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From the Archives: The Titanic struck an iceberg 110 years ago

In 1912, the British luxury ship Titanic collided with an iceberg on its maiden voyage from England to New York and sank in the North Atlantic off New York.

The early breaking news republished here was optimistic about rescue efforts. However, despite the heroic efforts, 1,514 people died.

Among the 700 passengers and crew who survived the sinking of the Titanic was a second-class passenger named Kate Buss, who was traveling from England to San Diego to meet her fiancé, Samuel Willis.

Kate and Samuel were married on May 11, 1912 in the Episcopal Church of St. Pauland nine months later he had a daughter, Sybil Lillian, whose middle name was given in honor of another Titanic passenger.

From Vespers Tuesday, Monday 15 April 1912:

A MONSTER SHIP CONFLICTS WITH AN ICE CREAM

ALL PASSENGERS ON THE TITANIC VESSEL ARE REPORTED AS SAFE

SLOW REPORT IS THAT A LARGE SHIP IS DIVING

Efforts are being made to get the liner into herd water so that it can be carried away and rescued.

PASSENGER TRANSPORT IN THE CARPATHIA

Many remarkable among those who were saved. The disaster struck late at night and 1,100 miles east of New York

Associated Press

Wireless shipments as of noon today showed that the passengers of the Titanic White Star, which hit an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland last night, were being transported to Carpathia, a Cunarder.

20 boats have already been transported and allowing 40 to 60 people as the capacity of each lifeboat, about 800 to 1,200 passengers have been transported.

The latest information indicates that the transfer is carried out safely. The sea is calm and the water is calm. It is likely that all passengers on the Titanic are safe.

Although severely damaged, the Titanic is still afloat and is reportedly heading for Halifax with its own steam.

The Titanic is the largest steamship ever built. It has a length of 883 feet and a displacement of 46,328 tons. Se was released last May and this was her maiden voyage.

Among the passengers are Colonel and Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, Major Archibald Butt, a military aide to President Taft. FD Millet, the artist. Mrs. and Mrs. Isadore Strauss. J. Widner of Philadelphia? President Hayes of the Grand Trunk Railroad. J. Bruce Ismay, CEO of White Star Line. WT Stead and others.

The ship carried 1,400 passengers and a crew of 890 people.

Another ship, the Allen’s Parisian, which set sail from Glasgow for Halifax on April 6, is already nearby and assisting with the rescue operation.

The Baltic and Virginia, also near the stage, and the Olympic are obviously close by, as the wireless transfer information comes from Captain Haddock of Olympiacos.

The accident happened at 10:25 last night about 400 miles south of Cape Race, NF, and about 1,300 miles east of New York.



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