John P. Eaton

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    ANNETTA
    Eight Chinese sailors were going to New York on the Titanic to join the Annetta....
    ANNETTA 
    CANCELED PASSAGES ABOARD TITANIC
    Who Redeemeth Thy Life From Destruction...
    CANCELED PASSAGES ABOARD TITANIC 
    TUNISIAN
    Eastbound, St. John, New Brunswick to Liverpool. On 10 April reported heavy ice in the vicinity of an area that was later the disaster site. Port of Registry: Glasgow ...
     
    TRAFFIC
    On 10 April 1912 Titanic arrived at Cherbourg from Southampton at 6:35 p.m. after a voyage of little more than five hours. After taking aboard mail and pasengers she departed at 8:10 p.m. Boarding were 274 passengers: 142 first class, 30 second...
    TRAFFIC 
    A CAPTAIN'S CAREER
      “When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly 40 years at sea, I merely say- uneventful.  Of course there have been winter storms and gales and fog and the like, but in all ...
    A CAPTAIN'S CAREER 
    CAPTAIN SMITH IN THE 1890S
    A photograph of Edward John Smith later Captain of the RMS Titanic, taken sometime in the 1890s when he was a Captain in the White Star Line. ...
    CAPTAIN SMITH IN THE 1890S 
    NOMADIC
    One of the two tenders built especially to serve the needs of Olympic and Titanic at Cherbourg. Nomadic and Traffic were registered under the French flag and managed by A. Laniece, later by George A. Laniece. On 10 ...
    NOMADIC 
    OCEANIC (1)
    White Star Line Not only was Oceanic operated by the same company that operated Titanic, she was also directly associated with Titanic at the beginning of her maiden voyage as well as during the first weeks following...
    OCEANIC (1) 
    BULGARIA
    (aka Canada, Hercules, Philippines,Drachtenstein) Hamburg-Amerika Line On Tuesday, April 9, while traveling westbound Hamburg-Southampton-Baltimore, received a wireless message from the Caledonia ...
    BULGARIA 
    CALEDONIA
    Anchor Line On 9 April at 2:55 p.m. Caledonia, eastbound New York-Glasgow, relayed to Bulgaria an ice warning received earlier from Cassandra. Port of Registry: Glasgow Flag of ...
    CALEDONIA 
    CASSANDRA
    (Donaldson Brothers) On 9 April, while eastbound St. John, New Brunswick to Glasgow, Cassandra transmitted a warning of ice at 43 degrees 38’ N. by 49 degrees 16’ W. which was relayed at 2:55 p.m. by the Caledonia to the Bul...
    CASSANDRA 
    ROYAL EDWARD
    Canadian Northern Steamships, Ltd. Westbound Avonmouth to Halifax. On 8 April encountered and reported an ice field in the vicinity of the subsequent Titanic disaster site : 42 degrees 50’N, 49 degrees 30’W to 42 degrees 30’N 50 degrees 1...
    ROYAL EDWARD 
    ANNIE
    West Hartlepool Steam Navigation Co., Ltd. Port of Registry:  West Hartlepool Flag of Registry:  British Signal letters:  P  Q  N&...
     
    RIO PIRAHY
    European and Brazilian Steam Ship Cp., Ltd. (Petersen and Co., Ltd. Managers) Westbound, Narvik, Norway to Philadelphia via Halifax. Arrived Philadelphia 22 April and reported that on 8 April, in the vicinity of 42 degrees 44 ‘ N. by 49 ...
     
    ROSALIND
    New York, Newfoundland and Halifax Steam Ship Co., Ltd. (C.T. Bowring & Co., Ltd. Managers) Departed St. John’s, Newfoundland 6 April for New York.   On 7 April at 45 degrees 10 ‘ N. by 56 degrees 40&r...
     
    ARMENIAN
    Cestrian, sister ship to the Armenian, seen here at Harland and Wolff's Belfast yard following completion. (courtesy Lawrence Dunn, Famous Liner...
    ARMENIAN 
    ARGENTINE TRANSPORT
    Empire Transport Co., Ltd. (Houlder Brothers, Managers) Westbound, Narvik, Norway to Philadelphia. Left Narvik 3 April 1912 with a cargo of iron ore. On arrival at the intermediate stop of Louisburg, Nova Scotia, her captain reporte...
    ARGENTINE TRANSPORT 
    NEPTUNE
    Port of Registry: Southampton Flag of Registry: British Funnel: Red, black top Company flag: Divided by crossed lines into four equal...
     
