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  • Biographies

    Recently updated biographies of Titanic passengers and crew.

    Lily May Futrelle
    1st Class Passenger

    Albert Hector Crisp
    Victualling Crew

    Thomas Henry Porteus
    Victualling Crew

    Gertrude Maybelle Thorne
    1st Class Passenger

    Sarah Maybell Beckwith
    1st Class Passenger

    Richard Leonard Beckwith
    1st Class Passenger

    William Thomas Abrams
    Engineering Crew

    Thomas Henry Blake
    Engineering Crew

    Achille Waelens
    3rd Class Passenger

    Joseph Brown
    Engineering Crew

  • Stories and Pictures

    JOHN MONTGOMERY SMART, AN ELUSIVE AND SECRETIVE TITANIC PASSENGER.
    Added 6th February 2016
    John Montgomery Smart was born circa 1866 or 1867.  His place of birth is not known, but he was described as being from New York and Boston, Massachusetts in Australian newspaper acc...
     
    BELFAST TITANIC MEMORIAL HAS TOO MANY NAMES!
    Added 31st January 2016
    The Titanic Wall in Belfast contains the names of 1,512 alleged Titanic victims but there are 16 victims too many on the wall. ...
     
    ANNA HOGEBOOM, KORNELIA ANDREWS, AND GRETCHEN LONGLEY
    Added 29th January 2016
    A photograph of Titanic survivors Anna Hogeboom, Kornelia Andrews, and Gretchen Longley together....
    ANNA HOGEBOOM, KORNELIA ANDREWS, AND GRETCHEN LONGLEY 
    TITANIC SURVIVOR'S RASH ACT
    Added 15th January 2016
    There was an echo of the Titanic disaster at a St Pancras inquest to-day on William Arthur Lucas, a seaman. Lucas was on the Leeds to London corridor express on Wednesday night, and on the arrival of the train at King's Cro...
     
    QUEER SINCE TITANIC DISASTER
    Added 15th January 2016
    Death of Titanic survivor by suicide...
     
    THE SOUTHAMPTON WIFE MURDER TRIAL
    Added 15th January 2016
    At the Hampshire assizes yesterday, before Mr Justice Wright. William Mintram, 38, mariner, was indicted for feloniously, wilfully, and of malice aforethought, killing murdering ELIZA May Mintram at Southampton on 18th October....
     
    THE MESABA FILE
    Added 9th September 2015
    US and British Titanic inquiry reports were manipulated for political reasons......
    THE MESABA FILE 
    THE INFAMOUS WATERTIGHT DOOR INDICATOR : MYSTERY SOLVED
    Added 2nd September 2015
    Brad Payne discovers evidence that suggests Titanic was fitted with a visual watertight door indicator......
    THE INFAMOUS WATERTIGHT DOOR INDICATOR : MYSTERY SOLVED 
    BRISTOL WOMAN'S TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE
    Added 10th August 2015
    Bristol lady, Mrs Ware, was one of the Titanic survivors. ...
     
    THE TRIALS OF ELOISE HUGHES SMITH
    Added 7th August 2015
    The only woman in the world who in just a year's time made her debut, got engaged, married, survived the Titanic, became a widow, and then a mother...
    THE TRIALS OF ELOISE HUGHES SMITH 
  • Comments

      • Jerry Fisher on 2016-04-12T18:53:05

        I was fascinated by this unusual sculpture when I first saw a photo of it in the debris field in one of the early National Geographic articles back in the 1980s. I wonder if there were other classical-era copies of other sculptures aboard the Titanic?
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      • Joolz Amanda on 2016-04-08T19:10:03

        Joseph George Scarrott's sister : Portsmouth Evening News : dated 28 OCT 1882 : Yesterday afternoon another inquest was heard at ' The Dolphin ' [ Pub ] in Lake Road ; on the body of Elizabeth Bessie SCARROTT , three years of age [ she was actually 11 months old ] , the daughter of Joseph Scarrott a merchant seaman of Duke Street . The child had on the 20th instant , exhibited symptoms of measles and some medicine was procured from a neighbouring chemist for her but at 7.50 on Wednesday mornin...
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      • Joolz Amanda on 2016-04-08T18:52:15

        15 SEPT 1907 Joseph George Scarrott marries Agnes Laura Payne in Southampton Registry Office . His first wife was still alive and living in Portsmouth . He married Agnes using the name George Scarrott ! In 1913 Joseph was stood in Portsmouth Courts and was accused of bigamy [ Portsmouth Evening News on Thursday 27th November 1913 - page 4. Under heading : BIGAMY CHARGE , Ex Naval Man sent for trial , First marriage at Kingston - Joseph gives his address as Church Street in Southampton ] . On 10 ...
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      • Joolz Amanda on 2016-04-08T18:41:34

