenger ship until the completion of her sister ship Mauretania.
Sunk on February 07/1915.

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âž° Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the HMHS Britannic's sinking. She was the sistership of White Star's Olympic and Titanic. In August 1914, before she could commence transatlantic service World War 1 began. The Britannic was requisitioned as a hospital ship in November 1915. On November 21, 1916 at 8.12 am she was shaken by an explosion, caused by an underwater mine, in the Kea Channel off the Greek island of Kea. Of the 1,065 people on board luckily 1,035 survived. Two lowered lifeboats with their occupants drifted back into the still-turning propellers and were torn into pieces. The Britannic sank 55 minutes after the explosion and was the largest ship lost in WW1. One of the survivers was nurse Violett Jessop (she had been aboard the Olympic during collision with the HMS Hawke and also survived the Titanic tragedy)...
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Tomorrow evening it will be 30 years ago to the day that the Herald of Free Enterprise sank with the lost of 193 lives.

I was travelling on a ferry the next morning over to Belgium as part of a College trip to Germany. We were due to travel from Dover to Zeebrugge, but instead we ended up taking the ferry from Folkestone to the port of Ostend instead. A week later on our return we travelled out of the port of Zeebrugge and saw the ship as in the picture sunk on it's side. I was aged 17 at the time. The news of the ferry disaster, even though in the evening before only reached the news rooms of the UK the Saturday morning after the group I was with had started to board the ferry at Folkestone.

May those that lost their lives be resting peace and always remembered.

