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April 11 Titanic departs Cobh Southern Ireland (20 lifeboats & 2228 passengers)

White Star had made one fateful decision, dramatically reducing the number of lifeboats proposed by Titanic’s original designer, Alexander Carlisle. While Titanic’s 20 lifeboats actually exceeded Board of Trade requirements, they, and the four collapsible boats, provided space for barely … Continue reading

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