Titanic Gazette Souvenir Shop

Titanic Gazette Souvenir Shop

Titanic Gazette Souvenir Shop

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Forgotten Sister

How the ship sank.

Only known photograph of the sinking.

This is what the Britannic would have looked like.

After the sinking of the Titanic, news reporters were all asking about a rumor that a ship called the Gigantic was going to be built. The White Star Line denied it so that they wouldn't loose credibility so they switched the name to Britannic. It was begun in 1914 but WW1 broke out and she was transferred to his Majesty's Royal Navy and was converted into a hospital ship. It made 5 voyages across the Mediterranean Sea and on the 6th, Violet Jessop and John Priest were both on all three sister ships
but were both unaware of each other's presence. They were going to pick up more wounded soldiers and they were sitting down to eat when they heard an explosion at 8:12 A.M. and every one was woken up. At 8:45, they started lowering lifeboats without an order from Captain Charles Albert Barllet whom was trying to beach the Britannic on the Island of Kea, 3 miles away. At 8:45, the ship is listing so bad, that they can't lower lifeboats. Just a few minutes later, she sinks with the loss of 30 people. There are no survivors alive today.

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