Violet Jessop

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Adrianne Lapar

Member
I found this on the Internet:

"The Olympic and Brittanic both served as hospital ships in World War I, but only the Olympic survived the conflict--the Britannic exploded on just her fifth voyage. And in 1934, the Olympic struck the Nantucket Lightship, killing seven. The damage to the massive ship was so extensive that she was sold for scrap the following year."

-HistoryChannel.com


BEST REGARDS,
ADRIANNE
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

Member
Hi Adrianne, and now you know why some don't take the History Channel too seriously as a source. The Olympic was used as a troopship during the war. As to the Nantucket Lightship, the damage to the Olympic wasn't that severe. Inch thick steel plate vs. the much thinner plating of a lightship isn't much of a contest. ;-) She was used for eleven more months befor being retired in April of 1935. (The collision with the lightship happened on 15 May 1934).

In the end, it was economics which led to the Olympic's retirement. She had been losing trade for some time and the Depression didn't help. Were it not for the Depression, she might have lasted a few more years.

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 
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Dean Manning

Guest
Hi Adrianne.

It seems Michael has beaten me to the punch here. After the Nantucket lightship incident, the Olympic was repaired and continued to make crossings untill march of 1935, after which time her interiors were acuctioned off and the hull was towed to Inverkeithing, Scotland, were it was demolished.

As far as the Olympic being a hospital ship, I really, really doubt it. Hospital ships, which were painted in white with big green stripes and red crosses(like the Britannic), were protected under the Geneva(sp?) convention, which prohibited them from being attacked by German U-boats. If the Olympic did in fact serve as a hospital ship, wouldn't they have given her a hospital ship paint scheme to protect her(Olympic was painted in bright colors to confuse U-boats)?

Dean
 
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Florian B. Millare

Guest
i have just found out on a book that Miss Violet Jessop is also in the adriatic. it reads "Violet Jessop, a stewardess, had once nearly capsized on the Adriatic..." Is this true?

thanx
 
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Ashley Jean King

Guest
Hi am am only 11 yrs old and I am already Fasanicted on the Sinking of Titanic.

Information needed on Violet Jessop who was a strewadress on the Unsinkable R.M.S Titanic

PLEASE HELP ME
 
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Hildo Thiel

Member
Hello Ashley,

Here is a small part of information about Miss Violet Constance Jessop.

Miss Violet Constance Jessop, was born on 02-10-1887 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was the eldest and five brothers and sisters. Her family later moved to England. Her father was a sheep farmer. She follow in the steps of her mother who was a stewardess too. Her ship before Titanic was Olympic. She shared a cabin on Titanic with Elizabeth Leather. She lived at 71 Shirley Road, Bedford Park, London. She left Titanic with lifeboat 16. She was aboard the Olympic when it collide with the Hawke and aboard Brittanic when it was hit by a torpedo. Miss Jessop died in 1971, she was 84.

More information about her can be find in her memoirs: Titanic survivor by John Mactone-Graham and Violet C. Jessop.

Regards,

Hildo
 
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Ashley Jean King

Guest
HI HILDO THIEL
THANKYOU,
MY TEACHER WANTED A REPORT ON A STREWADRESS SO I CHOSE VIOLET JESSOP.I KNEW THE NAME BUT
IT IS A 36 PAGE REPORT.

ANY ONE KNOW ANYTHING ELSE PLEASE HELP.

ASHLEY
 
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Michail Michailakis

Member
Does anyone know what was her name? I'm assuming that the baby was a girl, since Mrs.Jessop described a strange incident that happened less than a year before her death:A woman called late at night and asked her name,if she had worked on the Titanic and if she had rescued a baby.When Mrs.Jessop gave a positive answer the woman said:"I was that baby" and hung up.

(from "Titanic Survivor" p.224)

Regards,
Michail
 
Dave Gittins

Dave Gittins

Member
I'll stick my neck out and say that the story is very dodgy. It seems that the only baby in boat 16, in which Jessop escaped, was Thomas Assad. He was looked after by Winnie Trout.

Given Jessop's track record, I give little credence to her. I especially love her snow-capped mountains near Sydney, especially at the time of year revealed by her seaman's record book.
 
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Bob Godfrey

Member
And didn't she come up with that old chestnut about sitting on a log that turned out to be a crocodile?
 
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jim duncan

Guest
who suvived the sinking of the titanic,the lusitania and thier sister ship(i can not remember the name of the third ship)
Can anyone help me out here?
 
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Bob Godfrey

Member
Jim, you are possibly thinking of stewardess Violet Jessop, who served on all three of the White Star 'Olympic' Class liners and survived the sinkings of two of them, Titanic and the hospital ship Britannic, on which she served as a nurse. The Lusitania was a Cunard liner, 'sister' only to the Mauretania.

But note what is stated at the top this section of the message board:
"Please don't add questions here unless they are specifically to do with message board administration"
 
Inger Sheil

Inger Sheil

Member
Good point, Bob, which is why I've now moved this page to the Passenger thread.

We've had other instances recently of people posting threads under the wrong subject header, or of starting new threads on pre-existing topics. While we appreciate the fact that it can take a while to find your way around the ins and outs of posting in a forum such as ET, please do take the time to read the posting rules and familiarise yourself with how the messageboard works. You're more likely to get an answer to or feedback on your posts that way!
 
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Rob McGough

Guest
Hi I also read Miss Jessop was on the Olympic,
Titanic's sister ship, when it recused British
sailors from a sinking battleship during WW 1.
Yes, I have the thought that if you found out that Miss Jessop was sailing on your ship, you
should disembark right away, or don't let her out of your sight if you sail. Good luck with your report.
Rob McGough
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

Member
I don't think I'd worry about it. Miss Jessop had a long career and one which was for the most part, uneventful. I'm sure you'll find several people who served on all three of the Olympics, lived to tell about it and went on. It's a sad fact of life but when you make a career of the sea, it's not unheard of to find yourself on one or more ships that get into some trouble. Been There Done That myself.
 
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