Senan Molony

Senan Molony
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    FACE TO BAREFACE LIAR!
    Added 16th January 2012
    A steerage Titanic survivor confronted his own impostor in 1912...
    FACE TO BAREFACE LIAR! 
    TITANIC : TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY
    Added 8th December 2011
    The third edition of the seminal reference book on the Titanic...
    TITANIC : TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY 
    LIFEBOATS EXTINGUISHED THEIR LIGHTS!
    Added 6th December 2011
    Lifeboats from the Titanic extinguished their lights in order not to become attractive beacons for swimmers after the sinking....
    LIFEBOATS EXTINGUISHED THEIR LIGHTS! 
    HOW TO SURVIVE THE TITANIC. OR THE SINKING OF J. BRUCE ISMAY
    Added 11th August 2011
    Ismay as Ecce Homo...
    HOW TO SURVIVE THE TITANIC. OR THE SINKING OF J. BRUCE ISMAY 
    NIGHT AND A TITAN
    Added 10th August 2011
    What did Titanic look like at night?...
    NIGHT AND A TITAN 
    THE BAND THAT PLAYED ON
    Added 3rd June 2011
    Senan Molony reviews Steve Turner's new book about the musicians aboard the Titanic The Band that Played On...
    THE BAND THAT PLAYED ON 
    VIOLET'S BARREN WHITE STAR WEDDING
    Added 27th April 2011
    The story of Titanic survivor Violet Jessop's short-lived marriage revealed for the first time....
    VIOLET'S BARREN WHITE STAR WEDDING 
    ROSTRON'S MONSTER
    Added 16th December 2010
    Sir Arthur Henry Rostron was a lifelong believer in the existence of sea serpents and other forms of cryptozoology......
    ROSTRON'S MONSTER 
    THE HART OF THE MATTER
    Added 11th October 2010
    FIREMAN Hart stands on the deck of the Titanic, knowing he has no entitlement to a lifeboat place, and prepares to die…...
    THE HART OF THE MATTER 
    GROVES' INAPPROPRIATE JOKE
    Added 11th September 2010
    The maturity of Charles Victor Groves, third officer of the ss Californian, is called sharply into question by a recollection of his Captai...
    GROVES' INAPPROPRIATE JOKE 
    CAPTAIN LORD 1961 INTERVIEWS TRANSCRIPT
    Added 11th September 2010
    Transcript of a recorded conversation between Leslie Harrison and Captain Stanley Lord, held at 13 Kirkway, Wallasey, [Lords Merseyside home] in February 1961 [6-8.30pm], and a further discussion recorded on 19 August 1961....
     
    MASTER AND COMMANDER
    Added 5th September 2010
    Titanic's Surviving Master-at-Arms Revealed...
    MASTER AND COMMANDER 
    ROSTRON'S LOST REPORT
    Added 13th June 2010
    Titanic survivors could have been marooned in the Azores!  Captain Rostron of the Carpathia considered landing them in the mid-Atlantic island chain for their treatment and onward travel – while he would contin...
    ROSTRON'S LOST REPORT 
    WHEN DID TITANIC TRY FOR HELP?
    Added 7th April 2010
    When did the Titanic transmit her distress signal?...
    WHEN DID TITANIC TRY FOR HELP? 
    WHO TALKED TO TITANIC?
    Added 11th March 2010
    Marconi chart offers insight into Titanic interlocutors...
    WHO TALKED TO TITANIC?  
    LAST LAP OF THE LARGEST
    Added 12th February 2010
    APRIL tenth, 1912 – A day tinged with sadness for the RMS Olympic. She put in to New York for the last time as the Ship of Superlatives, or so she thought. The next White Star Line leviathan to dock here wou...
    LAST LAP OF THE LARGEST 
    THE TURN OF A CARD
    Added 25th November 2009
    HERE is the Two of Hearts… signed by three survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. This picture appeared in the New York Sun on Sunday April 21, 1912. It seems richly symbolic of the hand...
    THE TURN OF A CARD 
    MOUNT TEMPLE TEMP'S MEMORIES
    Added 8th October 2009
    THE replacement Fourth Officer of the Mount Temple on her homeward voyage in April 1912 was ...
    MOUNT TEMPLE TEMP'S MEMORIES 
    ERNEST GILL IN AUSTRALIA
    Added 31st July 2009
    Judiciously, Ernest Gill journeyed to Australia. The former Californian crewman, a profiteer from the Titanic disaster, plied his seafaring trade Down Under in years thereafter. A do...
     
