Big Changes: Harland & Wolff and the White Star Line

RMS Adriatic Courtesy Wikipedia

Harland and Wolff, the revolutionary builders of the Titanic and her sisters, combined with the prestigious White Star Line made enormous headway in the maritime industry. And inadvertently created a disaster, as we remember the sinking of the Titanic today. … Continue reading

First and Foremost A Sailor: Charles Herbert Lightoller

RMS Titanic Courtesy Wikipedia

Charles Herbert Lightoller lived an anything but droll life. Where the sailor could be found, adventure lurked not far behind. Born in 1874 in Lancashire, England, Lightoller was practically an orphan. His mother had died when he was a baby … Continue reading

Tragedy in the North Atlantic: The RMS Titanic

Titanic in Southampton

 Officially updated as of October 6, 2013. I’m still not very happy with it but for what it’s worth, there it is! The creation of the Royal Mail Ship Titanic was the British shipbuilding industry at its best. During her … Continue reading