Saturday, May 21, 2016

Titanic Survivors – 22 Shocking and Haunting Photos of What Happened After the Titanic Sank

We're all familiar with the story of the Titanic: At 11:39 p.m. on April 14, 1912, a young lookout named Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg. His ship was headed straight for it. The Titanic made impact, and two hours and 40 minutes later, the boat was lost to the ocean forever.

2,224 people were on board. Only 700 survived.

It's a tragedy that has stuck in our minds more than a century, but we're likely unfamiliar with the real faces of the people who survived it.

1. The iceberg that sank the Titanic.

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2. Frederick Fleet, 24, the lookout who first spotted the iceberg.

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3. Titanic survivors approach the Carpathia.

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4. Survivors aboard the Carpathia.

(LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

5. Survivors huddle for warmth on the deck of the Carparthia.

(LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

6. People wait for news outside the offices of the White Star Line in New York.

(BAIN NEWS SERVICE/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

7. Crowds stand in the rain awaiting the arrival of the Carpathia in New York.

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8. The Titanic's lifeboats are returned to the berth of the White Star Line in New York.

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9. Surviving crew.

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10. Surviving stewards line up outside a first class waiting room before being called in for questioning by a board of enquiry.

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11. The four Pascoe brothers, crew who survived the sinking, return to Southampton.

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12. Relatives wait on a railway platform as survivors of the Titanic arrive at Southampton.

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13. Relatives wait for survivors at Southampton.

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14. Relatives wait for surviving crew to come ashore at Southampton.

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15. Survivors are greeted by relatives upon their return to Southampton.

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16. A surviving crew member kisses his wife upon arriving at Plymouth.

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17. A crowd in Devonport gathers to hear a survivor tell his story.

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18. J. Hanson, seated right, district secretary of the National Sailors and Firemen's Union, awards shipwreck pay to survivors.

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19. Wireless operator Harold Thomas Coffin is questioned by a Senate committee at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

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20. A survivor gives a woman an autograph.

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21. Unidentified survivors, later identified as Michel, 4 and Edmond Navratil, 2.

(BAIN NEWS SERVICE/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

22. A nurse holds newborn Lucien P. Smith, Jr. His mother Eloise was pregnant with him while returning from honeymoon aboard the Titanic.

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(via Mashable/Retronaut)

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