    THE INFORMATIVE 'MORNING NEWS'
    Added 12th February 2009
    TWO years after the Titanic, and Captain Lord of the Californian was still pleading his case.   There follows a freshly resurrected article – important for the historical record – published ...
    THE INFORMATIVE 'MORNING NEWS' 
    MCGOUGH THE KILLER
    Added 5th September 2008
    TWO killers roamed the RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage… Not the stuff of lurid pulp adventure, instead actual fact. The two wrongdoers were a fireman and an able bodied seaman. Stoker William Mintra...
    MCGOUGH THE KILLER 
    MCGOUGH THE KEY?
    Added 5th September 2008
    THERE’S a Titanic seaman named McGough who is claimed to be a human key to understanding the sequence of lifeboat departures. He’s said to have helped lower lifeboat No. 14 – but to have departed in lifeboat No. ...
    MCGOUGH THE KEY? 
    THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX
    Added 3rd June 2008
    WHAT goes on four legs, then two legs, then three? The Riddle of the Sphinx, from Greek mythology, denotes the eternal voyage of man… from crawling on all fours, to walking proudly erect, to finally ending up hunched over a...
    THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX 
    12.45AM - A TIME TO GO!
    Added 10th March 2008
    WHAT time did the first lifeboat depart the Titanic? Many will immediately offer: ‘12.45am.’ But thi...
    12.45AM - A TIME TO GO! 
    ICE: CLEAR AND ABSENT DANGER
    Added 14th October 2007
    This is an argument hewn from ice… a substance that offers solidity and occasional clarity. But it is also an argument about the absence of ice – meaning nothing less than clear water, with all the plain sailing that implies....
    ICE:  CLEAR AND ABSENT DANGER 
    HONOUR & GLORY: CROWING TIME!
    Added 20th August 2007
    WE KNOW well the allegorical figures of Honour and Glory? They appear as heraldic supporters to the clock located in the alcove atop&nbs...
    HONOUR & GLORY: CROWING TIME! 
    THE UNKNOWN ADULT
    Added 26th June 2007
    COUNTERFOIL number 30887 lay on the wooden surface. Money joined it for a few minutes, and then money took wing and parted from the ticket. A moment later the ticket itself was taken up. One of the opening scenes of the 19...
    THE UNKNOWN ADULT 
    THE FLEECING OF HUGH WOOLNER
    Added 4th February 2007
    Thomas Woolner...
    THE FLEECING OF HUGH WOOLNER 
    BIRMA'S WIRELESS BEARS WITNESS!
    Added 28th December 2006
    Birma from a contemporary postcard (Courtesy of Senan...
    BIRMA'S WIRELESS BEARS WITNESS! 
    CAPTAIN LUDWIG STULPING OF THE S.S. BIRMA
    Added 28th December 2006
    CAPTAIN Ludwig Stulping (Liudvikas Stulpinas) was born on December 4, 1871 in Zarenai parish, Jomantai, Lithuania. He would be 40 at the time of the Titanic disaster. ...
    CAPTAIN LUDWIG STULPING OF THE S.S. BIRMA 
    TITANIC'S SUPREME SURVIVOR
    Added 13th December 2006
    Sydney Buxton as a new MP SYDNEY BUXTON, President of the ...
    TITANIC'S SUPREME SURVIVOR 
    LET THE RECORD SPEAK FOR ITSELF!
    Added 10th December 2006
    THERE is an old adage that the argument is not always about ?what the argument is about.? This is a case in point. Three commentators of common interest have decided to fight the validity of Hugh Woolner?s evidence to the US Titan...
    LET THE RECORD SPEAK FOR ITSELF! 
    CLEAN-SHAVEN MCQUILLAN, THE MYSTERY BLADE-DONOR?
    Added 13th November 2006
    (William McQuillan, from a family photo)...
    CLEAN-SHAVEN MCQUILLAN, THE MYSTERY BLADE-DONOR? 
    HUGH WOOLNER'S US EVIDENCE IS HIGHLY UNRELIABLE.
    Added 6th November 2006
    The US evidence of Hugh Woolner is highly unreliable. He claims that he and Hakan Bjornstrom Steffanson saw Boat D "about to lower", then went across to the starboard side, and saw an officer fire two shots to get men out of a collapsible...
    HUGH WOOLNER'S US EVIDENCE IS HIGHLY UNRELIABLE. 
    A PV SOLVES A PUZZLE
    Added 14th October 2006
    THE devil is in the detail... and nowhere is that phrase more true than in particular areas of Titanic study. There has been controversy, for instance, over an impression given - to some - by remarks made by Captain James...
    A PV SOLVES A PUZZLE 
    LOADED AND THE TRAMP
    Added 14th June 2006
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    LOADED AND THE TRAMP 
    THE PORTRUSH LETTER
    Added 31st January 2006
    THE LETTER fell onto the hall floor in the house at Main Street, Portrush, Co Antrim, in late April 1912. Hugh Smith, descending the stair, noticed it and picked it up. The American...
    THE PORTRUSH LETTER 
    LIFEBOATS DON'T LIE!
    Added 13th November 2005
    FEWER and fewer revisionists of the Titanic disaster are now making the overt claim that the Mystery Ship seen off the port bow at the time of the sinking was (as the American and British Inquiries stated in 1912) the Leyland Liner ...
    LIFEBOATS DON'T LIE! 
    A BIRTHPLACE REBORN : THE TITANIC QUARTER
    Added 22nd October 2005
    PLANS for the development of 185 acres of dockland in Belfast that include the cradle of the Olympic and Titanic have just been formally announced. Most of the Queen's Island site will be transformed over the ne...
    A BIRTHPLACE REBORN : THE TITANIC QUARTER 
    LORD MERSEY -— OBITER DICTA
    Added 13th March 2005
    HERBERT Henry Asquith, British Prime Minister, told the House of Commons at the beginning of May 1912 that the Court of Inquiry to be presided over by Lord Mersey would afford ?the best means of arriving at a conclusion...
    LORD MERSEY -— OBITER DICTA 
    IDENTIFYING STEWARDS
