Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Titanic Gruesome Discovery
In the ships last Lifeboat-
The three photos that you see taken were
on May 13,1912 almost a month after
the Titanic sank. In the photos it shows the
crewmembers from the RMS Oceanic
attempting to recover one of the doomed
lifeboats.  Inside what  they found was
quite gruesome indeed. The crewmen thought
to be the last lifeboat to leave the sinking
Titanic were three deposing body's
from the Titanic.
One boat is show being lowered from
the Titanic -Another shows approaching a
drifting lifeboat and the last photo on
the bottom show the RMS Oceanic
Crewmembers in the old lifeboat.
Good Afternoon my dearest Friends & Followers, first I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the support you all have given me in the pass couple of days. I have had a peek at my overview on my blog and it is quite amazing how many of you have been visiting my humble blog. For this I will continue to do my very best and finding stories and interesting tales for you all. Plus the photo's that you all seem to enjoy too!
In this tale that I found for you all my dears, is not the happiest story, but it is interesting and true. It's about a letter that was found in the last lifeboat from the Titanic. It would seem that the first letter that was found, was originally written onboard the Titanic, penned just hours before the ship embarked on its doomed maiden voyage. The letter was found in the ships last lifeboat and is being sold at a UK auction this coming month. The letter that was found, was written on April 10, 1912, before the Titanic set sail from Southampton for New York. The author of the letter is Paul Danby-He wrote the note while visiting his wife's uncle Adolphe Saalfeld, who was a passenger on the Titanic. Danby left the Titanic before it set sail and paints a fascinating picture of the ship in his note to his wife Rose, who he addresses by her nickname 'Goll'. '[MY VERY MUCH GOLL, WE ARE THE FIRST WHO WRITE A LETTER FROM THE SHIP, IT IS WONDERFULLY APPOINTED, HE WROTE, IN GERMAN, ON TITANIC-HEADED PAPER. 'UNCLE HAS A VERY LARGE CABIN NEARLY A LIVING ROOM WITH A SOFA AND A ELECTRIC VENTILATOR. I WILL TELL YOU ALL IN DETAIL LATER.']
The letter that was left by survier Saalfeld
An business man of floral perfumes
Henry Aldridge & Son Photos and a handwritten note
from the Titanic’s last lifeboat will be auctioned.
Henry Aldridge & Son Photos and a handwritten
note detailing the grisly discovery of Titanic’s last lifeboat will
be auctioned in the U.K. later this week.
The Titanic struck an icberg at 11:40pm ships time on April 14 1912 and sank just over two hours
later with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.
It seems that there are a few Titanic letters that are in existence, but this one was the cream of the crop of sorts. Why? because of its content. Its the only letter from the Titanic that actually survived, that has such superb content. its almost like being there when you read it! This is what 'Henry Aldridge & Son Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told FoxNews.com said, "You can almost smell the paint on the letter still after all those hundred years. Saalfeld, who was travelling to America to show his collection of floral essential oils to potential clients, who survived the Titanic disaster. Saalfeld was his name the businessman who happen to be on the ship's smoking lounge enjoying a port and a cigar when the Titanic hit the iceberg, according to Henry Aldridge & Son.
The auction house explained, in a press released, they continued to tell the story of Saalfeld the businessman who survived the Titanic disaster. It is said that the man's leather satchel contained his floral perfume samples was left behind. The satchel contained 65 glass vials & metal containers were discovered among the wreckage of Titanic by the Mir 1 submersible in 2000. The letter also represents a chapter in the eventful and ultimately tragic life of its author. So it was found that Saalfeld was born in Berlin, Danby moved to England to work for Saalfeld, a merchant and
perfumier, in 1907. He met and fell in love with Saalfeld's nice Rose the following year and married her in 1910. As a German living in England, he was interred during WWl and then moved to Amsterdam after the war, where he ran a successful business until the Nazis invaded Holland in 1940. In 1943, after turning down an offer to go into hiding, Danby was arrested by the Nazis on
account of his Jewish faith and then he was murdered at Sobibor Death camps in Poland sadly. Rose & Danby's mother Clare were also killed at Sobibor death camp in Poland too. 
Inside the recovered Lifeboat-
[First Letter Onboard the Titanic up for sale]
It would seem that there were many different letters but this is another letter that was found that was  handwritten in the recovery of the lifeboat photos above, by an unidentified Oceanic passenger describes the gruesome discovery of the three corpses.
One of the corpse was wearing a dinner jacket and the bodies of two Titanic were firemen were wedged under the lifeboat seats, it explained, adding that one corpse's arms came off in the hands or the Oceanic's boarding officer. A woman's ring was also found on the lifeboat, according to the note. The corpse in the dinner jacket was later identified as a first class passenger - Thomson Beattie. The wedding ring had belonged to a Swedish passenger Elin Gerda Lindell who had reached the lifeboat briefly but then collapsible, but later drowned according to Titanic records. Her husband Edvard Bengtsson Lindell held on to Elin's ring before he died on Collapsible A. His body was never recovered sadly.
A number of Titanic passengers that made it to the lifeboat known as 'Collapsible A' when it washed off the ship deck, partly submerged, but not all survived. The bodies found by Oceanic were left on the lifeboat when Collapsible A' survivors were picked by another lifeboat.
It would seem that all the photo's that you see above and the letter. Some of the artifacts too were all sold at an auction in Devizes UK on April 23 of 2016. and brought in an estimate of between 3,000 to almost 4,500$ There were other Titanic memorabilia that came in at estimates of up to 14,000+
I don't know where the money went to, but I hope that it went to help the families of the decent of the folks that were on the Titanic.
It would seem that 'the Titanic ship of dreams' was truly the of Nightmares'. Its the Horrific elements of what truly happened in the disaster and the lost lives.

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