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Hi All

I am sure glad that did not go out April 1st, it would of got me too, I had not noticed the date at all,

On one point and I know somewhere I know this but it escapes me, Why did the WSL not open titanic to the public like other ships?

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It did. Titanic was open to the public the day of sailing, and a good many people took advantage of it - some of the authentic Titanic stationary was taken from the Reading and Writing Room that day, I'll look it up and get back to you on who took it, but that's a faily well- documented story.
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On this day in 1912, Titanic spent her last full day in port. Provisioning was completed. Captain Clark, Board of Trade Surveyor, will inspect the ship bow to stern, including a life-boat drill that will consist of one boat, with a selected crew, being raised an lowered. Captain Smith's world-famous photo "on the Bridge of the Titanic will be taken. Captain Smith will sleep at home this night, but all other officers will remain on board.
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Hi TTF

Once again thanks most interesting, I take it this was what date?

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April 9 - your're right,as this is international and could cause confusion I'll start dating them tomorrow -
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Hi TTF

Thanks was not too sure

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On April 10, 1912:

At approximately 7:30 am Captain Smith comes aboard and relieves Chief Officer Henry Wilde, recieving the sailing report from him. Those trimmers, greasers, firemen, and others hired yesterday begin to straggle aboard. The President of the White Star Line, J. Bruce Ismay, accompanied by his family, boards after breakfast at the Southwestern Hotel, where many of Titanic's First-Class Passengers have stayed overnight, and immediately starts a tour of this great, new ship.

At approximately 11:20, Captain George Bowyer, Pilot, boards and the Pilot's Flag is immediately run up. Amid the confusion on the docks, a group of workmen who have been hired for the "Black Gang" sit drinking in a pub near the docks named "The Grapes". At 12 noon, the great ship's horn blows, heralding her immediate departure. They run to the ship, only to be repulsed at the gangway.

As the Titanic builds up speed, there are a sudden series of what sounds like pistol shots to those observing on the quai. A ship left bereft by the ongoing coal strike, the New York, suddenly drifts closer and closer to the mighty leviathan. At the last moment before colision, Captain Smith provides a hint of power to the reverse engines, and Titanic is at last left to her destiny.

At 5:30, she enters the harbour at Cherbourg, France, there to pick up the last of her continental passengers. At 8:30, her anchor is raised and she begins her overnight journey to Queenstown (Cobh) Ireland.
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hey this sounds almost like it belongs under my thread titanic for beginners....
that is a good idea to count down to her demise on the 15th.

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Hi TTF

Do you mind if I fill in a few bits here.

It was not just the first class who had stopped at the Southwestern hotel, Bruce Ismays aids also stayed there the night, Paid for by Bruce himself. as he always did. ( No I am not going into a long Bruce debate) Also Bruce's wife was going to sail with him on the maiden voyage. I believe due to the marriage just before she elected to stay at home, James Ismay Bruce's brother was too ill to travel so he broke his plans.

Hi Wills

I think like you we should move this thread a bit when and after the sinking so it becomes part of your thread as well. Not that you need help you are doing a sterling job



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Hey, that is a good idea...like any good book, it is the contribution of several editors or co-authors that makes it good. TTF can join the "Titanic 4 Beginners Project" too... and in the end we have a nice peice of work that takes us from the day of the building of RMS Titanic to the night of the sinking!! And that was the whole purpose of this project, was'nt it? emoticon

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