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Rugby's links with Titanic: Captain who raced to the rescue and woman who said ship's owner was a decent man Rugby Advertiser
In the early hours of April 15 1912 the RMS Titanic slipped beneath the North Atlantic, leaving two-thirds of her passengers to freeze to death in agonisingly cold ...

When the RMS Olympic received a transmission from her ailing sister ship Titanic on the night of April 14, 1912, 500 nautical miles separated them.

But its Rugby-born captain took the decision to set every available ounce of steam available into charging the Olympic at full speed an effort to save the 2,208 people aboard the Titanic.

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