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The pocket watch recovered off of 3rd class passenger Carl Asplund’s body after the R.M.S. Titanic sank. It’s hands still frozen at 2:20, the exact time the ship disappeared below the ocean’s surface.  He was 5 years old. 
Carl Asplund
October 21st, 1906 - April 15th, 1912

The pocket watch recovered off of 3rd class passenger Carl Asplund’s body after the R.M.S. Titanic sank. It’s hands still frozen at 2:20, the exact time the ship disappeared below the ocean’s surface.  He was 5 years old.

Carl Asplund

October 21st, 1906 - April 15th, 1912

On April 15th, 1912, 1,523 souls were lost in the North Atlantic Ocean after the R.M.S. Titanic slipped into it’s watery grave at 2:20 AM. Today, we remember those who were lost and the sacrifices of the brave crew and passengers who gave their lives to save others.

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who biddest the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy Word,
Who walked on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our family shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect us wheresoever we go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

ETERNAL FATHER - The Naval Hymn (by piddflicks)

Apr 3
The pocket watch I received from my parents for my birthday. It was made by Elgin National Watch Company in the U.S.A. in 1903. Exactly 80 years before I was born. It was around before Henry Ford opened his factory, or the Wright Brothers first flight, or the Titanic sinking. Not a single piece of plastic on it, probably why it’s still working perfect.

Auction house: We found Titanic violin - Yahoo! News

This is really amazing. Wallace Hartley is one of my hero’s of the Titanic story. The fact that he and his fellow band mates decided to keep playing to calm panicking passengers and didn’t even attempt at stepping foot on a lifeboat really speaks volume to me. I was lucky many years ago to visit band member violinist John Hume’s grave in Halifax, Nova Scotia and pay my respects.
Until you realize that her dead husband, who she had kids with and lived more of her life with than some guy she only knew for 5 days, is completely forgotten about. Not to mention the fact that the afterlife for everyone on board the ship would be confined to the ship they perished on. I mean it was a huge ship and it was beautiful, but it would get kind of boring if you had to spend eternity confined to it.

Until you realize that her dead husband, who she had kids with and lived more of her life with than some guy she only knew for 5 days, is completely forgotten about. Not to mention the fact that the afterlife for everyone on board the ship would be confined to the ship they perished on. I mean it was a huge ship and it was beautiful, but it would get kind of boring if you had to spend eternity confined to it.

This would be something I would get. Awesome.

This would be something I would get. Awesome.

Last song played on the R.M.S. Titanic.

While many believe it is “Nearer my god to thee” wireless operator Harold Bride clearly hears the mournful song ‘Song D’Automne.” Bride has excellent hearing and his claim is backed up by other survivors. I had the privilege of visiting one of the band members. John Humes, grave in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I laid flowers there as tribute to his bravery.

Titanic orchestra “Songe d’Automne” (by Ericah81)

11:40 PM, April 14th, 1912. The R.M.S. Titanic strikes an iceberg.

11:40 PM, April 14th, 1912. The R.M.S. Titanic strikes an iceberg.

Reading the Story of Oenone by Francis Davis Millet, 1883. On display at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Millet was a passenger aboard the R.M.S. Titanic. He was last seen helping women and children board life boats.
Francis Davis Millet
November 3rd, 1846 - April 15th, 1912

Reading the Story of Oenone by Francis Davis Millet, 1883. On display at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Millet was a passenger aboard the R.M.S. Titanic. He was last seen helping women and children board life boats.

Francis Davis Millet

November 3rd, 1846 - April 15th, 1912


Apr 9
A personal link of mine to the Titanic disaster. My distant relative Colonel John Jacob Astor IV. Despite being the wealthiest man aboard the ship, Astor was not allowed into a lifeboat to accompany his pregnant wife Madeleine. Instead of making a big to do, Astor calmly asked for the lifeboat number, lite a cigarette and walked away. It’s rumored that Astor was seen going down to the ships kennels and freed the dogs still locked in their cages. Many reported seeing dogs running on the decks as the ship slipped into the water and one dog was even known to have swam to a lifeboat where it was rescued. When Astors body was recovered, it was badly damaged and it’s believed he was killed by a funnel crushing him.
Here is the actual coroners report from Halifax, Nova Scotia about what was found on his body:
NO. 124 – MALE – ESTIMATED AGE 50 – LIGHT HAIR & MOUSTACHE. CLOTHING – Blue serge suit; blue handkerchief with “A.V.”; belt with gold buckle; brown boots with red rubber soles; brown flannel shirt; “J.J.A.” on back of collar. EFFECTS– Gold watch; cuff links, gold with diamond; diamond ring with three stones; £225 in English notes; $2440 in notes; £5 in gold; 7s. in silver; 5 ten franc pieces; gold pencil; pocketbook.
FIRST CLASS. NAME- J.J. ASTOR
John Jacob Astor IV 
July 13, 1864 - April 15th, 1912

