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Lifejacket from Titanic survivor goes on display

A lifejacket - believed to have been used by a survivor of the Titanic - has gone on display in a Hampshire museum.

It's thought it could have been thrown from the liner, Carpathia, which went to help the victims of the disaster. Like other debris from the Titanic it should have been destroyed - but it wasn't. It is now on display in Southampton's Sea City Museum.

Maria Newbery, Sea City Museum, explains:


Titanic biscuit could be sold for £10,000 at auction

The biscuit was found in a Titanic lifeboat Credit: Henry Aldridge

The world's most valuable biscuit is to be sold at auction in Wiltshire. It could fetch up to £10,000.

The Spillers and Bakers 'Pilot' biscuit survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. The biscuit was part of a survival kit stored within one of the lifeboats and was kept as a souvenir.

It will go under the hammer at Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire on 24 October.

The biscuit was kept by a passenger on board the SS Carpathia which went to the aid of survivors from Titanic.

He put the biscuit in an envelope with a note, saying the snack was from Titanic.

Titanic letter to go under the hammer

This letter from the owners of the Titanic will be sold at auction Credit: Henry Aldridge & Son

A letter from the owners of the Titanic to the family of an officer who died when the ship sunk, is to be sold at auction in Wiltshire.

It asks for money to return the body of James Moody, to England.

He was on watch when the ship struck the iceberg. However his remains were never found.

Titanic letter up for auction in Wiltshire

Up for auction Credit: Henry Aldridge and Sons

A letter which details the Titanic's near miss in Southampton is being sold at auction in Wiltshire. The ship's chief engineer Joseph Bell wrote the letter about the incident which took place shortly before the ship's ill-fated voyage to New York. It's going under the hammer at Henry Aldridge and Sons in Devizes.

It was the worst of omens for the gleaming new ship embarking on its maiden voyage. As the Titanic left Southampton docks for a journey that has gone down in history, the ship came close to hitting two other liners.
Had they collided, it would have cut short the Titanic's ill-fated voyage to New York and may well have averted the catastrophe that was to claim 1,500 lives when the boat struck an iceberg on April 14 1912. The near miss is described in a letter from the Titanic's chief engineer Joseph Bell to his son Frank.

Mr Bell, who died in the disaster leaving behind wife Maud and four children, had transferred to the Titanic from the Olympic and oversaw its construction in Belfast.

Mr Bell's letter is estimated to fetch between £10,000 and £15,000 when it goes under the hammer on October 18.

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