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'How the Titanic met with disaster...', and 'The Cunard liner Carpathia...', April 20, 1912. Creator: Unknown.

'How the Titanic met with disaster...', and 'The Cunard liner Carpathia...', April 20, 1912. Creator: Unknown.

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'How the Titanic met with Disaster on her Maiden Voyage', April 20, 1912. Map of the North Atlantic Ocean, with portraits of William Pirrie, chairman of Harland and Wolff who built the 'Titanic' but missed sailing due to illness; the captain, Edward Smith, who went down with the ship; illustrations of the 'Titanic' hitting the iceberg, and the ships that picked up her distress signals. The White Star Line ship RMS 'Titanic' struck an iceberg in thick fog off Newfoundland on 14 April 1912. She was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of her time, and claimed by Pirrie to be unsinkable. In the collision, five of her watertight compartments were compromised and she sank. Out of the 2228 people on board, only 705 survived. A major cause of the loss of life was the insufficient number of lifeboats she carried. Page 2 from "Titanic In Memoriam Number", a special supplement in "The Daily Graphic" newspaper issued following the sinking of the 'Titanic' on 15 April 1912, published on 20 April 1912.


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Image Aliases

  1. 0580063761
  1. 2-702-627
  1. 2702627

Maximum Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3500x4943
File Size : 50686kb

Image Information

Creator
  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
Subject
  1. Edward Smith: British: naval reserve officer
  2. William Pirrie: British: Shipbuilder and businessman
Picture Type
  1. Map
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- North and Central America
  3. ------ Canada
  4. --------- Newfoundland and Labrador
  1. 52 00 00 N , 056 00 00 W

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