A personal link of mine to the Titanic disaster. My distant relative Colonel John Jacob Astor IV. Despite being the wealthiest man aboard the ship, Astor was not allowed into a lifeboat to accompany his pregnant wife Madeleine. Instead of making a big to do, Astor calmly asked for the lifeboat number, lite a cigarette and walked away. It’s rumored that Astor was seen going down to the ships kennels and freed the dogs still locked in their cages. Many reported seeing dogs running on the decks as the ship slipped into the water and one dog was even known to have swam to a lifeboat where it was rescued. When Astors body was recovered, it was badly damaged and it’s believed he was killed by a funnel crushing him.

Here is the actual coroners report from Halifax, Nova Scotia about what was found on his body:

NO. 124 – MALE – ESTIMATED AGE 50 – LIGHT HAIR & MOUSTACHE. CLOTHING – Blue serge suit; blue handkerchief with “A.V.”; belt with gold buckle; brown boots with red rubber soles; brown flannel shirt; “J.J.A.” on back of collar. EFFECTS– Gold watch; cuff links, gold with diamond; diamond ring with three stones; £225 in English notes; $2440 in notes; £5 in gold; 7s. in silver; 5 ten franc pieces; gold pencil; pocketbook.

FIRST CLASS. NAME- J.J. ASTOR

John Jacob Astor IV

July 13, 1864 - April 15th, 1912

Apr 8
One of the true heroes of the Titanic disaster. Marconi wireless operator Jack Phillips. At the young age of only 25 years old, Phillips worked the wireless telegraph till the water was rushing into the wireless room, sending distress calls to anyone who was awake to receive them. Even after Captain Smith relieved the men of their duty due to the power shorting out, Phillips continued sending distress calls. He managed to make it to overturned lifeboat B, but eventually died of exposure.
Jack Phillips April 11th 1887 - April 15th, 1912.

One of the true heroes of the Titanic disaster. Marconi wireless operator Jack Phillips. At the young age of only 25 years old, Phillips worked the wireless telegraph till the water was rushing into the wireless room, sending distress calls to anyone who was awake to receive them. Even after Captain Smith relieved the men of their duty due to the power shorting out, Phillips continued sending distress calls. He managed to make it to overturned lifeboat B, but eventually died of exposure.

Jack Phillips April 11th 1887 - April 15th, 1912.

Apr 6
The R.M.S. Titanic dressed in flags for Good Friday. April 5th, 1912, as a salute to the citizens of Southampton. The only time the ship would ever be dressed.

The R.M.S. Titanic dressed in flags for Good Friday. April 5th, 1912, as a salute to the citizens of Southampton. The only time the ship would ever be dressed.

I think this would be an awesome tattoo. Honor and Glory Crowning Time from the First Class stairway of the RMS Titanic. (This is the one from the Olympic, but the Titanic had the same exact one).

I think this would be an awesome tattoo. Honor and Glory Crowning Time from the First Class stairway of the RMS Titanic. (This is the one from the Olympic, but the Titanic had the same exact one).

The actual whistle of the R.M.S. Titanic.

On this day, April 15th, 1912. The Titanic sank in the North Atlantic. This picture was taken of it while in dock at Southampton, England. The windows to the left belong to Parlor Suite B52-B54-B56, the room was occupied by the White Star Line’s Managing Director J. Bruce Ismay. Who would later be vilified for surviving the disaster.

On this day, April 15th, 1912. The Titanic sank in the North Atlantic. This picture was taken of it while in dock at Southampton, England. The windows to the left belong to Parlor Suite B52-B54-B56, the room was occupied by the White Star Line’s Managing Director J. Bruce Ismay. Who would later be vilified for surviving the disaster.