June 19, 1997 |
Among those quietly examining the remnants of one of the most famous of all sea tragedies was Hortense Bader-Wood of Bryn Mawr, Pa. One piece in the Queen Mary exhibit that caught her eye was a reprint of the front page of the April 17, 1912, edition of the New York American newspaper that listed the names of Titanic survivors. Although it is smudged by time, the name H. Blank is still visible. That, she said, was her father, Henry Blank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1997
Talk about your ocean-going financial disasters: what about the Titanic meets the Queen Mary? To date, the film "Titanic" has run up about $200 million in production costs, compared to the $100 million that some experts say has been spent by the city of Long Beach and various investors over the years to maintain the Queen Mary. Now the two ships are being joined in an exhibition starting this weekend on the Queen Mary.
August 31, 1996 |
The Titanic sank again Friday. A commercial expedition to raise part of the luxury liner ended in failure before dawn when the nylon lines being used to lift a 21-ton section of the hull snapped and the chunk of steel dropped 2 1/2 miles back to the bottom of the North Atlantic. With food running low, the seas getting rough and the expedition members exhausted, the $5-million salvage operation was abandoned until at least next summer.
August 30, 1996 |
A recovery expedition lifted a giant slab of the Titanic's hull from its watery ocean grave Thursday, 84 years after the ship struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic, an expedition spokesman said. The 20-ton piece of steel was hovering at the water's surface, still attached to several bags filled with diesel fuel, which is lighter than water and was used to raise the slab from the ocean floor more than 2 1/2 miles below, said Todd Tarantino, spokesman for New York-based RMS Titanic Inc.
May 4, 1996 |
A New York salvage company has been granted exclusive salvage rights to the wreck of the Titanic by a federal court that rejected a challenge by a California television producer. But the U.S. district court in Norfolk, Va., ordered RMS Titanic Inc. to make artifacts available for public exhibition.
August 13, 1994 |
The controversial loss of the Titanic has fascinated generations of Britons and Americans: The "unsinkable" luxury liner with its famous passengers sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 after ramming an iceberg in the Atlantic. Controversial aspects of the sinking of the world's largest ship, sailing from Southampton, England, to New York, have often been recounted; more than 1,500 lives were lost and the actions of senior officers were criticized.
December 16, 1992 |
When the mighty Titanic slammed into an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sank in the North Atlantic in 1912, drowning about 1,500 passengers and crew members, its remains inspired countless legends of a priceless treasure. Now 80 years later, France is trying to find the rightful owners of some 15,000 objects including jewels and gowns dredged up from a murky depth of 13,000 feet.
July 27, 1990 |
The requests of dying men are not always easy to carry out. And Capt. Stanley Lord's must rank among the most difficult. In 1912, as history records it, Lord and his ship stood idly by while the Titanic went down less than 10 miles away with 1,503 men, women and children. Two commissions investigated the incident, and both ruled that Lord was negligent. But until the day he died, in 1962, Lord insisted that he was innocent of any wrongdoing.
July 17, 1989 |
Robert D. Ballard headed up the discovery of two fabled sunken ships, the Titanic in 1985 and, just last month, the World War II German battleship Bismarck. In both cases, poignant reminders of human frailty persist on the dark, cold ocean floor, he says, lingering testaments to the dead, dragged far beyond air and light by plummeting hulks of steel and iron. Shoes. Pairs and pairs of shoes resting on the sea floor as if their owners had just stepped out of them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1988 |
Roberto Pirrone just became a priest. With his ordination came a vacation--two weeks to travel, relax and do whatever pleases him. And what pleases Pirrone? Tinkering with the 19-foot scale model of the luxury liner Titanic that he began building when he was 15. For nearly a decade, the model has stood as the centerpiece of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro.