4-17-1912 hdlne newspaper TITANIC HITS ICEBERG & SINKS Disaster - 1301 are DEAD - inv # 4Q-104. SEE PHOTO----- COMPLETE, ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER, the Philadelphia Press (PA) dated April 17, 1912.This newspaper contains a bold banner headline and long detailed coverag of the SINKING of the. After striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 02:20 (05:18 GMT) on Monday, 15 April resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, which made it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. Titanic received six warnings of sea ice on 14 April but was travelling near her maximum speed when her lookouts sighted the iceberg. They used distress flares and radio (wireless) messages to attract help as the passengers were put into lifeboats. Compounding this, poor management of the evacuation meant many boats were launched before they were completely full. Thus, when Titanic sank, over a thousand passengers and crew were still on board. Almost all those who jumped or fell into the water either drowned or died within minutes due to the effects of hypothermia. RMS Carpathia arrived on the scene about an hour and a half after the sinking and rescued the last of the survivors by 09:15 on 15 April, some nine and a half hours after the collision. The disaster caused widespread outrage over the lack of lifeboats, lax regulations, and the unequal treatment of the three passenger classes during the evacuation. Subsequent inquiries recommended sweeping changes to maritime regulations, leading to the establishment in 1914 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which still governs maritime safety today. This has edge paper tears but would be nice for framing and dispay. This listing includes the original newspaper, NOT just a clipping or a page of it. Every item we sell is an original newspaper printed on the date indicated at the beginning of its description. This is truly SIX CENTURIES OF HISTORY that YOU CAN OWN!
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