Who was the first passenger to board the titanic on the day of its voyage


Apr 14, 2001
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hi i have two questions one who was the first passenger to board the titanic on the day it set sail other than thomas andrews and bruce ismay and two if the titanic hit the ice berg on april 15th at 11:40 pm what time is that for the central time zone thanks jennifer mueller
 
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Interesting question. I don't know if anybody bothered to keep track though. Apart from it being a maiden voyage, it wasn't as if they were expecting to make history.

Regarding times, I've seen this debated several times. The problem is that they didn't keep track by way of established time zones, but by way of data obtained from the noontime navigation fix. One proposal I saw kicked around on the Titanic Mailing List held the Titanic sank at 11:30 New York time. If this is true, that would be 10:30 Central on the 14th.

Take this with a large boulder of salt though as I'm relating second hand information, and I could be way wrong.

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 
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I'm not really sure about this, but some passengers may have lived on board. Apparently Van der Hoef was on the ship since Belfast, so he may have lived on board throughout. Otherwise, my guess is that Ismay and the H&W guarantee group would have been among the early birds to board the ship.

Daniel.
 
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daniel the question was who was the first passenger to board the titanic on the day of her voyage besides mr ismay and mr andrews but i do thank you for your answer jennifer mueller
 
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Trent Pheifer

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Eaton and Haas' book Titanic A Journey Through Time said that New York Time was 1 hour and 50 minutes slow. So if Titanic sank at 2:20, in NY it would be 12:30 making it 11:30 in Central time. Hope this helps.

-Trent
 
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D. M. Pogue

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My my my. Arn't we the Titanicology professors. Sorry to be so rude. Jen, the Titanic struck on the 14th of April and sank in the early A.M. hours of the 15th.Ok, that is all. Salong.
 
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D. M. Pogue

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Also, I would say, that first class passengers would be first, and they probably called them out in order of room #. So, whoever was in cabin A-1 (Not the steak sauce mind you) I guess would have boarded first.
 

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