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14 Titanic Survivors and Their Stories of Survival

By Bincy Joseph, 24 June 2018


The great crash of Titanic ship is no less than a sad story that the world will remember for years. The ship was hit by an iceberg, and still, there are lots of myths and stories about the reason of sinking of the ship. Some say about the speed of the ship; some blame the height of the ship and some the weather conditions. The actual reason was hard to find can be said as bad luck for the sailors who were on their voyage on the Titanic ship. Out of the 2224 passengers, only 700 passengers managed to survive and became the heroes of the great sink. Here are a few of them who survived despite being on board during the wreck.

1Richard Norris Williams

Richard Norris was a tennis player, he and his father were travelling in titanic and remained calm during the crash. His father died due to a steam pipe that fell on him, but somehow Richard managed to get in a boat. He further got into the banking industry and died at the age of 77 due to emphysema.

Richard Norris Williams

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2Actress Dorothy Gibson

Dorothy Gibson along with her mother was travelling in Titanic from Paris. When the ship broke down, they were lucky enough to get into boat number 7, but to their fate, the boat had a hole and started to sink. Somehow they managed to cover up the hole using clothes and managed to save their lives. Dorothy was offered to act in a film which was based on the crash of the ship in which she acted wearing the same clothes that she wore on the day of the accident. She, later on, quitted her acting career and started working in an Opera.

Actress Dorothy Gibson

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3Noel Leslie


Noel Leslie was a philanthropist, and she played a significant role in steering the boats to safety. She also comforted a newlywed woman whose spouse was lost during the crash and emerged out as a heroine of Titanic and achieved success in making the boat back to shore.

Noel Leslie

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4Michel and Edmond

The two orphans Michel and Edmond were travelling along with their father, Michel. Their father pretended to be a widower but in actually was a divorcee who divorced his wife and had a plan of taking away his children without his wife’s consent. When the ship sank, the children were put in a boat by their father with a note for his wife. It was hard to find the relatives of these children for a long time, but later their mother saw their pictures in a newspaper and came to take them back home.

Michel and Edmond

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5Violet Jessup

She was a stewardess in White Star Line cruise ships, and it may be surprising for you to know that this woman has survived three ship crashes namely Olympic, Titanic and Britannic. She later died due to heart failure at 83 years of age.

Violet Jessup

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