    AJAX
    Call letters: S P G B Port of Registry: Southampton Flag of Registry: British Funnel: Red, black top Company flag:...
     
    VULCAN
    Vulcan struggling to pull the stern of the New York (left) away from Titanic's port side (Eaton-Haas Collection)...
    VULCAN 
    HERCULES
    One of the tugs that got lines aboard New York and kept her from striking Titanic as the latter was leaving her Southampton dock. Port of Registry: South...
     
    THE TUGS AT TITANIC'S DEPARTURE
    Albert Edward, Hercules, Vulcan, Ajax, Hector Neptune Registered 10 September 1861, the Southampton, Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Limited Company was known during its early years...
     
    SAMARA
    Samara Steam Ship Samara Co., Ltd. (Maclay & MacIntyre, Managers) Westbound Cardiff to Philadelphia on April 1st at 43 degrees 12’ N. by 45 degrees 14”W. southeast off Newfoundland’s Grand Banks, rescued t...
     
    UNITED STEAMSHIP CO. : ALEXANDRA
    Det Forenede Dampskibs Selsk (United Steamship Co.) Departed Emden, Germany for Boston, 13 March. On 3 April at 45 degrees 04'N. by 56 degrees 38'W. saw drifting ice and ice fields. Arrived at Boston 7 April. ...
     
    LORD CROMER
    Departed Stockton-on Tees, England 14 March, 1912 on her maiden voyage bound for Louisburg, Nova Scotia, in ballast. During her crossing she was badly damaged by ice and after 19 days of a voyage which should have taken no mor...
     
    LUCIGEN
    Lucigen – Lucigen Steamship Co., (H.E. Moss & Co.) Departed Bremen, Germany 8 March for New York. On 24 March at 46 degrees N, 46 degrees West, encountered heavy pack ice with numerous bergs...
     
    KURA
    Kura Steamship Co., Ltd. (Stephens, Sutton & Stephens, Managers.) (Westbound, Bremerhaven to New York via St. John’s Newfoundland) On 18 March encountered ice at 42 degrees N. 47 degrees ...
     
    MUSGRAVE
    On October 1911, when Titanic was moved from the deep water wharf to the Alexandra Wharf to clear a convenient mooring for the incoming Olympic, the move was accomplished with the assistance of the ...
     
    JACKAL
    While Titanic was outfitting, Jackal served as an auxiliary vessel moored alongside, her generator providing light and power aboard the ship for the outfitting workers. Also used as a yard tug. ...
    JACKAL 
    HORNBY - TUG THAT ASSISTED TITANIC AT BELFAST
    May 31, 1911 Assisted following the launch of Titanic April 2, 1912 Assisted Titanic on her sea trials Port of Registry Liverpool Flag of Registry British Fun...
    HORNBY - TUG THAT ASSISTED TITANIC AT BELFAST 
    COLLINGWOOD
    (Akties Collingwood) (Zernichow & O. Gotaas) Arrived at Belfast ( Musgrave Channel) 16 October 1908 from Bangkok via the Azores carrying a cargo of teak wood logs which in a finished sta...
     
    ROYAL STANDARD
    White Star Line The White Star Line was founded in 1845 by two Liverpool ship brokers, Henry Threlfall Wilson and...
    ROYAL STANDARD 
    ALEXANDRA TOWING CO. : ALEXANDRA
    Alexandra Towing Co., Ltd. Alexandra assisted during Titanic’s launch on 31 May, 1911 and during her sea trails Port o...
     
    HERCULANEUM
    In addition to maneuvering Titanic after launch, Herculaneum also assisted during Titanic’s sea trials out of Belfast on 2 April 1912. Alexandra Towing Co.,...
     
    WALLASEY
    Wallasey assisted during Titanic’s sea trials and launch on May 31, 1911 and stood by on her sea trials out of Belfast on 2 April, 1912. Port of Registry: Liverpool Flag of Regi...
     
    DUKE OF ALBANY
    (F. Kemp & Company) The center anchor of the Titanic weighs 15 ½ tons and was fabricated by Messrs. N. Hingley & Sons, Ltd. Of Netherton, Dudley, Worcestershire. Typical of the manner by which the m...
    DUKE OF ALBANY 
    GLENDUN
    GLENDUN (Antrim Iron Ore Co., LTD.) On Sunday, December 10th, 1909, the immense stern framing of Titanic was transported from Darlington Forge Company’s works at Darlington by the North Eastern Railway...