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Titanic - perhaps the most famous ship ever built, and certainly the most famous shipwreck ever. Sinking four days into her maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg, the Royal Mail Ship Titanic went down with over 1,500 of her passengers and crew. The night of 14/15 April 1912 was one of heroism, but was also one of the largest peacetime shipping disasters of all time. Published within a month of the sinking by the opportunistic L T Myers and written by the journalist Logan Marshall, The Illustrated Sinking ...
Titanic - perhaps the most famous ship ever built, and certainly the most famous shipwreck ever. Sinking four days into her maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg, the Royal Mail Ship Titanic went down with over 1,500 of her passengers and crew. The night of 14/15 April 1912 was one of heroism, but was also one of the largest peacetime shipping disasters of all time. Published within a month of the sinking by the opportunistic L T Myers and written by the journalist Logan Marshall, The Illustrated Sinking of the Titanic tells the story of the ship and her final few hours. Often over-dramatic and inaccurate, nonetheless the book is now prized among Titanic collectors and those interested in the sinking of what was the world's largest and most luxurious ship.
Brought together with eighty illustrations telling the dramatic story of the Titanic and the rescue of 705 of her passengers and crew by the Cunard liner Carpathia.
Dr. Van Dyke's Spiritual Consolation to the Survivors of the Titanic 9
Facts About the Wreck of the Titanic 11
Chapter I First News of the Greatest Marine Disaster in History 13
"The Titanic in collision, but everybody safe"
Another triumph set down to wireless telegraphy
The world goes to sleep peacefully
The sad awakening
Chapter II The Most Sumptuous Palace Afloat 16
Dimensions of the Titanic
Provisions for the comfort and entertainment of passengers
The army of attendants required
Chapter III The Maiden Voyage of the Titanic 23
Preparations for the voyage
Scenes of gayety
The boat sails
Incidents of the voyage
A collision narrowly averted
The boat on fire
Warned of icebergs
Chapter IV Some of the Notable Passengers 31
Sketches of prominent men and women on board, including Major Archibald Butt John Jacob Astor Benjamin Guggenheim Isidor Straus J. Bruce Ismay Geo. D. Widener Colonel Washington Roebling Charles M. Hays W.T. Stead
Chapter V The Titanic Strikes an Iceberg! 37
Tardy attention to warning responsible for accident
The danger not realized at first
An interrupted card game
Passengers joke among themselves
The real truth dawns
Panic on board
Wireless calls for help.
Chapter VI "Women and Children First" 42
Cool-headed officers and crew bring order out of chaos
Filling the life-boats
Heartrending scenes as families are parted
Four life-boats lost
Incidents of bravery
"The boats are all filled!"
Chapter VII Left to Their Fate 53
Coolness and heroism of those left to perish
Suicide of Murdoch
Captain Smith's end
The ship's band plays a noble hymn as the vessel goesdown.
Chapter VIII The Call for Help Heard 64
The value of the wireless
Other ships alter their course
Rescuers on the way.
Chapter IX In the Drifting Life-Boats 66
Sorrow and suffering
The survivors see the Titanic go down with their loved ones on board
a night of agonizing suspense
Women help to row
Picking up the life-boats.
Chapter X On Board the Carpathia 78
Aid for the suffering and hysterical
Burying the dead
Vote of thanks to Captain Rostron of the Carpathia
Identifying those saved
Communicating with land
The passage to New York
Chapter XI Preparations on Land to Receive the Sufferers 84
Donations of money and supplies
Hospital and ambulances made ready
Private houses thrown open
Waiting for the Carpathia to arrive
The ship sighted!
Chapter XII The Tragic Home-Coming 90
The Carpathia reaches New York
An intense and dramatic moment
Hysterical reunions and crushing disappointments at the dock
Caring for the sufferers
Final realization that all hope for others is futile
List of survivors
Roll of the dead.
List of Survivors 100
Chapter XIII The Story of Charles F. Hurd 115
How the Titanic sank
Water strewn with dead bodies
Victims met death with hymn on their lips.
Chapter XIV Thrilling Account Y L. Beasley 119
Collision only a slight jar
Passengers could not believe the vessel doomed
Narrow escape of life-boats
Picked up by the Carpathia.
Chapter XV Jack Thayer's Own Story of the Wreck 124
Seventeen-year-old son of Pennsylvania Railroad official tells moving story of his rescue
Told mother to be brave
Separated from parents
Jumped when vessel sank
Drifted on overturned boat
Picked up by Carpathia.
Chapter XVI Incidents Related James McGough 127
Women forced into the life-boats
Why some men were saved before women
Asked to man life-boats
Chapter XVII Wireless Operator Praises Heroic Work 131
Story of Harold Bride, the surviving wireless operator of the Titanic, who was washed overboard and rescued by life-boat
Band played ragtime and "Autumn".
Chapter XVIII Story of the Steward 134
Passengers and crew dying when taken aboard Carpathia
One woman saved a dog
English colonel swam for hours when boat with mother aboard capsized.
Chapter XIX How the World Received the News 138
Nations prostrate with grief
Messages from kings and cardinals
Disaster stirs world to necessity of stricter regulations
Chapter XX Bravery of the Officers and Crew 144
Illustrious career of Captain E.J. Smith
Brave to the last
Maintenance of order and discipline
Acts of heroism
Engineers died at posts
Chapter XXI Searching for the Dead 152
Sending out the Mackay-Bennett and Minia
Bremen passengers see bodies
Confusion in names
Chapter XXII Criticism of Ismay 158
Chapter XXIII The Financial Loss 161
Titanic not fully insured
Valuable cargo and mail
No chance for salvage
Life insurance loss
Loss to the Carpathia.
Chapter XXIV Opinions of Experts 165
Captain point out lessons taught by Titanic disaster and needed changes in construction E.K. Roden Lewis Nixon General Greely Robert H. Kirk
Chapter XXV Other Great Marine Disasters 167
Deadly danger of icebergs
Dozens of ships perish in collision
Chapter XXVI Development of Shipbuilding 171
Evolution of water travel
Increases in size of vessels
Is there any limit?
Achievements in speed
Titanic not the last world.
Chapter XXVII Safety and Life-Saving Devices 174
Life-boats and rafts
Life-preservers and buoys
Chapter XXVIII Time for Reflection and Reform 178
Chapter XXIX The Senatorial Investigation 181
Prompt action of the Government
Senate committee probes disaster and brings out details
Testimony of Ismay, officers, crew passengers and other witnesses