    Added 13th February 2005
    WHAT ARE the chances of identifying Titanic bodies more than 90 years after they were buried at sea? Better than impossible - fair, in some cases. One of the early bodies picked up by the search ves...
    IDENTIFYING STEWARDS 
    A TALE OF HOFFMAN
    Added 18th January 2005
    A boy wakes, and he is on a train. The world is wriggling past the window. Papa looks, but does not say anything. Nor does he try to smile. ...
    A TALE OF HOFFMAN 
    THE AVERAGE LIFEBOAT
    Added 6th January 2005
    Updated! ?THERE are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.? - Mark Twain, Autobiography But there are also, when dealing with statistics, some d...
    THE AVERAGE LIFEBOAT 
    ON THE TRAIL OF 'LUCKY' TOWER
    Added 16th November 2004
    Is this the face of Titanic legend?s most elusive man? ?Lucky Tower? is the moniker gi...
    ON THE TRAIL OF 'LUCKY' TOWER 
    RUBáIYáT REFLECTIONS ON TITANIC
    Added 15th October 2004
    AWAKE! For morning in the bowl of night Has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight? ...
    RUBáIYáT REFLECTIONS ON TITANIC 
    THE MIDDLE WATCH
    Added 16th September 2004
    WHAT follows is the complete text o...
    THE MIDDLE WATCH 
    A LAST BRIGHT SHINING LIE
    Added 24th August 2004
    THEY died, to a man, at their posts; fighting to give the opportunity of life to others until walls of water overcame them. Bunkum. The last lie of Titanic's extensiv...
    A LAST BRIGHT SHINING LIE 
    PITMAN'S OWN PRIVATE ICEBERG
    Added 19th July 2004
    ...
    PITMAN'S OWN PRIVATE ICEBERG 
    ASQUITH AND THE CONSPIRACY TO SINK TITANIC
    Added 2nd July 2004
    “The architect, the owner, and the Captain were partners in an infamous conspiracy to repair their desperate fortunes by sinking the ship and sharing the insurance money.” ...
    ASQUITH AND THE CONSPIRACY TO SINK TITANIC 
    OF RATS AND MEN: TITANIC SURVIVOR 'SLEEPING ROUGH'
    Added 10th June 2004
    YESTERDAY IN PARLIAMENT ...
    OF RATS AND MEN: TITANIC SURVIVOR 'SLEEPING ROUGH' 
    THE CHEEK OF WILLIAM WELLER
    Added 3rd June 2004
    After the Hawke collision Able Seaman William Clifford Weller was annoyed that he would lose out on wages for the voyage......
    THE CHEEK OF WILLIAM WELLER 
    A HOLY GRAIL - THE MISSING DEPOSITIONS
    Added 6th May 2004
    THERE is an undiscovered Titanic out there… one that may hold greater meaning than relocated rust at the bottom of the North Atlantic. The lost Titanic arguably resides in 138 crew depositions of the subjecti...
    A HOLY GRAIL - THE MISSING DEPOSITIONS 
    WHY DID WHITE STAR SETTLE WITH WHITELEY?
    Added 26th April 2004
    Steward's sensational claims were never tested in court....
    WHY DID WHITE STAR SETTLE WITH WHITELEY? 
    TITANIC: THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH?
    Added 23rd April 2004
    THIS photograph is the last known picture of RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage. It was taken at Crosshaven, Co Cork, Ireland, just after the vessel departed Queenstown. In September 2003, an album of photographs originally ow...
    TITANIC: THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH? 
    TITANIC'S VIOLINIST AND A VILLAINOUS MURDER
    Added 27th March 2004
    How Jock Hume's family met further tragedy amidst the chaos of war....
    TITANIC'S VIOLINIST AND A VILLAINOUS MURDER 
    RYAN V. OSNC
    Added 15th March 2004
    Transcript of Precis Law Report...
    RYAN V. OSNC 
    RYAN'S SON
    Added 15th March 2004
    A Commentary on Ryan v. OSNC...
    RYAN'S SON 
    A RACE THROUGH A NIGHTMARE
    Added 27th February 2004
    How a shipwreck a suffragette and a scandal settled the 1913 Derby...
    A RACE THROUGH A NIGHTMARE 
    MYSTERY SHIP MADE SIMPLE
    Added 17th February 2004
    Case-closed on the Californian?...
    MYSTERY SHIP MADE SIMPLE 
    TITANIC'S BAND: KILLING THEM SOFTLY.
    Added 17th February 2004
    Just how many people did the ship's orchestra kill?...
    TITANIC'S BAND: KILLING THEM SOFTLY. 
    1914: MURDOCH SAVES LINER FROM ICEBERG
    Added 6th February 2004
    Murdoch, in death, re-wrote the seamanship manual for best practice....
    1914: MURDOCH SAVES LINER FROM ICEBERG 
    SUN YAT SEN WILL EAT AGAIN
    Added 2nd February 2004
    A PEKINGESE named after a Chinese nationalist statesman the height of buffoonery or the peak of good taste?...
    SUN YAT SEN  WILL EAT AGAIN 
    FATHER BROWNE: THE MISSING PHOTOGRAPHS
    Added 19th January 2004
    Defamation, anonymity and some missing photographs?...
    FATHER BROWNE: THE MISSING PHOTOGRAPHS 
    ANATOMY OF A BOAT DECK PORTRAIT
    Added 3rd December 2003
    Mawkish sentimentality or inspired reconstruction, the Titanic art of Fortunino Matania...
    ANATOMY OF A BOAT DECK PORTRAIT 
    A TENDER NAMED AMERICA
    Added 28th August 2003
    A tale of the ship that brought Irish immigrants to the Titanic....
    A TENDER NAMED AMERICA 
    BRUCE ISMAY AND THE RING'S TAUNT
    Added 28th August 2003
    As Ismay pushed the brute oar, his eye fell on his ring. The ring inscribed:- Be Mindful....
    BRUCE ISMAY AND THE RING'S TAUNT 
    THE REAL JACK DAWSON
    Added 28th August 2003
    Jack Dawson was a fictional character but new research reveals fascinating insights into his namesake - one of the most intriguing of Titanic victims....
    THE REAL JACK DAWSON 
    TITANIC'S ROCKETS
    Added 15th March 2002
    HOW MANY rockets were fired by the Titanic? "Eight!" It?s one of those facts we have unquestioningly received; an answer that comes automatically from the sam...
    TITANIC'S ROCKETS 
  • Articles, Stories and Pictures