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Sir Arthur Henry Rostron. You may not recognise him or his name, but on this day 105 years ago he was captain of the ocean liner RMS Carpathia when it rescued hundreds of survivors of the RMS Titanic which sank after hitting an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Rostron ordered the Carpathia to speed through the night travelling 3.5 times faster than the ships rated speed and manoeuvring dangerous ice floes. He turned off the heating to ensure maximum steam for the ship's engines. He had the ship prepared for survivors with blankets, food, and drinks with medical crew on standby. He resued 710 survivors out of 2228 passengers and crew. When asked about the risks he took by sailing through ice at top speed that night he said, "I can only conclude another hand than mine was on the helm". After an illustrious career in July 1926 he was knighted as a Knight of the Order of the British Empire.Sir Rostron is buried a stones throw from my eldest childrens nursery school in West End, Southampton. The bottom right picture is of his grave when we visited at a special service in 2012 marking the hundredth anniversary of Titanic's sinking.
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Today marks the 102nd Anniversary of Lusitania's sinking. The 787ft long Cunard Liner was built between 1904-1906. Her construction/operating expenses were subsidised by the British government, with the proviso that she could be converted to an armed merchant cruiser if need be. When World War 1 broke out, her hull and funnels were painted in a dark grey color sheme to make her more difficult to detect visually, but she remained in commercial service. By early 1915 a new threat began to materialise: submarines. At first they were used by the Germans to attack naval vessels. In February 1915, Germany declared the seas around the British Isles as a war zone. On April 17, the German Embassy decided to warn passengers before the next crossing not to sail on the Lusitania. But on 1st May at 12:20, she left New York with 1,962 people aboard. On May 7, Lusitania was running parallel to the southcoast of Ireland when she crossed in front of the submarine U-20. It fired one torpedo which struck the ships starboard side at 14:10. Moments later a second explosion erupted from her hull. The ship began to founder much more rapidly, with a prominent starboard list. The conditions made it extremly difficult to launch the lifeboats. Only 6 out of 48 boats were succesfully launched. 18 minutes after the struck, the ship slid beneath the waves. It took several hours for help to arrive from the Irish coast. By the days end, 764 passengers and crew had been rescued and landed in Queenstown. 1,195 had been lost. 128 of the 139 US citizens lost their lives and there was a massive outrage in Britain and America. Lusitania was indeed officially listed as an auxiliary war ship. Her cargo had included an estimated 4,200,000 rounds of catridges and 1,250 empty shell cases. While the American public and leadership weren't ready for war, the path to an eventual declaration had been set as a result of the sinking. Two years later, in April 1917, the US finally declared war on Germany.
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My poster of the famous advertisement for R.M.S. Titanic's first sailing from New York back to Southampton on April 20, 1912 which never took place. After a 3-day stay, the Titanic would have returned to England - but she never arrived in New York. The "Ship of Dreams" sank on April 15th at 2.20 am after it collided with an iceberg - 2 days before its scheduled arrival...
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Today, 105 years ago the Carpathia arrived in New York with Titanic's 710 survivers. The ship docked at Pier 54 at 9:30 am. 40,000 people waited at the quaysite in heavy rain. The 13 Titanic lifeboats retrieved by Carpathia were taken to White Star Line's Pier 59. Souvenir hunters soon stripped them off their equipment. They may have been taken back to England aboard the Olympic which departed from New York on 23rd May, before either being destroyed or redistributed on other vessels. Carpathia's arrival in NY led to a fenzy of press interest, with newspapers competing to be the first to report the survivers stories. It took four more days for a complete list of casualties to be complied and released. A year later the "Titanic Memorial", a 60-foot lighthouse for the victims, was dedicated. It stood on top of the old Seamen's Church Institute of NY & NJ until 1967. In July 1968, Seamen's Church Institute moved to 15 State Street. The lighthouse was donated to the South Street Seaport Museum complex, where it was erected at the entrance to the complex in May 1976...
PIC 1: The Carpathia docked at Pier 54 on April 18, 1912. PIC 2: The 13 retrieved Titanic lifeboats were taken to White Star's Pier 59. PIC 3: The remains of Pier 54 compared to the similar Pier 56 building. The fading words "Cunard White Star" can still be seen on the rosted archway over the entrance (Cunard and White Star Line merged in 1934). PIC 4: Crowds gather to hear news on the Titanic at White Star's office on 9 Broadway where Subway and Radio Shack are located today. PIC 5: The memorial lighthouse first stood on top of the old Seamen's Church Institute of NY & NJ (center) from 1913 to 1967. PIC 6: The lighthouse at its current location at the entrance to the South Street Seaport Museum complex. It was placed there in 1976.
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Sir Arthur Henry Rostron. You may not recognise him or his name, but on this day 105 years ago he was captain of the ocean liner RMS Carpathia when it rescued hundreds of survivors of the RMS Titanic which sank after hitting an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Rostron ordered the Carpathia to speed through the night travelling 3.5 times faster than the ships rated speed and manoeuvring dangerous ice floes. He turned off the heating to ensure maximum steam for the ship's engines. He had the ship prepared for survivors with blankets, food, and drinks with medical crew on standby. He resued 710 survivors out of 2228 passengers and crew. When asked about the risks he took by sailing through ice at top speed that night he said, "I can only conclude another hand than mine was on the helm". After an illustrious career in July 1926 he was knighted as a Knight of the Order of the British Empire.Sir Rostron is buried a stones throw from my eldest childrens nursery school in West End, Southampton. The bottom right picture is of his grave when we visited at a special service in 2012 marking the hundredth anniversary of Titanic's sinking.
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105 years ago: By the evening of Sunday, 14th April 1912 the weather became clear and calm. The Titanic had received six messages from other ships warning of ice, but only two were acknowledged by Capt. Smith or the officers. It was at 23:39 when Lookouts Frederick Fleet and Reginald Lee spotted an iceberg right ahead. 1st officer Murdoch ordered Quartermaster Hichens to change the course "Hard astaboard". But it was to late. The starboard side of Titanic struck the berg, creating a series of six holes. Smith summoned Thomas Andrews, Titanic's builder, to help examine the damage. Andrews determined that the first five compartments were rapidly flooding. He knew that if more than 4 compartments flooded, the ship would inevitably sink. Andrews informed Smith and estimated that Titanic could remain afloat for no longer than about two hours. At 00:05, Smith ordered the lifeboats uncovered and passengers mustered. He also ordered the radio operators Jack Phillips and Harold Bride to begin sending distress calls. The Cunard Liner "Carpathia" received Titanic's distress signal at around 0:15. The vessel immediately set course for the sinking liner - but was nearly four hours away. The Titanic had 20 lifeboats which could accomodate 1,178 people of the 2,224 aboard. Lifeboat No.7 was the first to be launched at 0:45. It had a capacity of 65 but was lowered with only 28. Among them was actress Dorothy Gibson who later starred in "Saved from the Titanic" (1912), the first movie about the disaster... (1/2)

