The Stephen B. Luce Library Presents The RMS TITANIC 100 th Anniversary of Her Tragic Sinking April 14 - 15, 1912
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMS TITANIC: 100thAnniversary o Owned by the White Star Line o A Cruise liner and Royal Mail Ship o Launched May 31, 1911 o Designed by Alexander M. Carlisle o Delivered to White Star April 2, o Built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, 1912 Yard No. 401
100th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy Admiral Stephen B. The RMS Luce TITANIC:(1827-1917) 100thAnniversary o 46,328 gross registered tonnage o 882 ft 9 in overall length o 852 ft 6 in length between perpendiculars o 92 ft wide
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMS TITANIC: 100thAnniversary First Class Turkish Bath First Class Gymnasium TITANIC boasted electric elevators, a swimming pool, a squash court, a Turkish Bath, and a gymnasium with a mechanical horse and mechanical camel. Source: National Museums Northern Ireland
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy TITANIC’s Reading and The RMS TITANIC: Writing Room 100th Located on the PromenadeAnniversary Deck and decorated in the late Georgian style of 1770 to 1780, with soft white paneling and elegant furniture. Source: titanic-online.com
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMS TITANIC: TITANIC’s First Class 100th Reception RoomAnniversary As published in The Shipbuilder, 1911. Source: National Archives
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMS TITANIC: 100thAnniversary o A short “shakedown” test sail was done on March 31, 1912. o Departed Southampton, England for New York on April 10, 1912. o Ports of call were Cherbourg, France and Queenstown, Ireland.
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy o1,308 passengers and 898 crew 1st Class Parlor Suite B60 The RMS for a total of 2,206 were on TITANIC: board. 100thAnniversary o A First Class (“Parlor Suite”) ticket cost $4,350, which translates into $90,000 present day USD. 2nd Class Single Berth Stateroom o The Titanic was designed to hold 32 lifeboats, but only 20 3rd Class 2 Berth were on board. Stateroom Source: National Museums Northern Ireland
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMS 1912 illustration of TITANIC: the TITANICs 100thAnniversary intended voyage to New York and the location of her sinking. Source: National Museum of Northern Ireland
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMS TITANIC: 100thAnniversary Chart showing the TITANIC’s transatlantic route, with the site of sinking. Source: Encyclopedia-Titanica.org
100th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy o Early in the day on April 14, 1912, TITANIC received warning messages of icebergs in the surrounding area. o At 11:40 p.m. on April 14, lookout rang warning for an iceberg right ahead. The RMS o TITANIC struck an iceberg on the starboard side of her hull after attempting an evasive TITANIC: maneuver. 100th o Five of 15 watertight compartments were damaged, destroying the ship’s buoyancy.Anniversary U.S. Navy daily memorandum reporting the TITANICs collision with an iceberg, April 15, 1912. Source: National Archives
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMS TITANIC: 100thAnniversary o A distress “S.O.S.” call for help was sent at 12:01 a.m., April 15. o 18 of the 20 lifeboats were lowered between 12:45 and 2:05 a.m. o At 2:10 a.m. on April 15, the hull split and the TITANIC sank. o 703 survivors were rescued by the CARPATHIA; 1,503 lives were lost and only 320 bodies were ultimately recovered.
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy RMS CARPATHIA The RMS The CARPATHIA took four TITANIC: hours to arrive at the 100thAnniversary accident scene. Between 4:14 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., 315 women, 52 children, 126 men, and 210 crew members were taken aboard. Source: yourdiscovery.com
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy Here is one of the The RMS TITANIC: TITANIC’s 100th lifeboats, filled withAnniversary survivors and waiting to be brought aboard the CARPATHIA. This photograph was taken by a passenger on board the CARPATHIA.
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy New York Times The RMS headline on April TITANIC: 15, 1912. 100thAnniversary News of the tragedy spread quickly, but those shore side waited for more details until the CARPATHIA arrived in New York.
100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy In summer of 1985, the wreck of The RMS the TITANIC was TITANIC: located by a joint 100th American-FrenchAnniversary expedition – at 12,500 feet below the water’s surface, and approximately 350 miles (531 km) southeast of Newfoundland, Can
Sources and Resources on the TITANIC Tragedy at the Stephen B. Luce Library •Bainbridge, B. (1996). Every man for himself. New York, NY: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc. •Ballard, R.D. (1988). Exploring the Titanic. P. Crean, (Ed.). New York, NY: Madison Publishing Inc. The RMS •Ballard, R.D. (2001). Adventures in ocean exploration. Washington, D.C.: The National TITANIC: Geographic Society. 100thAnniversary •Ballard, R.D., & Archbold, R. (1998). Ghost liners: Exploring the world’s greatest lost ships. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company. •Bonner, K., & Bonner, C. (2003). Great ship disasters. St. Paul, MN: MBI Publishing Company. •Butler, D.A. (1998). Unsinkable: The full story of the RMS Titanic. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. •Eaton, J.P., & Haas, C.A. (1996). Titanic: Destination disaster, the legends and the reality. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. •Eaton, J.P., & Haas, C.A. (1999). Titanic: A journey through time. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Sources and Resources on the TITANIC Tragedy, Continued •Green, R. (2005). Building the Titanic: An epic tale of the creation of history’s most famous ocean liner. Pleasantville, NY: The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. •Heyer, P. (1995). Titanic legacy: Disaster as media event and myth. Westport, CT: Praeger The RMS Publishers. TITANIC: •Jessop, V. (1997). Titanic survivor: The newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who 100th survived both the Titanic and the Britannic disasters. Dobbs Ferry, NJ: Sheridan House, Inc.Anniversary •Lynch, D., & Marschall, K. (2003). Ghosts of the abyss: A journey into the heart of the Titanic. Ontario, Canada: Madison Press Books. •O’Donnell, E.E. (1997). The last days of the Titanic: Photographs and mementos of the tragic maiden voyage. Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers. •Thrush, P. (1992). Titanic: The truth behind the disaster. New York, NY: Crescent Books. •Winchester, S. (2010). Atlantic: Great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories. New York, NY: HarperCollins.