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  1. Vassili Zaitzev

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    At 11:45 PM on April 14th, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg sailing to New York in the North Atlantic. The ship sank 2 1/2 hours later, at 2:20 AM on April 15th. Approxmitaley 1500 people died during the disaster, while close to 705 survived. While not the most horrific shipwreck, she is certainly the most famous, and led to a number of changes in ship safety.

    :salute: To all those lost that terrible night.
     
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    whoa, I had forgotten about this. :salute:
     
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    Almost slipped my mind too Trebor.
     
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    :salute: A Night to Remember. One of the most important changes was the introduction of the S.O.S. code.
     
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    Watched the documentary about the sinking last night on History channel. They said that out of 1500 people lost only 328 bodies were recovered and buried in Canada. Many of them were never identified, so their grave stones are marked with numbers only. Last living survivor of Titanic disaster is an old lady which was 10 months old baby at the time. Her father died that night, but she and her mother were saved. They were third class passengers.

    :salute:
     
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    :salute: still one of my fav history things. I will never forget the date.
     
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    Yeah Henk, I was a big Titanic nerd when I was a kid. I think I'll create threads that will commerate events such as this, to keep the memory alive.
     
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    #18 imalko, Apr 16, 2010
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    I was (and still am) also very interested in Titanic for a long time now. Wonder if there will be some appropriate commemoration organized in 2012 for the 100th anniversary of the sinking.

    The stories of Titanic sister ships are very interesting too. RMS Olympic distinguished herself by sinking a German U-boat in the Great War, while HMHS Britannic served as a hospital ship and was sunk in the Aegean.
     
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    Did not know that about the RMS Olympic - very cool!
     
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    Yes, it was quite an achievement and unique one at that. Here's the description of the incident:

    While serving as a troopship in the Great War Olympic was repainted in interesting camouflage scheme:

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