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  • Titanic disaster blamed on Moon

    03/06/2012 8:07:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    telegraphuk ^ | :41PM GMT 06 Mar 2012 | By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent
    Although a collision with a vast tower of ice ultimately brought the passenger liner to its sticky end, it was a freak lunar event three months earlier that put the obstacle in its path, a new study claims. An incredibly rare combination of astronomical factors including the closest approach of the moon to Earth in 1,400 years caused an unusually high tide in January 1912, researchers found. This once-in-a-lifetime swell would have swept a vast field of icebergs from their normal resting place off the coast of Canada and caused them to drift further south. It would have taken them...
  • Tourism Ireland’s Titanic centenary event

    02/24/2012 8:39:41 PM PST · by re_nortex · 8 replies
    Travel Blackboard (Tourism Ireland) ^ | Friday, 24 February 2012 | Anthony Valeriano
    We are commemorating one of the most famous ships in the world in the lead up to the 100th anniversary of the demise of the Titanic said Orla Saul. To bring this special and unique story to life we are delighted to have Susie Miller over from Ireland. Miller runs Titanic Tours in Belfast and is here today to tell us the most intriguing, poignant and personal story about Titanic. The 100th anniversary coincides with the opening of the Titanic visitor centre on 31st March in Belfast. Some people don’t know that the Titanic was built in Belfast said Ms....
  • Titanic mystery over violin 'from band leader who played on'

    01/31/2012 9:16:40 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1-31-12
    An auctioneer has hired experts to try to verify claims by the owner of the century old instrument that it belonged to Wallace Hartley, the leader of the vessel’s eight-man musical ensemble. If proved, it could become the most valuable Titanic artefact ever to be considered for auction. But the claim is being treated with caution as a result. Hartley and his fellow musicians earned legendary status for their decision to play on as the ship sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. They are said to have played the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee” after the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Sinking of HMT Rohna (Nov. 26, 1943) - July 6th, 2003

    07/06/2003 12:02:40 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 82 replies · 4,187+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...