Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Remembering Norge & Titanic

When this post gets published, it will be exactly 100 years ago to the minute when RMS Titanic hit the iceberg. The Twitter-account @Titanicrealtime will relay the story as it happened, exactly a century earlier. This post is to remember those who were lost on board the SS Norge on 28 June 1904. The listings are in Norwegian.

Although it was subsequently determined that there were not sufficient lifeboats to accommodate all passengers and crew, the recommendation was never carried through in ships' designs.

So when Titanic was built in Belfast between 1909 and 1912, she only had lifeboat space for one out of every third person who was on board the ship on April 14th, 1912. The 635 souls lost on the Norge, lost their lives in vain.

I remember also the 1,517 who were lost on the Titanic, or in the freezing waters around her.

2 comments:

  1. It was a tragedy for both ships. They've learnt by their mistakes regarding lifeboats, it always seems to happen that way although in this case the number of fatalities was huge amd must have been a terrifying experience for all concerned. My father was born on the day the Titanic sunk, he would have been 100 today. xx

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  2. I have been watching the recent drama on TV Guido and it realy brings it home.What would one do,if we were in the same situation.As Jeannette states,it always seems thier are shortfalls of some kind in these awful times of peril.Have a great day Guido.Love the new header picture.Brilliant.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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