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  • Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000
    Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000 Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has sold for $11,875, an auction house in New England said Friday. More »

  • Letter from Titanic survivor sells for $11,875 at auction Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A letter from a wealthy survivor of the Titanic grumbling about "disgraceful" treatment in the press has sold at auction for $11,875. More »

  • Titanic of the Ancient World: Treasure from Ancient Greek Ship Uncovered off …
    Titanic of the Ancient World: Treasure from Ancient Greek Ship Uncovered off … Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    A Greek ship that sank off the remote island of Antikythera in the Aegan Sea more than 2,000 years ago has been described as the "Titanic of the ancient world". More »

  • Buried Treasures Pulled from 'Titanic of Ancient World'
    Buried Treasures Pulled from 'Titanic of Ancient World' Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Ancient tableware, lead anchors and a giant bronze spear have been recovered during an expedition to the 2,000-year-old Antikythera shipwreck in Greece. "The evidence shows this is the largest ancient shipwreck ever discovered," Brendan Foley, a marine archaeologist from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, said in a statement. Over the past few weeks, Foley and his colleagues used a suite of high-tech equipment — they even tested a semi-robotic Exosuit for diving — to explore the famed Antikythera wreck. Sponge fishermen found the wreck in 1900 off the coast of Antikythera, a small Greek island with sheer cliffs positioned along an ancient shipping route. More »

  • Letter records Titanic's near-miss of another ship Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — It was the collision that never happened, the moment of peril that could have saved the Titanic. More »

  • ‘Shocked’ boaters rescued in Cobh after motor-craft crashes at Titanic Bar
    ‘Shocked’ boaters rescued in Cobh after motor-craft crashes at Titanic Bar Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    The men were thrown from their vessel after hitting a buoy, which sped away from the scene and crashed into the shore. More »

  • Snapshot: Carl Frampton is in ridiculously good shape ahead of Titanic showdown …
    Snapshot: Carl Frampton is in ridiculously good shape ahead of Titanic showdown … Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Belfast boxer is looking lean and mean. More »

  • Big four set for titanic second Wimbledon week
    Big four set for titanic second Wimbledon week Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    Wimbledon will showcase all the big four of the men's game in the second week, for the first time in three years after Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray reached the last 16. More »

  • US Titanic discoverer embarks on new mission
    US Titanic discoverer embarks on new mission Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    US ocean explorer Robert Ballard, famed for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, embarked Wednesday on an expedition in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. More »

  • 'Titanic' musical postpones fall Broadway trip
    'Titanic' musical postpones fall Broadway trip Wed, May 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The musical "Titanic" has reversed course and will no longer steam onto Broadway this fall. More »

  • Imploding sub a 'tragic loss': Titanic director
    Imploding sub a 'tragic loss': Titanic director Tue, May 13, 2014

    Hollywood director James Cameron on Tuesday mourned a "tragic loss" after a deep sea research vessel imploded nearly 10 kilometres (six miles) beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean. More »

  • Letter written aboard Titanic sells for $200,000
    Letter written aboard Titanic sells for $200,000 Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A letter written by a passenger on the Titanic describing the "wonderful passage" — hours before the ship hit an iceberg — sold at auction Saturday for 119,000 pounds ($200,000). More »

  • Last letter from Titanic sells for $200,000
    Last letter from Titanic sells for $200,000 Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    The last letter known to have been written on board the Titanic sold at auction in Britain for £119,000 ($200,000, 145,000 euros) on Saturday. More »

  • 'Last' Titanic Letter Fetches Record Price
    'Last' Titanic Letter Fetches Record Price Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    The letter was written by second class passenger Esther Hart on Sunday April 14, 1912, and was meant to be delivered to her mother in Essex. It went under the hammer at Henry Aldridge and Son Auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, along with other Titanic collectibles. Mrs Hart, who was travelling with her daughter and well-known survivor Eva Hart, writes about being ill on board. More »

  • Letter written aboard the Titanic to be auctioned
    Letter written aboard the Titanic to be auctioned Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — In April 1912, Esther Hart wrote home about her journey to a new life. "The sailors say we have had a wonderful passage up to now," said Hart, a passenger on the Titanic. More »

