23 Photos Never Seen On The Titanic That Will Give You Goosebumps (And Will Cause You To Skip Tears)


On April 10th, 1912, the legendary cruise ship known as the Titanic, thought to be unsinkable,  sails to New York from Southampton, England. As everyone knows, this inaugural journey was also the ship’s very last. You probably have seen the famous 1997 James Cameron movie, but it’s less likely that you will have seen these chill-inducing photos.



1. tHE FIRST PICTURE OF THE TITANIC





During the night from April 14th to April 15th, the captain and his crew are surprised by a collision. The Titanic had just hit an iceberg. The crew is particularly surprised because the messages sent by other ships to warn the Titanic of the imminent danger never reached the captain’s cabin. The ship was built to resist to only four flooded compartments, and six compartments were damaged in the fateful crash.
A few impressive numbers about the Titanic:
The massive ship was 269 meters long, and held a 885-member crew as well as 2,471 passengers. It contained 10 decks and boasted a cruising speed of 39 km/h.

2. wELCOME ABOARD!




Ship means captain. Here is the captain Edward J. Smith (on the right) and his colleague, the superintendent Hugh Walter McElroy, pictured here on the Titanic’s deck.

3. pASSENGERS ON THE DECK




On this picture, we can see passengers walking on the Titanic next to the lifeboats, not long before they would have to use them.

4. a KID PLAYING




Moving, this photo illustrates childhood innocence aboard the Titanic. A young boy plays, only a few days before the dramatic event.

5. THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN




Margaret Brown, nicknamed Molly, is a first-class passenger on the Titanic. Of modest origins and then brought into wealth, her outspokenness stood out. In the film, she becomes Jack Dawson’s protector.

6. THE CULPRIT




Here’s one of the list’s most chill-inducing photo, which depicts the infamous iceberg responsible for the sinking. This picture was taken by one of the ship’s officials, Prinz Adalbert, the morning of April 15th, 1912, a few kilometres south of the shipwreck.

7. tHE TITANIC SINKS INTO THE ABYSS




Meanwhile, lifeboats take the survivors away from the heart-wrenching spectacle.

8. tHE LAST SURVIVORS




This photo does not seem to be anything special and still…it is the very last lifeboat that has left the shipwreck, and the passengers can see the ship sinking before their very eyes.

9. THE CARPATHIA COMES TO THE RESCUE




At 2:20am, the Titanic had fully sunk, broken in two pieces. It’s around two hours later that the Carpathia, a ship that was in the surroundings, comes to save passengers.

10. A YOUNG FAMILY OF SURVIVORS




This young family survived to the sinking of the Titanic. We can see the trauma in their eyes that was spawned by the catastrophe.

11. A MOM AND DAUGHTER



Some passengers were luckier than others. Charlotte Collyer and her daughter Marjorie miraculously survived the disaster.



12. Another Surviving Passenger

Stuart Collett, another survivor. In total, 1,517 people died in the tragedy.

13. The Titanic’s Orphans




14. Survivors Finally On Land


Some survivors of the shipwreck were welcomed in Millbay Docks, Plymouth, on England’s coast. They seem exhausted and the tragedy will leave an indelible mark on their faces.


15. In Front Of White Star’s Offices



White Star was the principal shipping company between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, and owned half of the Titanic. On this picture, we can see a gathering of people in front of the company’s offices, right after they heard about the catastrophe.


16. The Crowd Waiting For Survivors



We can imagine how worried the families must be, without any way of knowing whether their relatives perished or survived in the terrible tragedy.


17. Another Picture Of The Crowd


Even bigger, even more worried.


18. The Frontpage Of The Evening News



A young boy sells copies of the Evening News, of which the frontpage reads “Titanic disaster: great loss of life”.


19. Actions Taken To Help The Survivors



The American entertainer George M. Cohan (on the left) selling unique copies of a journal in New York on a Sunday to raise funds to provide financial help to the survivors and their families.


20. A Baseball Match To Raise Money



To help the grieving families, a baseball match was organized, where the Yankees faced the Giants. More than 14,000 people attended.


21. A Token Of Gratitude To Arthur Henri Rostron



Arthur Henri Rostron was the captain of the Carpathia, the ship which came to the rescue right after the sinking. The survivors therefore decided to thank him by offering him a silver cup in May 1912.


22. Funeral Services



Funeral services took place at the Seamen’s Church Institute, in New York.

23. The Straus Park Memorial In New York


This memorial was erected to commemorate Isidor and Ida Straus, a couple who died together in the Titanic because they refused to be separated.


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