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|Titanica!||JOHN MONTGOMERY SMART, AN ELUSIVE AND SECRETIVE TITANIC PASSENGER.
6th February 2016
J. Homer Thiel
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...
|Titanica!||THE MESABA FILE
9th September 2015
US and British Titanic inquiry reports were manipulated for political reasons......
|Titanica!||THE INFAMOUS WATERTIGHT DOOR INDICATOR : MYSTERY SOLVED
2nd September 2015
Brad Payne discovers evidence that suggests Titanic was fitted with a visual watertight door indicator......
|Titanica!||THE TRIALS OF ELOISE HUGHES SMITH
25th July 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...
|Titanica!||WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BIG NECK NICHOLS?
10th July 2015
Was Titanic's Quartermaster sent below never to return? ...
|Titanica!||BASTION OF MASCULINITY
23rd June 2015
The Last Enjoyable Hours in the Titanic's First-Class Smoking Room...
|IDENTIFYING TITANIC STEWARDESSES
19th June 2015
Finding the names of the Titanic stewardesses photographed at Plymouth after their rescue in 1912....
|Titanica!||TITANIC AND THE BEDA: FR THOMAS BYLES
21st April 2015
In James Cameron’s film Titanic a Catholic priest is seen praying with his fellow passengers and reciting from the Book of Revelation. This man was not a figment of Cameron’s imagination: his name was Fr Thomas Byles...
|Titanica!||HARD A STARBOARD
31st January 2015
Another look at that hard right turn......
|Titanica!||PIECING TOGETHER A TITANIC PUZZLE
21st August 2014
The Complex case of Mrs. Cassebeer. Court documents reveal tempestuous marriage....
27th April 2014
Why did only 13 second class men passengers survive the sinking of the Titanic?...
|Titanica!||AUCTIONING THE WALLACE HARTLEY TITANIC VIOLIN
7th November 2013
Stuart Kelly describes the excitement and tension of the auction of the most valuable Titanic artefact ever sold....
|Titanica!||CLASS AND GENDER IN SHAPING THE MEMORY OF THE TITANIC DISASTER SINCE 1912
30th October 2013
Joe Woolley explores how the way we see Titanic has been shaped in films such as A Night to Remember and Titanic......
|Titanica!||AUTHENTICATING THE WALLACE HARTLEY TITANIC VIOLIN
23rd October 2013
Stuart Kelly examines how painstaking research led to the authentication of Wallace Hartley's Titanic violin...
|Titanica!||ACQUITTING THE ICEBERG
15th October 2013
When most of the facts everyone knows about the Unsinkable Ship are scrutinized, it is quickly discovered that many of them are not facts at all......
|Titanica!||THE UNBORN BABIES OF THE TITANIC
12th September 2013
A list of Titanic passengers who were known or likely to be pregnant at the time of the sinking and a list of male passengers and crew who became fathers posthumously. Titanic passengers that were pregnant on the Ti...
|Titanica!||R.M.S. TITANIC: FROM A DRAWING TO A SINKING
10th September 2013
Luca Marzano proposes a hypothetical sinking sequence inspired by the recollection of a young passenger, 17-year-old Jack Thayer....
|Titanica!||TITANIC AND CALIFORNIAN
10th September 2013
Gavin Don asks if the SS Californian, under the command of Stanley Lord, was close enough to have assisted the sinking Titanic....
|Titanica!||THE HIGHEST EXAMPLE LIFE CAN FURNISH
8th June 2013
Richard Frazar White, Bowdoin College, and the Titanic...
|Voyage||ON TITANIC'S BRIDGE
23rd May 2013
Author’s note: The story of Titanic’s sinking revolves around what took place on the navigation bridge, yet many people are not entirely clear on how it functioned, what the duties of the officers and crew were, and exactly who ...
|Titanica!||TITANIC'S BULGARIAN LINKS
18th May 2013
The Story of the Bulgarians on Titanic; how they emigrated and the Bulgarian emigration environment existent around the turn of the 19th Century...
|Titanica!||HILDA SLAYTER'S DIARY
17th May 2013
Hilda Mary Slayter...
|Titanica!||A TITANIC DINNER IN AN OLYMPIC HOUSE
21st November 2012
Stuart Kelly recalls an unexpected invitation and a memorable... and extensive Titanic themed meal in an newly discovered RMS Olympic panelled room....
|Titanica!||GEORGE ALEXANDER LUCIEN RHEIMS
12th October 2012
Updated biographical information on Titanic survivor George Rheims....
|Titanica!||TITANIC: THE HINGLEY ANCHORS
11th September 2012
Titanic's centre anchor was at the time and for some time to follow, the world's largest anchor ever forged by hand. Jonathan Smith explores the construction of the anchor and the company that created it....