    STANLEY LORD IN CONVERSATION WITH LESLIE HARRISON
    Added 11th September 2010
    Extracts from a conversation between Captain Stanley Lord and Leslie Harrison, held on 19 August 1961....
     
    THREE GRACES, SHANGHAI
    Added 13th October 2009
    The Three Graces on the Bund in Shanghai, China, were modelled on the originals on the waterfront in Liverpool by wealthy Western businessmen and developers who began to commercialise China from the late 1880s onwards. The m...
    THREE GRACES, SHANGHAI 
    THOMAS WHITELEY CONVALESCING IN NEW YORK
    Added 12th December 2008
    Thomas Whiteley at St Vincent's Hospital in New York...
    THOMAS WHITELEY CONVALESCING IN NEW YORK 
    THOMAS WHITELEY : THREE WARNINGS WERE GIVEN TO THE OFFICER ON THE BRIDGE
    Added 12th December 2008
    Thomas Whiteley, Tells of Hearing Men Who Were in Crows Nest Express Indignation Because Mr. Murdock, the First Officer, Repeatedly Refused to Act on Their Report of Danger. ...
     
    STEWARD'S PREMONITION : THOMAS WHITELEY
    Added 12th December 2008
    Mr. Thomas Whiteley, a steward on the Titanic, who was saved.  He states that the two men in the crow's nest, who were rescued, were very indignant, and said that their warnings concerning the presence of an iceberg ...
    STEWARD'S PREMONITION : THOMAS WHITELEY 
    THOMAS WHITELEY : ANOTHER TITANIC CASE
    Added 12th December 2008
    In Mr Justice Darling's court yesterday Mr [W. Norman] Raeburn on behalf of the defendants in Whiteley v. Oceanic Steam Navigation Company (Limited), asked that a date should be fixed for the hearing. He said that the plaintiff, who was a ...
     
    ERNEST GILL
    Added 13th August 2008
    ERNEST GILL 
    GEORGE FRANCIS MCGOUGH
    Added 5th August 2008
    GEORGE FRANCIS MCGOUGH 
    NORA FLEMING PHOTOGRAPH
    Added 28th July 2008
    Photograph of Irish steerage passenger Nora Fleming, one of 14 third class passengers from the village of Addergoole, Co Mayo, who boarded the Titanic at Queenstown. It was Nora's 22nd birthday on the night the vessel struck ...
    NORA FLEMING PHOTOGRAPH 
    PRONUNCIATION OF "ROTHES"
    Added 28th May 2008
    DEBRETT’S PEERAGE, 1915   ROTHES, EARL OF (Leslie) [Title pronounced “Roth-ez.”]   Norman Evelyn Leslie, 19th Earl and a Represen...
     
