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Titanic Disaster 101st Anniversary 16,755 Page Document Compilation Published

BACM Research/ has announced the release of a special edition compilation of 16,755 pages of historic Titanic documents.


Los Angeles, California - BACM Research/ has announced the release of a special edition compilation of 16,755 pages of historic Titanic documents.
Early on the morning of April 15, 1912 at 2:20am the RMS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic during her maiden voyage, taking the lives of more than 1,500 of its passengers and crew.
This special edition compilation contains four previously released Titanic document sets that cover the events before, during and the Titanic disaster.
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The four collections in this compilation include:
Titanic Disaster Historical Document Archive
12,825 pages of documents, text, newspaper articles, and photos covering the Titanic disaster. Period original source material from the National Archives, The Library of Congress, and the British National Archives.
British National Archives Documents
1,175 pages of Titanic Disaster records preserved by the British National Archives.
The files date from 1909 to 1925. This collection contains records from British government agencies including the Titanic Board of Enquiry, Board of Trade, Ministry of Transport, Treasury Solicitor, Public Trustee Office, Foreign Office, Cabinet Office, National Savings Committee and Post Office Law Officers’ Department.
Titanic Disaster Newspaper Archive
1,200 selected complete American newspaper pages, dating from April 1, 1912 to April 14, 1922, covering the sinking of the Titanic and its aftermath.
American newspapers had an advantage over the British press, since survivors of the Titanic were brought to New York City. American newspapers had some of their best reporters in place when the first inquiry into the disaster was held by the U.S. Senate at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, the day after the survivors landed.
Among the many Titanic subjects covered by the newspapers were: Iceberg sightings in the area of the sinking; Efforts by the Carpathia to rescue survivors and return them to land; The American enquiry into the disaster held the United States Senate, headed by Senator William A. Smith in which eighty-two witnesses were called; Accounts by survivors of the Titanic sinking; Various theories about the sinking, some which today seem laughable; The role played or not played by ships such as the Carpathia, SS Californian, Mackay-Bennett, Minia, Montmagny and the Algerine; The effort to recover Titanic victims’ bodies at sea; The British Board of Trade enquiry into the disaster; Judgments about the Titanic sinking and recommendations to prevent a similar tragedy.
Titanic Disaster Victim Recovery Documents & Medical Examiner Reports
1,555 pages of documents related to the recovery of Titanic victims at sea.
The RMS Carpathia is famous for rescuing survivors from their lifeboats in the frigid North Atlantic Ocean waters. Less famous are the CS Mackay-Bennet and CS Minia, the ships that retrieved the majority of the fatalities that could be found at sea. Two days after the sinking of the Titanic, White Star Line chartered the cable ship (CS) Mackay-Bennett, which was based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The company soon hired additional Canadian ships, the lighthouse supply ship Montmagny, CS Minia, and the sealing vessel Algerine. To carry out its grim task, each ship was outfitted with embalming supplies, coffins, undertakers, and clergy. Out of the 333 bodies found at sea, 328 were found by these Canadian ships. The rest were found by ships passing through the North Atlantic.
Among the highlights found in the compilation includes:
United States Senate Hearing Transcripts
British Titanic Wreck Commissioner’s Court Testimony
Blueprints of deck plans for the Olympic and Titanic.
A List of passengers boarding the Titanic at Queenstown, most of these passengers are poor Irish emigrants en route to America, traveling as third class passengers.
List of passengers boarding at Southampton, this includes many notable names, the Countess of Rothes, Benjamin Guggenheim, the American mining millionaire, J Bruce Ismay, and Colonel Gracie, whose book “The Truth About the Titanic” was published in 1913.
Correspondence dealing with the original plans of the Titanic, showing the ship was originally to be fitted with 32 life boats. This would have given capacity for over 2,000 people, significantly greater than the 1,178 that were ultimately provided for.
Correspondences showing that the British Government was opposed to the United States holding an inquiry into the Titanic disaster.
Documents dealing with the efforts to identify the mystery ship, seen from the sinking Titanic and by the SS Mount Temple. An account of a letter written by the SS Californian’s carpenter saying that the “Californian did not render help to Titanic although distress signals were observed.”
A letter from Stanley Lord, captain of the SS Californian, to the Board of Trade complaining of the public odium he is suffering and pleading that “something be done to put my conduct on the night in question in a more favorable light to my employers and the general public.”
Wireless messages passing between various ships in the North Atlantic in mid April 1912.
Copies of telegrams sent to the SS Birma by the Titanic.
Information about ice warnings.
A handwritten account by Titanic first class passenger survivor Alfred Omont of events before and after the iceberg crash.
Transcript of an account by Arthur Rostron, the captain of the SS Carpathia, of the ship’s high-speed trip, navigating through icebergs, to reach the Titanic survivors.
A letter filed by Sir Alfred Chalmers, the board of Trade member responsible for lifeboat requirements for passenger ships, arguing that more lifeboats would not have saved more lives on the Titanic.
Documents concerning the British International Pictures production “Atlantic” of 1929, which was based on the sinking of the Titanic. Germany was quick to use the German language version of the film as anti-British propaganda, claiming that if the ship had been German, the disaster would never have happened.
Documents show the efforts of the British Chamber of Shipping to stop Alfred Hitchcock from making a film about the Titanic disaster.
Diagrams of Titanic’s bulkheads.
Chart of ice reported near the Titanic.
Chart of ships’ positions near the Titanic.
Pages from the diary of Frederick A. Hamilton, cable engineer, written whilst aboard the CS Mackay Bennett, recovering corpses after the loss of the Titanic.

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