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The Titanic News

Killer whale as old as the Titanic still going strong

Vancouver - Killer whales, more properly known as orcas, usually live between 60-80 years. However, one killer whale who was probably a youngster when the Titanic sank recently completed an 800 mile journey.

Op-Ed: Titanic, Costa Concordia captains had hubris, not ferry captain

The terrible tragedy that is the sinking of the South Korean ferry 'Sewol' is being compared to the Costa Concordia tragedy and even the Titanic. But a large difference is that the captain of the South Korean ferry made errors, but not errors of hubris.

Design firm signs on to build replica Titanic, the Titanic II

It's the centenary of the sinking in 1912 of the RMS Titanic and a plan announced by Aussie billionaire Clive Palmer in April to build a new Titanic is still afloat. Palmer has signed a design firm, Finnish-based Deltamarin, and plans are moving forward.

Titanic survivor who lived and died in obscurity has grave marked

Eino Lindquist survived the sinking of the Titanic - hard for the working class in the bowels of the ship - and went on to live and work in Napa Valley, California. Lindquist died of a stroke in 1958 but is now, at last, being remembered.

Letter written by Titanic band leader gets huge amount at auction

The image of the band playing as chaos reigned on the sinking RMS Titanic is one of the images that is indelibly etched onto the imagination of many. Not one of those 8 band members survived the tragedy but a letter written by their leader did.

Memorials to RMS Titanic victims on the centenary of tragedy

There were 1,517 people from over a dozen countries who perished in the icy waters of the North Atlantic 100 years ago on April 15, 1912 when the RMS Titanic sunk. At centenary events in N. Ireland and Canada on Sunday there were memorials to honor them.

MTV plans concert in Ireland to mark R.M.S. Titanic centenary

There's a host of events in 2012 throughout the world to mark the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and pop music isn't going to be left out. MTV announced Feb. 29 they will host a music fest in Belfast, Ireland to honor the ship.

R.M.S. Titanic last supper re-creation in Ireland sells out

The last supper is more often thought of as the Last Supper, the biblical last supper. But in Galway, Ireland they are recreating the rather lavish last supper onboard the R.M.S. Titanic hours before she sank on April 15, 1912.

Op-Ed: Costa Concordia and Titanic captains each guilty of hubris

The terrible tragedy that is the Costa Concordia took place exactly three months and two days shy of 100 years after the terrible tragedy that is the Titanic. And while the tragedies are different, there are similarities.
 

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