'Breaking the News of the Titanic's Loss', and RMS 'Virginian', April 20, 1912
'Breaking the News of the Titanic's Loss', and RMS 'Virginian', April 20, 1912. 'Breaking the News of the Titanic's Loss With Over Twelve Hundred Lives to London', and 'The Allan Liner Virginian, the First Vessel to Receive the Titanic's Wireless Message of Distress. Unfortunately She Arrived too Late to be of Service'. A flag is shown flying at half-mast. The White Star Line ship RMS 'Titanic' struck an iceberg in thick fog off Newfoundland on 14 April 1912. She was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of her time, and thought to be unsinkable. In the collision, five of her watertight compartments were compromised and she sank. Out of the 2228 people on board, only 705 survived. A major cause of the loss of life was the insufficient number of lifeboats she carried. Page 15, from "Titanic In Memoriam Number", a special supplement in "The Daily Graphic" newspaper issued following the sinking of the 'Titanic' on 15 April 1912, published on 20 April 1912.
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