Keys That Could've Saved The Titanic Sold For $149,000
Thanks to the volcanic ash grounding European planes, sea-travel might just become the new way to skip between countries, making this Saturday’s £90,000 (149,277) auction of the keys to the binocular cabinet on the Titanic all the more poignant. The keys were in the possession of second officer David Blair,...
Life jackets were one of the leading causes of death on the Titanic. If a person jumped overboard from 10 feet up or higher, their necks would be broken upon impact with the water. (They may have been the lucky ones). This life jacket was cut from a body after being in the ocean for many days. Recovery workers did not want to touch the bodies, so the life jackets were removed by cutting the straps. The bodies were then weighted and the unidentifiable were returned to the sea.
A pocket watch recovered from the Titanic - Photos - Titanic artifacts
This pocket watch was recovered from the body of Titanic steward Sidney Sedunary. It reads ten minutes to two, right around the time on April 15, 1912 that the Titanic became completely submerged in water. This pocket watch is displayed at SeaCity Museum in the Titanic exhibition that opened on the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking.