Event    From 14/4/1912  To 15/4/1912

sinking of the Titanic

Categories: Tragedy

On board were over 2,200 people: 1,316 passengers and about 900 crew. 1,517 lives were lost, including W. T. Stead and Christopher Head, but not J. P. Morgan, nor Charles Lightoller nor Harold Bride.  The women and children were given priority in the life-boats and those for whom there was no room would have died from hypothermia in the freezing water.

Wikipedia lists memorials at: Belfast (where the ship was built), Liverpool (the port of registry and home to the White Star Line), New York City (destination port), Southampton (port of departure), Washington DC, Glasgow, Cohn/Queenstown in County Cork (last port of call). there are memorials to to individuals lost on the ship in Southampton, Manhattan, Colne in Lancashire and Dumfries in Scotland. A statue of the captain, Edward Smith, was unveiled in Beacon Park, Lichfield in 1914.

The dining room, a copy of that at Hotel Russell, was designed by Charles Fitzroy Doll.

In 2013 Londonist told of three more memorials in London: “You can also find a plaque hanging inside the Institute of Marine Engineers headquarters in Aldgate, to commemorate the 35 engineers who lost their lives. The Chadwell Heath Wetherspoon pub is named after Eva Hart, a survivor of the disaster who lived locally until her death in 1996. Finally, a plaque resides in the Royal Albert Hall dedicated to the musicians on board the ship, who were subsequently hailed as heroes for keeping playing as the ship sank, in order to provide relief and calm other passengers.”

2021: Londonist reported on a fascinating collection of Titanic-related objects held by the London Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
sinking of the Titanic

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Charles Lightoller

Commander Charles Herbert Lightoller RNR. DSC* {Between an image of a ship's ...

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Charles Melville Hays

A.M.D.G. stands for Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam (For the greater glory of God). It...

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Eva Hart

Hart lived in nearby Japan Road for most of her adult life until her death. T...

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Father Thomas Byles - home

The church that erected the plaque is immediately behind this house, which is...

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Father Thomas Byles - station

Although we have not been able to find this plaque we have not marked it as '...

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Maria Johansson

Maria Johansson

Non-British, killed by the Bali bomb.

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial
Justin Graeme Lee

Justin Graeme Lee

Non-British, killed by the Bali bomb.

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial
Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

A prominent church member of his local church in Lexden, Colchester, killed in the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster, aged 52. Andrew Behan has kindly carried out further research: Andrew William Thomp...

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial
Brian Holt

Brian Holt

Aged 62 Holt had worked as a porter at Mile End Hospital for 40 years. He had been commuting by bike the short journey of about a mile from his Stepney for just over a year in order to get fit. Th...

Person, Cyclist, Tragedy

1 memorial
Bronwyn Robyn Ross

Bronwyn Robyn Ross

Non-British, killed by the Bali bomb.

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial