Aug 24, 2002
Hello All,

I'm new to all this so please be gentle with me!!

I would love to get a copy of a newspaper with the headlines about the sinking of Titanic. I know the first reports said that she was being towed back safely and that no one was lost. So when did the correct reports make front page news?

Can anyone help me (hope this doesn't seem like a daft question!!!)?


Kyrila Scully

Apr 15, 2001
South Florida
Well, that all depends on whether or not you want the original or a nice reproduction. Reproductions are frequently available on Ebay or other auction sites. The Titanic Ship of Dreams Museum also sells repros and occasionally a sheet of the original from a private collection. But unless you are rich (one page will cost you $1,000) the repros are excellent and you get the entire paper, containing more wonderful stories than just about Titanic. The Boston Globe sells an excellent repro. I have copies of the St. Louis Dispatch and a couple of New York papers.

Good luck!

Dave Gittins

Mar 16, 2000
The first correct report was on page one of The New York Times on April 16th 1912. You can buy a reproduction of this, along with other pages describing the disaster direct from The New York Times. I can't recall the price, but it's not more than $20 US.

With the reprint is an account of how the paper managed to get the scoop.
Jul 9, 2000
Easley South Carolina
Elizabeth, a couple of titles you may want to get, and which are available on are "The Titanic Disaster: As Reported in the British National Press April-July 1912" at

and "Extra-Titanic" at

While newspapers of the period should be treated as highly suspect as to reliability, they will give you a good snapshot of what they were saying.

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