Shipping NoticeNew York Times Monday 15th April1912


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Can anyone confirm or deny that a shipping notice appeared in the New York Times,on Monday 15th April,1912 confirming Titanic's arrival on Tuesday 16th? I am aware of the connection in Riddle of the Titanic,and the reference from which the authors obtained their source,(British Titanic Society journal).Any help with this one greatly appreciated
 

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I can confirm it. I have a copy of the article at home and will post it tonight. It says that a message had been received from Titanic before the collision, to the effect that she would arrive in New York on Tuesday, 16 April.

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On Monday, 15 April 1912, the day before it ran its famous, page-wide headline (http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0415.html) the Times devoted almost a half-page to the early reports of Titanic's collision, under a three-column headline reading:

NEW LINER TITANIC HITS AN ICEBERG;
SINKING BY THE BOW AT MIDNIGHT;
WOMEN PUT OFF IN LIFE BOATS;
LAST WIRELESS AT 12:27 A.M. BLURRED

Its coverage that day includes the following paragraph:

The last report reveived in New York from the Titanic was at 2:15 A. M. yesterday. She was 1,284 miles east of Sandy Hook, and in that message her commander said that he expected to reach New York in time to dock late to-morrow afternoon.

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