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Titanic sinks...96th anniversary...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mortiroloboy, 15 Apr 2008.

  1. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    of that fateful 'night to remember', does anyone on here have any family connections with the sinking of the unsinkable ship?
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    not really. Would have been my dad's birthday today, if that helps... Which it doesn't... I'll shut up...
     
  3. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    No idea, never been into Genealogy much.

    Now there was a scary experience. Drowning is one way I would *not* like to go. Ice cold water is bad enough (having been a scuba diver I know what cold water feels like and that's from inside a drysuit!) but to know that you're trapped and going to drown...

    ...oooh, sends shivers up my spine just thinking about it.
     
  4. The being trapped in cold water part really gives me the willies. Not nice at all. But apparently drowning is one of the better ways to die. Apparently it feels as if you're nicely drunk, and then you pass out (for good).
     
  5. Getting the willies is not good...

    one is bad enough sometimes.:biggrin::evil:
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    It was indeed a tragic day when that happened, let's hope it's never repeated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Ships sink all the time so it's not really all that incredible that it happened.
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Not with that amount of life being lost at one go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    True, but looking back, it was a totally new, untested, concept ship. Taking its maiden voyage around the world through the most dangerous seas. Stuffed full of passengers with no rescue plan should things go wrong...
     
  10. dbg

    dbg New Member

    Was it? news to me, she was a near enough direct copy of her sister ship the Olympic which was launched the year before and had a very long career
     
  11. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    http://www.starway.org/Titanic/Sister_Ships.html

    Seems the very long career was mainly thanks to the safety enhancements hurried in after the Titanic disaster.
     
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    perhaps more relevant to people alive today, it's also the 19th anniversary of the hillsborough tragedy.
     
  13. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member


    As we are running out of icebergs, it probably won't be.
     
  14. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

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    Gosport
  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Well, it nearly did! In 1995:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1123056.stm