  • Titanic Sunk During Average Iceberg Year
    Titanic Sunk During Average Iceberg Year Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Old Coast Guard records are throwing cold water on a long-standing explanation for the loss of the Titanic: the suggestion that the fateful journey took place in waters bristling with icebergs, making 1912 an unlucky year to sail the North Atlantic. The findings also contradict a popular notion that the Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier on Greenland's west coast birthed the Titanic's deadly 'berg. Instead, a computer model suggests that one of the glaciers at Greenland's southern tip released the iceberg that hit the Titanic on April 14, 1912, drowning more than 1,500 people in the frigid ocean. "I think the question of whether this was an unusual year has been laid to rest," said Grant Bigg, an environmental scientist at the University of Sheffield and lead study author, adding, "1912 is not an exceptional year." More »

  • Kate Winslet on Titanic Nude Scene: It Still Haunts Me
    Kate Winslet on Titanic Nude Scene: It Still Haunts Me Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    It is one of the most famous scenes in film history and the role that confirmed her status as a Hollywood star but Kate Winslet has admitted she hates THAT naked scene in Titanic. The flame-haired actress admitted that while many fans treasured the moment that Jack (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) sketches her character Rose wearing nothing but the Heart of the Ocean necklace, it makes her feel 'uncomfortable'. In the new dystopian sci-fi film, based on the best-selling novel by Veronica Roth, Winslet plays villian Jeanine Matthews. More »

  • On This Day: The Titanic’s sister ship Britannic is launched – only to also …
    On This Day: The Titanic’s sister ship Britannic is launched – only to also … Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    The hospital craft was the largest vessel to sink during the First World War. More »

  • Greenland Glacier That Sank Titanic Records Fastest-Ever Speed of 17km Per  …
    Greenland Glacier That Sank Titanic Records Fastest-Ever Speed of 17km Per  … Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier, believed to have sunk the Titanic, has recorded its fastest-ever speed, moving at 17km per year over 2012/2013. Experts at the University of Washington and the German Space Agency measured the speed in 2012 and 2013. Scientists say these speeds are "unprecedented" and are the fastest recorded for any glacier in Greenland or Antarctica. Lead author Ian Joughin said: "We are now seeing summer speeds more than four times what they were in the 1990s on a glacier which at that time was believed to be one of the fastest, if not the fastest, glacier in Greenland. More »

  • Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio beautifully recreated a Titanic moment last …
    Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio beautifully recreated a Titanic moment last … Sun, Jan 26, 2014

    It happened on American TV show Saturday Night Live. More »

  • Chinese Titanic museum will allow visitors to go down with the ship
    Chinese Titanic museum will allow visitors to go down with the ship Mon, Jan 20, 2014

    The museum will take the shape of a replica Titanic. More »

  • Titanic Tragedy: Canadian Woman's Claim to Being Victim's Daughter  …
    Titanic Tragedy: Canadian Woman's Claim to Being Victim's Daughter  … Mon, Jan 20, 2014

    A Canadian woman who claimed to be the daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, who had perished in the Titanic tragedy with his family, has been proved to be a fraud in DNA tests, according to reports. Helen Kramer emerged in 1940, calling herself Loraine Allison, a two-year-old toddler who was with her parents Hudson and Bess Allison, and seven-month-old brother Trevor on the Titanic in 1912. She was never accepted by the Allison family, but her bitter legal battle to be acknowledged as Loraine did not come to an end until her death in 1992. However, two years ago her identity claims were revived by her granddaughter Debrina Woods. More »

  • Ronaldo steals show from Ibrahimovic in titanic clash Wed, Nov 20, 2013

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - It was billed as a clash of the titans with Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the starring roles but at the end of the night Portugal's captain took the plaudits as his stunning hat-trick clinched a World Cup spot. The drama took a long time coming but it was worth waiting for the second act with Ronaldo putting the visitors ahead after the break only for Sweden skipper Ibrahimovic to score twice before the Portuguese had the last word with two more goals. Ronaldo's heroics secured a 3-2 win on the night and, after his goal in Lisbon, a 4-2 aggregate playoff victory to secure a place at next year's finals in Brazil. Ronaldo also equalled Portugal's all-time goalscoring record of 47 held by Pauleta. More »

