A Titanic Day

It’s been 100 years. I’m trying to figure out what to have for dinner tonight; Daughter has insisted that the meal include Iceberg lettuce.

One pretty cool bit of trivia that I never had heard before: when Titanic arrived in Cherbourg to take on passengers she was too large for Cherbourg’s dock so the passengers were ferried out to her on tenders that had been specially designed and built by White Star Lines for her and her Olympic class sisters.

And one of those two tenders still exists

She looks pretty damn good for 101.

Update: There’s bad luck.

And then there’s really really craptastic luck:

Violet Constance Jessop (October 2, 1887 – May 5, 1971) was an ocean liner stewardess and nurse who achieved fame by surviving the disastrous sinkings of sister ships RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic in 1912 and 1916 respectively. In addition, she had been on board Titanic and Britannic?s other sister ship, RMS Olympic, when it collided with the protected cruiser HMS Hawke in 1911.

Imagine if she had dated this guy…

One Response to “A Titanic Day”

  1. Yojimbo says:

    It’s Cherbourg, wouldn’t umbrellas be cheaper?

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