PIC 1: Murdoch ordered "Hart astaboard" as Lookout F. Fleet noticed the iceberg. PIC 2: Titanic's starboard side struck the iceberg. PIC 3: The iceberg Titanic probably collided with. Taken in the morning of April 15. A smear of red paint was seen along the base of the berg. PIC 4: Lifeboat 7 on its way down.
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Today, 105 years ago on Wednesday, April 10th 1912, the world's largest liner, the R.M.S. Titanic left Southampton for her maiden voyage to New York. 923 passengers boarded the ship in Southampton. The Titanic departed at 12 pm. Minutes later she passed the moored liners "New York" and "Oceanic". Her huge displacement caused both smaller ships to be lifted by a water bulge and then drop into a though. "New York's" mooring cables couldn't take the sudden strain and snapped, swinging her stern towards Titanic. The tugboat "Vulcan" took New York under tow, and Titanic's engines were ordered to be put "full astern". Both ships avoided a collision by a matter of 4 feet (1.2 m). Titanic's departure delayed for about an hour. She then headed for Cherbourg and arrived 4,5 hours later. Because Cherbourg lacked docking facilities for a ship of Titanic's size, two White Star tenders, SS Traffic and Nomadic, were used to transport passengers from shore to ship. 274 passengers boarded the ship (among them were American millionaire John Jacob Astor with his wife Madeleine Force Astor and Molly Brown). 24 left the ship. The Titanic weighed anchor and left for Queenstown at 8 pm...
PIC 1: The Titanic during departure from Southampton. PIC 2: The tugboat Vulcan (center) took the "New York" (left) under tow so Titanic (right) could continue her voyage. PIC 3: A scene from James Cameron's 1997 movie: The Titanic and tender Nomadic in Cherbourg.
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Today, 105 years ago on Thursday, 11th April 1912 on 11:30 am the R.M.S. Titanic arrived at Cork Harbour on Ireland's south coast. Again, the dock facilities weren't suitable for a ship of her size, so two tenders, "Ireland" and "America" were used to transport the people. 123 passengers boarded the ship and 7 people left. Among them was Father Francis Browne, a Jesuit trainee. He took many famous photographs of the luxury liner, including the last-ever known photograph. The Titanic weighed anchor for the last time and departed on her journey across the Atlantic at 1:30 pm with over 2,200 passengers aboard...
PIC 1: The Titanic in all her glory at Cork Harbour. PIC 2: The view fom the Boat Deck. The tender "America" can be seen alongside Titanic. PIC 3: Father Francis Browne. PIC 4: Browne took a lot of photographs, among them was this only known photo of Titanic's 1st Class Dining Room. PIC 5: Browne's photo of the gymnasium on the Boat Deck. Titanic's fitness instructor, Thomas McCawley demonstrated the new rowing machine (center). PIC 6: The Titanic seen from a tender, taken by Father Browne as he left the ship. PIC 7: Browne also took the last-ever known photo of the R.M.S. Titanic during departure from Queenstown. The last photo of her for the next 73 years...
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Today, 105 years ago on Wednesday, April 10th 1912, the world's largest liner, the R.M.S. Titanic left Southampton for her maiden voyage to New York. 923 passengers boarded the ship in Southampton. The Titanic departed at 12 pm. Minutes later she passed the moored liners "New York" and "Oceanic". Her huge displacement caused both smaller ships to be lifted by a water bulge and then drop into a though. "New York's" mooring cables couldn't take the sudden strain and snapped, swinging her stern towards Titanic. The tugboat "Vulcan" took New York under tow, and Titanic's engines were ordered to be put "full astern". Both ships avoided a collision by a matter of 4 feet (1.2 m). Titanic's departure delayed for about an hour. She then headed for Cherbourg and arrived 4,5 hours later. Because Cherbourg lacked docking facilities for a ship of Titanic's size, two White Star tenders, SS Traffic and Nomadic, were used to transport passengers from shore to ship. 274 passengers boarded the ship (among them were American millionaire John Jacob Astor with his wife Madeleine Force Astor and Molly Brown). 24 left the ship. The Titanic weighed anchor and left for Queenstown at 8 pm...
PIC 1: The Titanic during departure from Southampton. PIC 2: The tugboat Vulcan (center) took the "New York" (left) under tow so Titanic (right) could continue her voyage. PIC 3: A scene from James Cameron's 1997 movie: The Titanic and tender Nomadic in Cherbourg.
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Tomorrow evening it will be 30 years ago to the day that the Herald of Free Enterprise sank with the lost of 193 lives.

I was travelling on a ferry the next morning over to Belgium as part of a College trip to Germany. We were due to travel from Dover to Zeebrugge, but instead we ended up taking the ferry from Folkestone to the port of Ostend instead. A week later on our return we travelled out of the port of Zeebrugge and saw the ship as in the picture sunk on it's side. I was aged 17 at the time. The news of the ferry disaster, even though in the evening before only reached the news rooms of the UK the Saturday morning after the group I was with had started to board the ferry at Folkestone.

May those that lost their lives be resting peace and always remembered.

Today marks the 72nd Anniversary of the sinking of the German cruise ship 'Wilhelm Gustloff' of the 'Kraft durch Freude' (Strength Through Joy) organisation. After WW 2 broke out, she served as an hospital ship until Nov. 1940. The ship was then repainted to standard naval grey and used as an accommodations ship for U-boat trainees in the port of Gotenhafen. She sat in dock for over 4 years until she was put back into service to evacuate German refugees and military personnel to Kiel, as the Red Army advanced. When the ship left Gotenhafen early on January 30, over 10,600 people were aboard (among them were 5,000 children and Gestapo personnel/Nazi officials with families). At about 9.16 pm she was struck by three torpedos of the Soviet submarine S-13 in the Baltic Sea. The Gustloff sank within an hour. German forces were able to save about 1,200 people. More than 9,400 people died. The sinking of the Gustloff is the largest loss of life in a single ship sinking in history...
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RMS Lusitania🇬🇧 was a British ocean liner that a German submarine sank in World War I, causing a major diplomatic uproar. The ship was a holder of the Blue Riband, and briefly the world's largest passenger ship until the completion of her sister ship Mauretania.
Sunk on February 07/1915.

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