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  1. 1. The Stephen B. Luce Library PresentsThe RMS TITANIC 100 th Anniversaryof Her Tragic Sinking April 14 - 15, 1912
  2. 2. 100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMSTITANIC: 100thAnniversaryo Owned by the White Star Line o A Cruise liner and Royal Mail Shipo Launched May 31, 1911o Designed by Alexander M. Carlisleo Delivered to White Star April 2, o Built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast,1912 Yard No. 401
  3. 3. 100th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy Admiral Stephen B.The RMSLuce TITANIC:(1827-1917)100thAnniversary o 46,328 gross registered tonnage o 882 ft 9 in overall length o 852 ft 6 in length between perpendiculars o 92 ft wide
  4. 4. 100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMSTITANIC: 100thAnniversaryFirst Class Turkish BathFirst Class Gymnasium TITANIC boasted electric elevators, a swimming pool, a squash court, a Turkish Bath, and agymnasium with a mechanical horse and mechanical camel.Source: National Museums Northern Ireland
  5. 5. 100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC TragedyTITANICs Reading and The RMSTITANIC:Writing Room 100thLocated on the PromenadeAnniversary Deck and decorated in thelate Georgian style of 1770to 1780, with soft whitepaneling and elegantfurniture.Source: titanic-online.com
  6. 6. 100 thAnniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMSTITANIC:TITANICs First Class 100thReception RoomAnniversary As published in TheShipbuilder, 1911.Source: National Archives
  7. 7. 100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMSTITANIC: 100thAnniversaryo A short shakedown test sail was done on March 31, 1912.o Departed Southampton, England for New York on April 10, 1912.o Ports of call were Cherbourg, France and Queenstown, Ireland.
  8. 8. 100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedyo1,308 passengers and 898 crew1st Class ParlorSuite B60 The RMSfor a total of 2,206 were onTITANIC:board. 100thAnniversaryo A First Class (Parlor Suite)ticket cost $4,350, whichtranslates into $90,000 presentday USD. 2nd Class Single Berth Stateroomo The Titanic was designed tohold 32 lifeboats, but only 20 3rd Class 2 Berthwere on board. Stateroom Source: National Museums Northern Ireland
  9. 9. 100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMS 1912 illustration ofTITANIC: the TITANICs 100thAnniversaryintended voyage to New York and the location of her sinking. Source: National Museum of Northern Ireland
  10. 10. 100 thAnniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMSTITANIC: 100thAnniversaryChart showing the TITANICs transatlantic route, with the site ofsinking.Source: Encyclopedia-Titanica.org
  11. 11. 100th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedyo Early in the day on April 14, 1912, TITANIC received warning messages of icebergs in thesurrounding area.o At 11:40 p.m. on April 14, lookout rang warning for an iceberg right ahead. The RMSo TITANIC struck an iceberg on the starboard side of her hull after attempting an evasiveTITANIC:maneuver. 100tho Five of 15 watertight compartments were damaged, destroying the ships buoyancy.AnniversaryU.S. Navy daily memorandumreporting the TITANICs collisionwith an iceberg, April15, 1912.Source: National Archives
  12. 12. 100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC Tragedy The RMSTITANIC: 100thAnniversaryo A distress S.O.S. call for help was sent at 12:01 a.m., April 15.o 18 of the 20 lifeboats were lowered between 12:45 and 2:05 a.m.o At 2:10 a.m. on April 15, the hull split and the TITANIC sank.o 703 survivors were rescued by the CARPATHIA; 1,503 lives were lostand only 320 bodies were ultimately recovered.
  13. 13. 100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC TragedyRMS CARPATHIA The RMSThe CARPATHIA took fourTITANIC:hours to arrive at the 100thAnniversary accident scene.Between 4:14 a.m. and8:30 a.m., 315women, 52children, 126 men, and210 crew memberswere taken aboard.Source: yourdiscovery.com
  14. 14. 100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC TragedyHere is one of the The RMSTITANIC:TITANICs 100thlifeboats, filled withAnniversary survivors andwaiting to bebrought aboard theCARPATHIA. Thisphotograph wastaken by a passengeron board theCARPATHIA.
  15. 15. 100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC TragedyNew York Times The RMSheadline on AprilTITANIC:15, 1912. 100thAnniversary News of the tragedy spread quickly, but those shore side waited for more details until the CARPATHIA arrived in New York.
  16. 16. 100 th Anniversary of the TITANIC TragedyIn summer of1985, the wreck of The RMSthe TITANIC wasTITANIC:located by a joint 100thAmerican-FrenchAnniversaryexpedition at12,500 feet belowthe waterssurface, andapproximately 350miles (531 km)southeast ofNewfoundland, Can
  17. 17. Sources and Resources on the TITANIC Tragedy at the Stephen B. Luce LibraryBainbridge, B. (1996). Every man for himself. New York, NY: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.Ballard, R.D. (1988). Exploring the Titanic. P. Crean, (Ed.). New York, NY: Madison PublishingInc. The RMSBallard, R.D. (2001). Adventures in ocean exploration. Washington, D.C.: The NationalTITANIC:Geographic Society. 100thAnniversary Ballard, R.D., & Archbold, R. (1998). Ghost liners: Exploring the worlds greatest lost ships.Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company.Bonner, K., & Bonner, C. (2003). Great ship disasters. St. Paul, MN: MBI Publishing Company.Butler, D.A. (1998). Unsinkable: The full story of the RMS Titanic. Mechanicsburg, PA:Stackpole Books.Eaton, J.P., & Haas, C.A. (1996). Titanic: Destination disaster, the legends and the reality. NewYork, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.Eaton, J.P., & Haas, C.A. (1999). Titanic: A journey through time. New York, NY: W.W. Norton &Company, Inc.
  18. 18. Sources and Resources on the TITANICTragedy, ContinuedGreen, R. (2005). Building the Titanic: An epic tale of the creation of historys most famousocean liner. Pleasantville, NY: The Readers Digest Association, Inc.Heyer, P. (1995). Titanic legacy: Disaster as media event and myth. Westport, CT: Praeger The RMSPublishers.TITANIC:Jessop, V. (1997). Titanic survivor: The newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who 100thsurvived both the Titanic and the Britannic disasters. Dobbs Ferry, NJ: Sheridan House, Inc.AnniversaryLynch, D., & Marschall, K. (2003). Ghosts of the abyss: A journey into the heart of the Titanic.Ontario, Canada: Madison Press Books.ODonnell, E.E. (1997). The last days of the Titanic: Photographs and mementos of the tragicmaiden voyage. Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers.Thrush, P. (1992). Titanic: The truth behind the disaster. New York, NY: Crescent Books.Winchester, S. (2010). Atlantic: Great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vastocean of a million stories. New York, NY: HarperCollins.