|FINDING TITANIC 30 YEARS AGO
1st SEPTEMBER 1985 - DR ROBERT BALLARD AND HIS TEAM FIND TITANIC
A GROUP OF US COMMEMORATE MILLVINA DEAN
2 February 1912 – 31 May 2009
SO MANY YEARS A PATRON OF OUR CONVENTIONS
She said: "Until the wreckage of the Titanic was found in 1985,
nobody was interested in me.- Who expects to become famous at that age?"
At this time we will also remember
Sid Sedunary of Newbury (1912-2010),
son of Titanic steward Samuel F. Sedunary.
Sid attended our conventions regularly.
MARCH 1935 - TITANICs SISTER SHIP THE OLYMPIC IS SCRAPPED
|SINKING OF THE WILHELM GUSTLOFF
|JANUARY 1945 - a German ship carrying mostly civilian refugees and sunk in the Baltic Sea in the closing months of World War II claimed many lives - There were over 6,000 passengers--more than three times above capacity. Most were women and children, elderly men and about 1,200 wounded soldiers. Last to come aboard was the mayor of Gotenhafen and his family. - Though 5,348 people were officially logged in for the voyage, in the last minutes hundreds more swarmed aboard. As a result, officials were unable to make an accurate count and some estimates go as high as nearly 8,000.
|EDWARD STEPHEN KAMUDA|
(November 10, 1939 – April 13, 2014)
One year ago, after our convention, we arrived home
to receive the sad news that Ed Kamuda had passed on.
He was the founder of the Titanic Historical Society in America.
On the advice of Dr Robert Ballard, I joined the THS
well before I knew the BTS existed.
Ed and I corresponded a few times
and I featured in the Commutator
when I had a question or two to be answered.
AT WORK IN HIS WATCHMAKERS SHOP
UNVEILING THE TITANIC MEMORIAL.
ED IS NOW BURIED NEXT TO IT