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RMS Titanic

RMS Titanic

Titanic
The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner operated by the White Star Line. It sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912, after striking an iceberg.


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White Star Line.
White Star Line.
Although the RMS Titanic was registered as a British ship, it was owned by the American tycoon, John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan, whose company was the controlling trust and retained ownership of the White Star Line. Morgan had booked a spot on the Titanic but, he canceled at the last moment due to health issues. He died a little over a year after the Titanic sunk. 
 
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RMS Titanic Victims.
RMS Titanic Victims.
It is estimated 1,517 people were killed in the sinking of the Titanic, 832 passengers and 685 crew members. 
 
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RMS Titanic Survivors.
RMS Titanic Survivors.
705 people survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic. 
 
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Titanic Dogs.
Titanic Dogs.
Twelve dogs were aboard the Titanic. Only three survived the sinking.

It is undocumented but, Ann Elizabeth Isham was said to have been in a lifeboat when she was told that she could not bring her Great Dane on board with her. She chose to get out of the lifeboat. She became one of four first class women passengers who died in the sinking. A few days later, a passenger on a passing ship reported seeing a woman's body floating in the ocean clinging to the body of a large dog but, the body was not recovered. 
 
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RMS Carpathia
RMS Carpathia
The Carpathia was the only ship to have rescued Titanic survivors. Coincidentally Charles Henry Marshall, Jr. was aboard that fateful day. His nieces, three sisters returning to the United States after a funeral were among the people saved.  
 


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