Titanic and Lusitania or any other Shipwreck Connections


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Fun topic for anyone interested.

Can you connect a Passenger or anything else from Titanic to the Lusitania or any other Shipwreck. An example would be, Alfred Vanderbilt was supposedly booked on Titanic's Maiden Voyage but cancelled but made the last voyage of the Lusitania and unfortunately lost his life in the sinking. Any connections like that would be interesting and enlightening. It doesn't have to be the Lusitania but does have to be a Shipwreck or any other Disaster. Another Example would be Violet Jessop who was a Stewardess on Titanic during it's Maiden Voyage and a nurse on the Britannic during the Fatal Voyage when it hit a mine or was torpedoed. Have Fun.
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Jason D. Tiller

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Thomas Home, brother in law to Major Arthur Peuchen was scheduled to sail on Titanic, but cancelled. He sailed on the Lusitania's last voyage.

John Priest was a Fireman / Stoker on Titanic and would later sail on Britannic's fateful voyage.
 

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Hi,

Well, I think some woodwork/carving on Titanic/Olympic was executed by the firm of H.H. Martyn & Co., of Cheltenham, who did similar work on Lusitania/Mauretania.

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Eric Longo

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Hi Again,

"Well, I think some woodwork/carving on Titanic/Olympic was executed by the firm of H.H. Martyn & Co., of Cheltenham, who did similar work on Lusitania/Mauretania."

I am not so sure about this as I think about it - any other info out there?

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Great Idea Eric,

I was thinking just Passengers or Crew but I think building, Woodwork or any connection you can make is great too.

Hi Jason- I wonder if John Priest knew Violet Jessop or if they compared Titanic stories. Some how I doubt it but I couldn't resist.
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Hi Eric, I am unsure about H.H. Martyn & Co., of Cheltenham doing both ships, but I AM sure that "Geo. Trollope & Sons and Colls & Sons Ltd." of Westminster and London did some of the cabinet work and furniture for Lusitania.

In addition, N. Burt & Co. Ltd. supplied some of the light fixtures and hardware fittings to both the Lusitania as well as Titanic. William McGeoch & Co. of Birmingham also supplied hardware fittings (doorknobs, hinges, hooks, etc.) and lamps to both ships.

I believe many of the ship's navigational and other instruments were also supplied to both ships by the same firms.
 
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Hi Jason,

Well any things possible but I doubt that Mr. Priest or Miss Jessop would have had the time to meet much less discuss ships they served on. But you never know. I was being a bit of a wag when I wrote that.
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Lady Lucille Duff Gordon left the Titanic in Boat #1 with her Husband Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon.

She was booked to cross to Liverpool on the May 1 sailing in 1915 but ill health meant her forgoing the travel. She was so unwell that it is believed she would not have been able to get up on deck.
She is said to have favoured the Lusi over the Mauri for the Atlantic crossing.

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The Lusitania carried a number of Titanic survivors back to England including the Duff Gordons.
 
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I thought I had read somewhere, maybe here on this site that Lady Lucy Duff Gordon was booked to sail on Lusitania's final voyage. She must of been counting her lucky stars that she didn't. Lucy on the Lusi-sorry couldn't resist that one.
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Hi Jason
I should of been more clear. I should of said that I had read somewhere before on Encyclopedia Titanica that Lady Duff Gordon was booked on Lusitania's final voyage. In fact as I recall reading that she couldn't make the voyage because I believe she had to have emergency surgery though I could be wrong. Memory can be faulty. Especially mine.
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Just a small correction about Violet Jessop. After the outbreak of the Great War she worked for a time as a VAD nursing assistant but found the work very stressfull. By the time she signed on for the Britannic she was serving in her old role as a stewardess, not a nurse.
 
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There is a kind of connection between the Titanic and the Lusitania and the Panula family. Juho Panula, Sr. took the Lusitania in Nov 1911 to New York, and his wife and five sons took Titanic, but sadly the wife and sons all perished.
Does anyone know of any passengers records/lists for a ship called Bremen that would have sailed from Germany? to America in the early 1890's? I have found a short piece of information regarding an ancestor aboard that ship. Some people tell me that most the records for that ship were destroyed with Germany's bombing during the second world war.

[Moderator's note: This post was posted in a separate thread in another topic, but has been moved to the one discussing the same subject. JDT]
 

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