  • Book Talk: London orchestra misses Titanic, gets stuck on train Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - It is a part of local lore that the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) missed the maiden and only sailing of the Titanic which they were to have taken to make the first American tour of what was billed as the "world's best orchestra". Though they avoided that fateful voyage, the 85 members of the orchestra still had what was for the time an adventurous trip, spending much of April 1912 living on a train in a whistle-stop tour of America as far west as Milwaukee before they returned to New York to sail back home. "There was one seven-day period when they did 10 concerts and they travelled overnight," said Gareth Davies, principal flautist with today's LSO and author of the engaging and chatty "The Show Must Go On: On Tour with the LSO in 1912 & 2012". Davies, who in addition to playing a wicked flute is the orchestra's blogger-in-chief, has one of the LSO's very own 1912 grumblers to thank for the delightful details he weaves into his narrative. More »

  • Titanic Violin Sells For Record £900,000
    Titanic Violin Sells For Record £900,000 Sun, Oct 20, 2013

    The violin famously played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the liner sank beneath the waves has sold for a world record price of £900,000 at auction. More »

  • Titanic violin sold for world record $1.4 million
    Titanic violin sold for world record $1.4 million Sat, Oct 19, 2013

    The violin played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the ship sank beneath the waves sold at auction for £900,000 ($1.45 million, 1.06 million euros) on Saturday, a world record for memorabilia from the doomed liner. More »

  • Titanic violin fetches $1.5m at auction
    Titanic violin fetches $1.5m at auction Sat, Oct 19, 2013

    Instrument played to calm passengers as the supposedly unsinkable ship sank in 1912 sold in London to British collector. More »

  • Violin that played as Titanic sank sells for $1.5 million
    Violin that played as Titanic sank sells for $1.5 million Sat, Oct 19, 2013

    By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON (Reuters) - A violin that was being played as the Titanic went down was sold for 900,000 pounds ($1.46 million) at auction on Saturday, a record price for memorabilia from the doomed ocean liner. Band leader Wallace Hartley played the instrument, trying to calm passengers as the ship slipped into the frozen waters of the North Atlantic in April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. Hartley's band played the hymn "Nearer, My God, To Thee" as passengers climbed into lifeboats. ... More »

  • Titanic violin auctioned for world record £900,000
    Titanic violin auctioned for world record £900,000 Sat, Oct 19, 2013

    The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic to calm passengers as it sank sold at auction for £900,000 ($1.45 million, 1.06 million euros) on Saturday, a world record fee for memorabilia from the doomed liner. More »

  • Penney ready for ‘titanic battle’ when Leinster come to Thomond
    Penney ready for ‘titanic battle’ when Leinster come to Thomond Wed, Oct 2, 2013

    MUNSTER COACH ROB Penney will take charge of his third meeting with Leinster this Saturday night still in search of a win. More »

  • Titanic Burial At Sea Photo To Be Auctioned
    Titanic Burial At Sea Photo To Be Auctioned Tue, Oct 1, 2013

    A haunting photograph showing victims of the Titanic disaster being buried at sea has been uncovered. More »

  • Titanic bandmaster’s violin on display in Belfast
    Titanic bandmaster’s violin on display in Belfast Thu, Sep 19, 2013

    THE VIOLIN PLAYED by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the liner sank beneath the waves is now on display atTitanic Belfast.The instrument belonging toWallace Hartleywas found strapped to his body after he drowned with some 1,500 others on board the supposedly unsinkable ship in 1912.It carries an inscription from the 34-year-old’s fiancee to mark their engagement.For decades the violin was believed lost, but it was found in the attic of a house in northwest England in 2006.It will be displayed at the Belfast exhibition from until 13 October before it goes to auction. ... More »

  • Titanic bandmaster's violin to go on display
    Titanic bandmaster's violin to go on display Mon, Sep 16, 2013

    The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the liner sank beneath the waves is to go on display at a museum marking the tragedy in Northern Ireland, officials said Monday. More »

  • Green light for Titanic tycoon's Aussie dinosaur park
    Green light for Titanic tycoon's Aussie dinosaur park Thu, Jul 25, 2013

    Australian billionaire Clive Palmer speaks at a press conference in Sydney on April 29, 2013. Palmer was Thursday given the green light to build "the world's biggest" park of giant robotic dinosaurs, ... More »

  • 'Mini-Titanic' Opens As New Museum In Belfast
    'Mini-Titanic' Opens As New Museum In Belfast Sat, Jun 1, 2013

    A passenger vessel which is arguably the last true link to the Titanic and the White Star Line is being unveiled as a new museum in Belfast. More »