A blog dedicated to RMS Titanic, her passengers & crew, and the stories she still tells today. We will occasionally write our own articles & research, & we welcome Asks & Submissions as well! Enjoy our biography project where we are writing detailed profiles of each passenger and crew member!
This blog was created by Tanya, a History & Maritime Studies major, minor in Archaeology and pursuing a wreck-diving certification with her degree. She is a member of the Titanic Historical Society and dreams of a career in preserving underwater artifacts, specifically from Titanic, and opening her own museum & historical society in New York.
Jeni is co-owner of this blog. She is an Anthropology and History major, who does tours in the New York metro area and helps with research. She also focuses on fashions throughout history and social history.
Although this blog mainly focuses on Titanic, other things ship-related in history will be posted.
Posts tagged with quotes.
"The history of the R.M.S. Titanic of the White Star Line, is one ofthe most tragically short it is possible to conceive. The world had waited expectantly for its launching and again for it’s sailing; had read accounts of its tremendous size and its unexampled completeness and luxury; had felt it a matter of the greatest satisfaction that such a comfortable and above all such a safe boat had been designed and built- the “unsinkable lifeboat”- and then in a moment to hear that it had gone to the bottom as if it had been the veriest tramp steamer of a few hundred tons; and with it fifteen hundred passengers, some of them known all the world over! The improbability of such a thing ever happening was what staggered humanity."
"You could actually walk miles along the decks and passages covering different ground all the time. I was thoroughly familiar with pretty well every type of ship afloat but it took me 14 days before I could, with confidence, find my way from one part of that ship to another."
"The craftsmanship and meticulous construction were carried over fully into Second and Third Classes as well. Indeed, Second Class rooms, public and private, could have been mistaken for First Class on almost any other ship on the North Atlantic, including the Dining Saloon, Smoking Room, and Library…In what was certainly a bonus for Second Class, both First and Second Classes shared a common galley, one of the finest in existence afloat or ashore. There are few four-star restaurants today that could duplicate the menu from First or Second Class for April 14, 1912."
Daniel Allen Butler, “Unsinkable” The Full Story of the RMS Titanic
"The captain can, by simply moving an electric switch, instantly close the doors throughout, practically making the vessel unsinkable."
Irish News and Belfast Morning News on the Titanic (via everythingrmstitanic)
"As I was put into the boat, he cried and said to me ‘It’s alright, little girl. You go. I will stay.’, and as our boat shoved off he threw me a kiss, and that was the last I saw of him."
Mary Graham Carmichael Farquarson(Mary Marvin). Married to Daniel Marvin on 12 January 1912, returning to NYC from their honeymoon in Europe.
"The sounds of people drowning are something that I can not describe to you, and neither can anyone else. Its the most dreadful sound, and there is a terrible silence that follows it."
Eva Hart, Titanic survivor