Friday, March 23, 2012

Titanic 100 Years

The Liner struck an iceberg on April 14th and sunk in the early hours of April 15th 1912. Of the 2223 passengers and crew 1517 died. Third class had the greatest loss of approximately 710 on board with only 174 survived. Seventy six percent of the crew died. . Wallace Hartley the Band leader was from Colne in Lancashire. My Ancestors were called Hartley and were from the same area but i have not made the connection yet
Take a look at the link below for the passenger list of the Titanic'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passengers_of_the_RMS_Titanic

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