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Léontine Pauline Aubart

Léontine Pauline Aubart
Léontine Pauline Aubart

Mme. Léontine Pauline Aubart (known as "Ninette"), 24, was born in Paris on 20 May 1887.

A Singer, she lived at 17 Rue Le Sueur, Paris, France. She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with her maid Emma Sägesser . She occupied cabin B-35 (ticket number PC 17477, £69 6s). Mme. Aubart (often misspelled Aubert) was the mistress of millionaire Benjamin Guggenheim who was also aboard. She and her maid  were rescued, probably in lifeboat 9.

After coming aboard the Carpathia she sent a Marconigram to Paris on 18 April 1912:

Aubart 42 rue Monge Paris
Moi sauvee mais Ben perdu (I'm saved but Ben lost)

Some other Telegrams were not transmitted because the operators could not cope with the tremendous workload following the disaster.

Aubart 42 rue Monge Paris
Sauvée (Saved)
Ninette Aubart

Pascaline 17 Lesueur Paris

Berthe Segesser 30, Charles Baudelaire Paris
Sauvée Amities Emma (Saved Love Emma)

In later life, it is said, that Madame Aubart held parties during the twenties that were ended by police.

Leontine Pauline Aubart died on 29 October 1964, aged 77. She is buried at St Vincent Cemetery, Paris, France

References and Sources

L'Excelsior, 17th April 1912

Newspaper Articles

New York Times (3 May 1912) Mme. Aubart Returns to France
Daily Mirror (13 May 1912) Aubart account

Documents and Certificates

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912, National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]).


John Booth & Sean Coughlan (1993) Titanic Signals of Disaster, White Star Publications, Westbury, Wiltshire. ISBN 0 9518190 1 1
Günter Bäbler (1998) Reise auf der Titanic: Das Schicksal der Schweizer, Chronos, Zurich
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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mme. Léontine Pauline Aubart (Ninette)
Age: 24 years 10 months and 26 days (Female)
Nationality: French
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: at 17 Le Seuer StreetParis, France
Occupation: Singer
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 17477, £69 6s
Cabin No. B35
Rescued (boat 9)  
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Thursday 29th October 1964 aged 77 years
Buried: Cimetière Saint Vincent, France

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