        04 AUG 1883 : Joseph's father Joseph Timothy Stephen states in personal column of Portsmouth Evening News that he will no longer be responsible for his wife's debts . This was not long after Josephs sister Elizabeth aged 11 months had died at Duke Street . Putting a notice in the newspaper was common amongst folk who wanted a divorce but couldn't afford one . Edwin who was born in 1888 is probably not Josephs brother .
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      • Scratch Back on 2016-04-06T20:41:07

        Hi, I can't help but notice that the top down expansion/suspension joint failure doesn't collaborate with my research. That being said, you don't have to look far when it comes to titanic. I say that, because we can compare the front expansion joint failure to the sterns expansion joint failure. The forward expansion joint failure in the officers cabins collaborates with my research of ships that fractured apart at there expansion joints. If it were the expansion joint in the after part of the s...
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      • Ronald Francis on 2016-04-06T02:31:02

        My last name is Francis. I recently learned some of my family history. I am so interested in finding all I can. My 8X's great grandpa was John Francis who was a miner from Gwennap in Cornwall. Thanks.
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      • Sváb-Kovács Szilveszter on 2016-04-05T00:46:11

        I Have this same article from a Hungarian news from a Hungarian News Paper ( Kis Újság) 28. 07. 1912... Its says ,that Peter Pryal met with Captain Smith in Baltimore at the last friday and Peter P. started to follow and spoken with him, and Capt. Smith answeared his Hello and asked P. Pryal, that don't disturb him(C. Smith) and late C. Smith bought a ticket to Washington at the Train Station http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaupload/tmp/70ff172f863aa00e5b3dbe8e96807743c31ec4fd25742a1885d...
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      • bric on 2016-04-02T01:00:04

        The troupe of Rockwell and Hurlburt was - Malcolm Douglas Hurlburt, Andrew H. Rockwell, Elles Hurlburt Rockwell, James Dallas Cowles, the horses Mazeppa, Star, Tiger, 4 other horses, and 2 greyhounds.
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      • Dennis Lovett on 2016-03-28T08:46:25

        Very interesting discovery - Frank Painter was my 1st cousin 3 times removed.
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      • J.B. Stahl on 2016-03-27T07:28:08

        I too had read Maxtone-Graham's edition of her memoir and between it and Molony's research there emerges the picture of a lonely, long-suffering figure of yet great hardihood that evokes much sympathy and admiration. Poor Violet—while she managed to collide with the Hawke in the Solent, an iceberg in the Atlantic and a mine in the Aegean, her ship never came into Happiness.
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  • Forum Posts

      • Christophe Puttemans ()
        On the timeline here on ET (https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/articles/et_timeline.pdf), the moment of the 3 bells by Fleet are set a whole 5...
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      • Mark Baber ()
        The Sun, New York, 21 May 1916 Original article digitized by the New York Public Library Retrieved from the Library of Congress' Chronicling...
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      • Justin Litke ()
        Does anyone know of any blueprints/diagrams that demonstrates the changes made to Titanic made in light of Olympic's maiden voyage. A list may be...
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      • Christophe Puttemans ()
        In many cases, the time given for a certain event of Titanic's sinking can only be estimated. Idem for the Big Wave. It was that 'wave' which came...
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      • Matthew Thedford ()
        I'm making a model ship in my own design and I need advice for how the ship should look for a 1920's liner. It looks awkwardly arranged to me. (I'll...
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      • Matthew Bowyer Fan ()
        Hi, what was exactly job of regular 3rd class stewards? Were their jobs separated? I mean some care about cabins and some worked in dining room as...
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      • Aidan Bowe ()
        Given this film came out in 1980, a number of survivors would still have been alive to remember the actual sinking. Are there any accounts to their...
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      • Michael Haughn ()
        Hello all, I have a few questions regarding the fans and vents during the sinking. Would they have been running during the sinking? Are they...
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      • Mark Baber ()
        AB Robert Hopkins is buried in Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City, New Jersey, in a presently unmarked Gravesite...
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      • Mark Baber ()
        In 1894, Henry Parsell, commander of White Star's then-flagship Majestic I, testified before a joint Board of Trade/Admiralty committee on floating...
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      • Steve Dunham ()
        The Myth of the Titanic by Richard Howells (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999), 160 pp: The book’s content is much narrower than the title suggests:...
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      • Aidan Bowe ()
        Does anyone know the original colour and pattern of the upholstery to the chairs in the A La Carte Restaurant? Thanks
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      • Lorireb ()
        I am looking for someone named Henry. I had a relative on the Titanic named Henry, I think his last name was Ward or something, I don't know his...
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      • countess ()
        Good day all. Just found some interesting facts that not only one black man was onboard the titanic.... But two. The second black man (which...
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      • Tyler Peters ()
        Does anybody have any documentaries of the Titanic that they really like or enjoy, but is not very well-known outside of general public? There's...
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