    HARRY ELKINS WIDENER MEMORIAL
    Added 7th May 2008
    Wall plaque at the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. Harry Elkins Widener A Graduate Of This University Born January 3, 1885 Died At Sea April 15, 1912 ...
    HARRY ELKINS WIDENER MEMORIAL 
    HARRY ELKINS WIDENER LIBRARY
    Added 7th May 2008
    Exterior, Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. Endowed by his mother Eleanor, and opened in 1915....
    HARRY ELKINS WIDENER LIBRARY 
    DICKINSON H. BISHOP
    Added 9th March 2008
    DICKINSON H. BISHOP 
    JOSEPH BOXHALL CARTOON
    Added 9th March 2008
    JOSEPH BOXHALL CARTOON 
    STANLEY LORD AT THE WHEEL
    Added 14th October 2007
    STANLEY LORD AT THE WHEEL 
    CAPTAIN LORD WITH OFFICERS OF A LATER COMMAND.
    Added 14th October 2007
    Captain Stanley Lord (centre) of the Californian pictured with officers of a later command....
    CAPTAIN LORD WITH OFFICERS OF A LATER COMMAND. 
    CAPTAIN STANLEY LORD AND HIS WIFE IN THEIR CAR
    Added 14th October 2007
    Stanley Lord at the wheel of a car accompanied by his wife Mabel...
    CAPTAIN STANLEY LORD AND HIS WIFE IN THEIR CAR 
    LORD SURROUNDED BY GRINNING PASSENGERS
    Added 14th October 2007
    Captain Stanley Lord surrounded by grinning passengers, c. 1909...
    LORD SURROUNDED BY GRINNING PASSENGERS 
    CAPTAIN LORD'S CHART COMPASS
    Added 14th October 2007
    CAPTAIN LORD'S CHART COMPASS 
    CAPTAIN STANLEY LORD
    Added 14th October 2007
    CAPTAIN STANLEY LORD 
    FIELD ICE PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE MORNING OF APRIL 15, 1912,
    Added 14th October 2007
    Ice seen in the general vicinity of the Titanic sinking. Photographed by Dr Marloth, ship's surgeon aboard the NDL Frankfurt....
    FIELD ICE PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE MORNING OF APRIL 15, 1912, 
    RUSSIANS TO THE RESCUE –- ICEFIELD DESCRIBED
    Added 28th December 2006
    SS. Birma (off Dover), Monday, April 22. We left New York in the Birma, of the Russian East Asiatic Com­pany, on Thursday afternoon, the 11th inst., bound for Rotterdam and Libau (Russia), in s...
    RUSSIANS TO THE RESCUE –- ICEFIELD DESCRIBED 
    EUGENE DALY - BY HIS DAUGHTER
    Added 19th December 2006
    Eugene Daly with his wife Lil and their only child Marion (Mary) in 1929. Mary is now a widow, living in Missouri....
    EUGENE DALY - BY HIS DAUGHTER 
    GRAVESTONE OF EUGENE DALY
    Added 19th December 2006
    EUGENE DALY'S gravestone in St Raymond's cemetery, the Bronx. The Titanic survivor, a 'beloved father and grandfather' is said to be "safely home at last." Died October 30, 1965. ...
    GRAVESTONE OF EUGENE DALY 
    MEMORIAL CARD FOR EUGENE DALY
    Added 19th December 2006
    MEMORIAL CARD FOR EUGENE DALY 
    EUGENE DALY WITH PIPES, 1910
    Added 19th December 2006
    Eugene Daly as a member of the Irish National Foresters band, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, 1910. Contributor's collection. ...
    EUGENE DALY WITH PIPES, 1910 
    EUGENE DALY AND GRANDSON
    Added 19th December 2006
    Eugene Daly, in the last years of his life, with his grandson Brendan and family pet....
    EUGENE DALY AND GRANDSON 
    TITANIC NEWS VENDORS IN WASHINGTON D.C.
    Added 14th December 2006
    Washington news vendors at the time of the Titanic disaster. Headline to The Washington Post:   Mission of two United States cruisers fails; ...
    TITANIC NEWS VENDORS IN WASHINGTON D.C. 
    DR HENRY FRAUENTHAL
    Added 19th November 2006
    ONE OF TITANIC SURVIVORS Dr Henry W. Frauenthal, noted New York Surgeon and head of the Hospital for Deformative and Joint Diseases, of which he was one of the organisers. He was a native of Wilkes-Barre and recently went to Europ...
    DR HENRY FRAUENTHAL 
    SURVIVOR FROM “TITANIC”
    Added 10th November 2006
    A Newhaven A.B. Who Has Faced Many Perils of the Deep Mr Will Clifford Weller, who was an able...
    SURVIVOR FROM “TITANIC” 
    THESE TWO MEN JUMPED OVERBOARD JUST BEFORE TITANIC SANK; ALL LIGHTS LIT WHEN SHE FOUNDERED 
    ANOTHER ADDED TO LIST OF LOST IS ALBERT MALLET, A TRAVELLER
    Added 5th November 2006
    MONTREAL, April 20.- The disaster to the Titanic was brought poignantly home to Montrealers today by the arrival in the city of some of the Montreal survivors. At ten o'clock yesterday morning a special train pulled into the Grand Trunk st...
     
    MOUNT TEMPLE (1)
    Added 13th September 2006
    MOUNT TEMPLE (1) 
    WILLIAM HARBECK WITH MOVIE CAMERA
    Added 6th March 2006
    Well known in Calgary, who is said to have been on the Titanic. Mr Harbeck was engaged, it is said, to take a series of pictures of the Titanic's first voyage. He took many pictures in Alberta in connection with C.P.R. advertising....
    WILLIAM HARBECK WITH MOVIE CAMERA 
    LAURELS ON STEAD'S OCEAN GRAVE
    Added 5th January 2006
    The Franconia stopped on Sunday over the place where the Titanic went down, whilst wreaths of laurel, picked in the garden of the late Mr Stead, were cast to the sea. ...
     
