Titanic Survivors Captured In Historical Photo Collection

//titanic survivors photos

Apr. 12 2012, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

By Debbie Emery - Reporter

Exactly 100 years ago, the passengers of the were enjoying the trip of a lifetime across the Atlantic from Southampton, England and were excited to dock in New York City, oblivious that they would literally go down in history when the massive liner crashed into an iceberg and sank to the ocean depths on April 15, 1912.

Out of the 2,224 people who boarded the Olympic class ocean liner 1,514 of them perished, and now has photos showing some of the lucky ones who made it from the sinking ship to the safety of the lifeboats, and eventually back to dry land.

Article continues below advertisement

The grainy black and white images show both crew and passengers, from the first class to the lowliest immigrants, providing a valuable insight into the ill-fated trip.

A photo of a newborn baby boy named Lucien P. Smith, Jr. shows the depth of the tragedy, he was born after his pregnant mother Eloise was saved, but sadly his father went down with the ship. Eloise later married a fellow Titanic survivor, Robert P. Daniel.

Another image portrays surviving wireless operator, Harold Bride, with his feet heavily bandaged, being carried up the gangway when he finally reached New York.

One flash back in time shows Captain Arthur Rostron and the under officers of RMS Carpathia being presented with a cup for their bravery in rescuing survivors of the stricken Titanic. While in other images, lifeboats can be seen packed with passengers being tied to the side of the rescuing ship with ropes as its occupants desperately try to clamber to safety.

Article continues below advertisement

As previously reported, the ill-fated trip is currently being recreated by cruise liner HMS Balmoral, which is carrying historians, relatives and Titanic buffs as they retrace the doomed route.


Titanic Artifacts Up For Auction On The 100 Year Anniversary Of Its Sinking

James Cameron Makes Record-Breaking Dive To The Earth’s Deepest Point

Spectacular Never Before Seen Titanic Images Give Insight Into The 'Unsinkable Ship'



Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.