Newspaper Accounts of the Disaster

“There fell upon the ear the most terrible noise that human beings ever listened to—the cries of hundreds of people struggling in the icy cold water, crying for help with a cry we knew could not be answered.”

Ruth Becker, Titanic survivor.


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Titanic on her way out for sea trials
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Early news announces the disaster in this Richmond Va. newspaper. The early death toll figure is higher than what actually was, most likely due to an incomplete survivor list radioed in from Carpathia at the time this went to print.

Courtesy - Virginia Newspapers

 


 

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The Cable ship MacKay-Bennett retrieving bodies from the disaster site

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Courtesy - Maryland Newspapers



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