    ANNIE ROBINSON ABOARD "GALATEA" IN 1913; CONVERSATION WITH KING AND QUEEN
    Added 17th December 2005
    The spectacle on which their Majesties looked when they embarked on the Galatea, the dock port tender, was indeed unparalleled. There never has been such an assembly of merchant vessels in review order before. The mere statistics are asto...
     
    FILM ATLANTIC - ACTRESS INJURED IN RECREATION OF TITANIC SCENES
    Added 17th December 2005
    Court of Appeal Actress's claim under Workmen's Compensation Act Armour v. British International Pictures Ltd. (Before the Master of the Rolls, Lord Justice Slesser and Lord Justice...
     
    ECHO OF THE TITANIC DISASTER
    Added 17th December 2005
    Action in the French courts Nice, February 9th (1914). An action against the White Star Line arising out of the loss of the Titanic began today before the Civil Court here. The Plaintiff, Mme Navr...
     
    BELFAST FIREMAN'S FORTUNATE ESCAPE
    Added 20th November 2005
    The story of a fireman's fortunate escape from sailing in the ill-fated White Star liner Titanic was told yesterday in the Belfast Custody Court, when, before Sir Andrew Newton-Brady, RM, [Resident Magistrate] Patrick Morgan...
     
    CAPTAIN E. J. SMITH MEMORIAL
    Added 20th November 2005
    A committee has been formed for the purpose of arranging for the erection of a suitable memorial to the late Commander Edward John Smith RNR, the Captain of the Titanic. It is proposed that it should take the two-fold form of ...
     
    BIRTH CERT OF KATE'S DAUGHTER ELLEN
    Added 12th November 2005
    BIRTH CERT OF KATE'S DAUGHTER ELLEN 
    KATE PHILLIPS' DAUGHTER'S STORY (CONCEIVED ON TITANIC CLAIM)
    Added 12th November 2005
    Submitted by Senan Molony...
     
    KATE PHILLIPS AND HER DAUGHTER ELLEN
    Added 12th November 2005
    KATE PHILLIPS AND HER DAUGHTER ELLEN 
    HENRY MORLEY
    Added 12th November 2005
    HENRY MORLEY 
    FRANK DWAN TITANIC MEMORIAL
    Added 12th July 2005
    Memorial to Titanic third class passenger Frank Dwan at Bunmahon, Co Waterford, Ireland....
    FRANK DWAN TITANIC MEMORIAL 
    MORGUE PHOTO OF WENDLA MARIA HEININEN
    Added 14th March 2005
    Wendla Maria Heininen (body number 8) in the morgue on Agricola Street, Halifax, NS....
    MORGUE PHOTO OF WENDLA MARIA HEININEN 
    ISMAY YACHT TORPEDOED!
    Added 8th February 2005
    (Photo: HM Torpedo Boat Hunter) Action against a Naval Officer The hearing was begun on Saturday before His Honour Judge Percy Gye and a jury, at the Isle of Wight County Court, of an action broug...
    ISMAY YACHT TORPEDOED! 
    A COMPARISON WITH THE TITANIC
    Added 31st January 2005
    Much the most interesting of the personal statements given in answer to questions was made to me by William Clarke, a fireman of Liverpool - actually a survivor of the Titanic disaster - a quiet, matter-of-fact old man with a grey moustache and...
     
    WILLIAM CLARK : FLIRTING WITH DEATH
    Added 31st January 2005
    If ever a fireman bore a charmed life it is Fireman William Clark, of the ill-fated liner Empress of Ireland. An insatiable thirst for adventure has carried him all over the world. He has heard the thunder of big guns on the wa...
     
    FREDERICK TAMLYN
    Added 30th January 2005
    Courtesy of Senan Molony...
    FREDERICK TAMLYN 
    BOXHALL LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE
    Added 30th January 2005
    A letter from Titanic Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall to the President of the Board of Trade, Sydney Buxton, written in July 1912 while Boxhall was serving aboard the Adriatic. Boxhall complained about the fees paid to...
    BOXHALL LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE 
    THE GOLDSMITH FAMILY, CIRCA 1911
    Added 29th January 2005
    Frank Goldsmith Snr, his wife Emily, Frank Junior, and the baby that died before the family embarked on the Titanic....
    THE GOLDSMITH FAMILY, CIRCA 1911 
    FIREMAN KILLED WIFE
    Added 27th January 2005
    Western Assizes William Mintram, 33, a mariner, was tried for the wilful murder of Eliza May Rose Mintram, his wife, at Southampton, on October 18th [1902]. Mr Evans Austin, and Mr G. L. Craik appeared for...
     
    FIRE ABOARD THE "CALIFORNIAN"
    Added 11th January 2005
    A telegram from Vera Cruz reports that the Leyland liner "Californian" took fire in that port and that the outbreak was not extinguished until much damage had been done to the cargo by fire and water. The fire originated in holds number four...
     
    LIGHTOLLER'S 'SUNDOWNER' IN LIFEBOAT EMERGENCY
    Added 11th January 2005
    Search for 60ft Cabin Cruiser Shipping asked to keep look-out All shipping in the Channel and North Sea has been asked to keep a look-out for the 60ft cabin cruiser "Sundowner," with eight people on board, which Margate ...
     
