Category Archives: Ships and the Sea

A Last Word About Oscar

Since we’re on about ships and cats, I finally got my e-mail problems sorted and  contacted the HMS Cossack Association. You may remember HMS Cossack from my posts here , here and here as figuring prominently in the story of a cat named … Continue reading

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Were There Cats Aboard RMS Titanic?

April 14th and 15th mark the 100th anniversary of RMS Titanic striking an iceberg and sinking in the north Atlantic. Since then Titanic has featured in hundreds of books, scores of movies, and dozens of websites. Rather than rehash topics … Continue reading

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April 15, 1912- RMS Titanic Sinks.

At 2:20 am. With her went one barrel of earth (probably, but not certainly, fuller’s earth), 88 cases of books, 35 bundles of rough wood (!?), hundreds of cheeses and 1501 lives. Or 1490, 1502, 1517, or any number within … Continue reading

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April 14, 1912- RMS Titanic Strikes An Iceberg.

At 11:40 ship’s time, to be precise. The following morning at 2:20 a. m., she was gone. One of the heroes of that night was Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller, in charge of the lifeboats on the port side, and … Continue reading

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