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Loss of Titanic, Reported Monday, Told on Wednesday
The Celtic, the first vessel of the White Star Line to reach New York from
Europe since the sinking of the Titanic, arrived here yesterday. The Celtic
was about 700 miles from the Titanic when she sank early Monday morning.
Even had the Titanic remained afloat, it would have been impossible for the
Celtic to have reached her before last Tuesday afternoon.

The news that the Titanic had gone down was received by Capt. Hambelton of
the Celtic last Monday, several hours after the liner went down, but it was
not known among the passengers until last Wednesday, when it was posted on
the bulletin board. Many of the passengers became nervous when they read the
terrible story told in the bulletin and from that time on some of them kept
a life preserver near at hand.

The second and third class passengers did not learn of the disaster until
Friday, when the liner was in halting distance of New York. The Rev. Dr. W.
F. Hovis took the lead in a successful effort to calm the more excitable of
the passengers.

Among the passengers who arrived on the Celtic were the Rev. and Mrs.
William Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Alston Cabell,
Mrs. J. H. Cartwright, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Collins, the Rev. and Mrs. L. T.
Dodd, Judge John A. Fite, the Very Rev. J. J. Gehl, Mr. and Mrs. J. Young
Griffin, the Rev. William Brower Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Kessler, Mrs.
Louis S. McKinley, A. L. Raven, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Stuart, Mr. and Mrs.
William Van Keuren, Miss Gertrude Van Santvoord, and the Rev. J. T.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2010) NEWS SUPPRESSED ON CELTIC (The New York Times, Sunday 21st April 1912, ref: #11705, published 11 October 2010, generated 9th June 2023 08:15:47 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/news-suppressed-on-celtic-11705.html