    BBC DENY TITANIC RADIO PLAY TO BE BROADCAST
    Added 11th January 2005
    BBC and the Titanic Disaster A formal statement contradicting the reports published in some newspapers (not the Daily Express) to the effect that the BBC intended to broadcast a play based...
     
    SID DANIELS IN WW1
    Added 11th January 2005
    The only man who had not been to the front - and he was very angry that he had not - was an Army Service Corps man, who had driven up a Lewisham contingent in a motor-omnibus. He, to make up for having no fighting, was a survivor from the T...
     
    AROUND THE WORLD IN A YACHT [ADVERTISEMENT]
    Added 10th January 2005
    Commander C. H. Lightoller, DSC, RD, RNR, and Mrs Lightoller are inviting ladies and gentlemen to join in a ten months cruise on their 3,000-ton motor sailing yacht "Westward." Sailing end of October, visiting West Indies, South Sea islands an...
     
    THE SEA MESSENGER
    Added 8th January 2005
    THE SEA MESSENGER The little vessel represented in our illustration has been invented by Mr J. A. R. Vandenbergh of Portsmouth (Eng.), to be freighted with letters and papers belonging to any ship in danger of foundering at sea, or in ...
    THE SEA MESSENGER 
    WEXFORD MAN'S DAUGHTER MARRIED TITANIC PURSER
    Added 6th January 2005
    Barbara Ennis, was married to Mr Hugh McElroy, later Titanic purser...
     
    A TRADE THAT HAS BEEN BOOMING SINCE THE TITANIC DISASTER
    Added 2nd January 2005
    ?ILL BLOWS THE WIND THAT PROFITS NOBODY? The Titanic disaster has created an unprecedented demand for lifeboats, and we now seem to be in danger of placing too much reliance on this system of life-saving. Meanwhile these are busy times...
    A TRADE THAT HAS BEEN BOOMING SINCE THE TITANIC DISASTER 
    DANIEL BUCKLEY AS US INFANTRYMAN
    Added 2nd January 2005
    Titanic survivor Daniel Buckley in the uniform and puttees of the United States Army. Buckley fought and died in World War One, and is now buried in his home town of Ballydesmond, Co. Cork, Ireland. Titanic crewman Sid Daniels also fought i...
    DANIEL BUCKLEY AS US INFANTRYMAN 
    EMILY RICHARDS AND SONS
    Added 2nd January 2005
    Emily Richards and the two sons who were with her on the Titanic....
    EMILY RICHARDS AND SONS 
    WW1 LETTER FROM THE FRONT - BY DANIEL BUCKLEY
    Added 2nd January 2005
    A letter to his mother from US infantryman Daniel Buckley, originally from Co. Cork, Ireland. Buckley was killed a month before the end of the war. He served with Company K of the 165th US Infantry, and wrote copious missive, some of ...
    WW1 LETTER FROM THE FRONT - BY DANIEL BUCKLEY 
    ELINOR GLIN ON HER SISTER LADY DUFF GORDON'S TITANIC ORDEAL
    Added 2nd January 2005
    One of a series of pages illustrating a detailed article by Elinor Glin, one of the "It" Girls, relating to the Titanic ordeal and the experiences and attitudes of those it involved. Elinor's sister, Lady Duff Gordon, was prominently saved with...
    ELINOR GLIN ON HER SISTER LADY DUFF GORDON'S TITANIC ORDEAL 
    HUTCHINSON - BODY 170 (UNIDENTIFIED)
    Added 31st December 2004
    IT IS likely that body number 170 is that of Hutchinson. It was buried at sea. The estimated age was 25, and the corpse had keys marked "Carpenter's locker", with a wood rule, silver watch and chain. The Halifax Coroner's records ...
     
    GEORGE HENRY HUNT
    Added 15th November 2004
    WENT DOWN WITH TITANIC George H. Hunt, of 1309 Sotuh Ruby Street (Philadelphia), it was discovered yesterday, was one of the victims of the Titanic disaster. He had been visting his parents in England for several months and h...
    GEORGE HENRY HUNT 
    WILLIAM ALEXANDER
    Added 30th October 2004
    WILLIAM ALEXANDER 
    COAL STRIKE NEWS BILLBOARD
    Added 3rd September 2004
    Advert for the Pall Mall Gazette in March 1912, suggesting that miners are "blackmailing the nation" (with obvious pun intended) by failing to work pits in their demand for better pay. If the coal strike had continued a few days longer, the...
    COAL STRIKE NEWS BILLBOARD 
    GUINNESS 'TITANIC' TV ADVERT BANNED
    Added 3rd September 2004
    Drinks commercial does not survive Titanic treatment A Guinness 'Titantic' ad has been banned because it could have caused offence to descendants of people who lost their lives in the tragedy. SINKING a pint has tak...
    GUINNESS 'TITANIC' TV ADVERT BANNED 
    IN SEARCH OF WILLIAM GILLESPIE (LETTER 1) 
    IN SEARCH OF WILLIAM GILLESPIE (LETTER 2) 
    IN SEARCH OF WILLIAM GILLESPIE (LETTER 3) 
    IN SEARCH OF WILLIAM GILLESPIE (LETTER 4) 
    WILLIAM MCCARTHY, LIFEBOAT 4 CREWMAN
    Added 1st September 2004
    MR WILLIAM McCARTHYGrattan Hill, Cork, who is fortunately amongst the survivors. Elite, San Francisco...
    WILLIAM MCCARTHY, LIFEBOAT 4 CREWMAN 
    WILLIAM MCCARTHY AFTER THE TITANIC DISASTER 
    JONATHAN SHEPHERD
    Added 26th August 2004
    JONATHAN SHEPHERD 
    TITANIC SURVIVOR DEAD
    Added 27th July 2004
    One of the few surviving members of the crew of the liner Titanic, Mr James Crimmins, died suddenly at a Southampton Salvation Army hostel yesterday, at the age of 65. (The Times of London, February 17, 1956, p. 3) * Cri...
     
