The Arctic is one. September 27, 1854 saw this wooden Steamship collide the the Vesta a French Ship and sink. It sank slow to get the people off but the crew and certain passengers stole all the lifeboats there were leaving the passengers to the fates. Not a woman or child was saved from the sinking.quote:
So, maybe the point is: what ship sank with sufficient time to save everyone, but with great loss of life, regardless of whether help did arrive (or didn't) in time.
I think so. Plus the infamy of being a Arctic survivor and Crewmen after all those Women and Children were lost. I bet a lot of the crewmen beat a hasty retreat. Well the ones not in jail. The Arctic has an unsung hero of the crew of sorts like Titanic whose story stuck with me. I wish I had done a report on her in High School but there wasn't a lot of information about her. Stewardess Anna (surname unknown) was either a Slave of the Ward Line or an Emancipated Slave and stewardess, who was last seen working the pumps by passengers. I guess she knew that she would not be getting off in a boat and she had a basic idea of how the pumps worked so she worked tried to work them. Alexander Crosby Brown mentions her in WACL.quote:
Thanks, I didn't know that ... did any repercussions become the crew?