Skip to comments.OCEAN LINER SUCKED FROM PIER
Posted on 04/11/2017 8:19:18 AM PDT by NRx
Southampton April 10- Another example of the suction caused by a great steamship, similar to what is said to have resulted in the collision between the Olympic and the British cruiser Hawke near here on September 20, 1911 was given here to-day when the new White Star liner Titanic, the largest vessel afloat, sailed on her first voyage for New York.
As the Titanic was passing the White Star liner Oceanic and the American Line steamer New York, which are berthed alongside each other in Southampton Water, the terrific suction of the Titanic's screws dragged the New York from her moorings, and seven of that vessel's stern ropes parted. The stern of the American liner swung into midstream and narrowly missed striking the passing Titanic, which was obliged to stop while the New York was towed off to a safer berth...
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they had no idea how badly it sucked
I didn’t check the date at first and thought “what kind of moron would name a giant ship the Titanic.”
"Women's Suffrage Party"
The ads too - "One-way settlers fares to the Northwest".
Just think though, if she had damaged the Titanic the the Titanic might have never struck the iceberg.
Miss Jennie Black demands men be home by 9pm so women and children can have the streets to themselves...
The captain of the Titanic should have been more careful.
He almost lost the ship!
Very interesting! Thanks for posting!
I agree, one article is about a girl getting $8000/year income. Equal to about $196,000 today. Livin high on the hog that one!
Sometimes God tells you something, but you just don’t listen!
Been there, done that, couple of times. Always when most of the crew was ashore.
I was thinking the same thing. A minor collision might have meant repairs and delay that would have brought warmer weather as summer approached.
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White Star. Our voyages suck before we even leave port.
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