    MEMORIAL TO THE ENGINEERS
    Added 20th July 2004
    MEMORIAL TO THE ENGINEERS 
    THE HEROIC ENGINEERS
    Added 20th July 2004
    Mr. Arthur Ward, one of the Titanic's engineers. In all the messages received no mention is made of what happened in the engine-room, of the gallant engineers sticking to their post with the water pouring into the bowels of the ship. That not one was...
    THE HEROIC ENGINEERS 
    BERTIE WILSON
    Added 20th July 2004
    BERTIE WILSON 
    PHOTOGRAPH OF TITANIC ENGINEER JOSEPH BELL
    Added 20th July 2004
    Portrait of Titanic's Chief Engineer Joseph Bell. ...
    PHOTOGRAPH OF TITANIC ENGINEER JOSEPH BELL 
    THOMAS DILLON
    Added 20th July 2004
    THOMAS DILLON 
    OLYMPIC ENTERING THOMPSON GRAVING DOCK
    Added 15th July 2004
    Takes 23,000,000 gallons to fill...
    OLYMPIC ENTERING THOMPSON GRAVING DOCK 
    1911 EVENTS OF THE SEASON
    Added 15th July 2004
    Olympic maiden voyage; Titanic launch...
    1911 EVENTS OF THE SEASON 
    TITANIC GANTRY DESIGNER DIES
    Added 14th July 2004
    Sir William Arrol and two disasters...
    TITANIC GANTRY DESIGNER DIES 
    TITANIAN - ECHO OF TITANIC
    Added 12th July 2004
    Cargo vessel's encounter with ice...
     
    SKETCH OF HAROLD LOWE
    Added 9th July 2004
    Fifth Officer attends New York Inquiry...
    SKETCH OF HAROLD LOWE 
    OLYMPIC FITTINGS TO BE SOLD OFF
    Added 9th July 2004
    Summer 2004 news report...
    OLYMPIC FITTINGS TO BE SOLD OFF 
    J. BRUCE ISMAY RETREAT FOR SALE
    Added 9th July 2004
    A Titanophile's Dream for $1.5 million...
    J. BRUCE ISMAY RETREAT FOR SALE 
    TITANIC ORPHANS ON WATER 1913
    Added 6th July 2004
    Children emulate lifeboat scene...
    TITANIC ORPHANS ON WATER 1913 
    SEAMEN'S ORPHANS ON HOLIDAY
    Added 6th July 2004
    At sea in boats, August 1913...
    SEAMEN'S ORPHANS ON HOLIDAY 
    A LINER TO ECLIPSE THE OLYMPIC
    Added 2nd July 2004
    A New Leviathan The new Atlantic liner which Messrs Harland and Wolff Limited are building for the White Star Line will eclipse in size and tonnage the Olympic and the ill-fated Titanic. The new vessel will be called the Britannic in ...
    A LINER TO ECLIPSE THE OLYMPIC 
    INVENTOR OF THE LIFEBOAT
    Added 1st July 2004
    The Lukin Grave in England...
    INVENTOR OF THE LIFEBOAT 
    25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SINKING
    Added 1st July 2004
    Castings for the Queen Elizabeth...
    25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SINKING 
    LUCIEN P. SMITH'S DECEMBER BABY
    Added 30th June 2004
    Mary Eloise Smith pregnant on Titanic...
    LUCIEN P. SMITH'S DECEMBER BABY 
    ICEBERGS IN THE ATLANTIC
    Added 30th June 2004
    Wild panic reported in August 1912 emergency...
    ICEBERGS IN THE ATLANTIC 
  • Biographies

    James Crimmins
    Engineering Crew

    Eileen McNamee
    3rd Class Passenger

    Neal McNamee
    3rd Class Passenger

    Kate Florence Phillips
    2nd Class Passenger

    Joseph Dawson
    Engineering Crew

    Ellen Corr
    3rd Class Passenger

    Frank Dwan
    3rd Class Passenger

    Daniel J. Moran
    3rd Class Passenger

    Hannah Riordan
    3rd Class Passenger

    Robert Hichens
    Deck Crew

    Thomas Rowan Morrow
    3rd Class Passenger

    Hugh Walter McElroy
    Victualling Crew

    Thomas Arthur Whiteley
    Victualling Crew

    Violet Constance Jessop
    Victualling Crew