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Titanic News-Men Who Gave Up Lives, Reasons for Titanic Sinking, William Wyn survived Titanic and others

The Men Onboard The Titanic Who Gave Up Their Lives To Save Women And Children, Irish Central, 19 April 2021

Men made up 75% of the 2,240 passengers and crew onboard the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage but only made up a tiny fraction of the 705 who survived the disaster. Hundreds of men – both rich and poor – bravely standing aside to give women and children a place on the ship’s lifeboats. The 175 men traveling in first-class had a survival rate of just 32%, while more than 97% of their 144 female counterparts survived the disaster. Second-class male passengers fared even worse with just 14 of 168 male passengers making their way to safety. Women in second-class, on the other hand, had a survival rate of about 74%. That is not to mention the hundreds of third-class male passengers – many of them Irish – who met their deaths on the Titanic.

No One Mistake Caused The Tragic Sinking Of The Titanic, Irish Central, 19 April 2021

A 2019 Channel 5 documentary investigates the series of mistakes that led to the sinking of the Belfast-built Titanic during its maiden voyage in April 1912. No one mistake was to blame for the disaster, according to the Channel 5 documentary “10 Mistakes That Sank the Titanic.” Instead, it was a number of factors that led to the tragedy. The Daily Mail reports on some of the fatal flaws that are featured in the “10 Mistakes That Sank the Titanic” documentary which debuted in 2019, more than 100 years after the disaster

Chester: The Incredible Story Of A Man Who Survived The Sinking Of The Titanic, The Standard, 18 April 2021

And on February 6, 1898, he was aboard the USS St Louis as an able seaman when that ship mounted a rescue of passengers and crew from SS Veendam when she collided with a sunken wreck and foundered. He also saw service in the Spanish-American war of 1898, and in the Boer War, 1899-1902. In 1907 he married Eliza Kate Abbott, and he joined the White Star Line. One day the men were assembled, and he was chosen to proceed to Belfast, where he found he was posted to Titanic as quartermaster.


Titanic Belfast Tops IrishCentral Top Ten Things To See In Ireland For 2013

Okay so you are planning a trip to Ireland this year, so what do your put on the list to see? Susan Byron at IrishCentral has put together a list of the top ten places to consider visiting while in Ireland. At the top of the list is Titanic Museum in Belfast. She advises to book tickets online as visitors are limited per hour. She also advises the Galley restaurant on ground floor is pretty busy so book afternoon tea upstairs in the salon by the Grand Staircase where it is much quieter. Or if you want more hearty fare hop a cab to Crown Liquor Salon for beef in Guinness pie and a pint of Ireland’s favorite beer. Here are the other places she recommends:

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Bunratty, County Clare

Museum of Country Life Castlebar, County Mayo

Croke Park Museum, Croke Park, Dublin

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin

Bantry House, Bantry, County Cork

Mizen Head Lighthouse, County Cork

Lismore Castle Gardens Lismore, County Waterford

Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick

Swiss Cottage Cahir, County Tipperary

Source: IrishCentral, Ireland’s Top Ten Tourist Attractions In 2013 – Where To Go And What To See In Ireland, 11 Feb 2013