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10. Remember Those Who Perished and Their Lives and Dreams

Titanic report, The Daily Mirror, 17 April 1912

Harvard University professor Steven Biel points out that being poorer significantly lowered your chances of getting a place on one of the 16 lifeboats. On 25 percent of those in steerage or third-class survived, vs. 42 percent of the second-class passengers and 60 percent of the first-class passengers. Captain Edward John Smith, an experienced sailor, went down with his ship. While four of the officers survived (and never received command of a ship of their own), none of the 34 engineering officers (whose efforts kept the lights burning until just two minutes before the Titanic went down) survived. None of the eight members of the band, who played music until the end, did either.

Records of the Titanic’s passengers and crew are now available online: One hundreds years after the ship’s sinking, let us remember their stories and those lives cut tragically short.

 

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12:58PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

thanks

6:26AM PDT on Apr 18, 2012

It was a human error to do with the weather

12:13AM PDT on Apr 18, 2012

I think it was preplanned.speeding up the titanic and then bumping into an iceberg by such an experienced captain?sounds like some notable and influencial people were supposed to be killed on the titanic.this was a big plan made to look like a disaster.

11:27PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

tragic and sad ,frightening and creepy.

8:10PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Thanks for the article !

11:34AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

This will always be one of the worlds saddest tragedies that hits you everytime even though you know the story and have seen everything on it. Its just so tragic. :(

9:36AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

A terrible thing - but not as bad as the U-Boats torpedoing all the Allied shipping.in both World Wars.

Cowardly.

9:33AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Thank GOD we have a good Coastguard system nowadays.

8:59AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

very sad, indeed

8:13AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Actually I think that it was more than 1,500 souls who lost their lives that night/early morning. And for me knowing that those who perished also included at least 9 dogs who suffered just as greatly as those who drown in that cold, cold water.

And yes, Christine, I have to agree with you. I had no idea that Titantic's first class menu had included foie gras. I am trying to get a local restaurant {voted Restaurant of the Year} to stop serving it. Foie gras is barbaric to the poor ducks and I have no way to understand how people can eat it. Dispicable stuff............................

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