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Charles Lightoller's typed and annotated unpublished account of the Titanic disaster, undated, but probably circa 1912,
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 8,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
206
Charles Lightoller's typed and annotated unpublished account of the Titanic disaster, undated, but probably circa 1912,
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 8,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Charles Lightoller's typed and annotated unpublished account of the Titanic disaster, undated, but probably circa 1912,

the seventeen page account is typed on cream coloured paper with Lightholler's annotations hand written in black ink, the manuscript is highly detailed and gives a step-by-step account of the tragedy from midnight when his watch ended until 2am when the Titanic was perpedicular with her stern in the air, together with six black and white photographs including:

Lightoller on the bridge of the Oceanic

The four surving officers of the Titanic (Lightoller, Pitman, Lowe and Boxhall)

Officers of the Oceanic and others.


various sizes
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Provenance

Mrs Charles H. Lightoller

By direct descent to the present owner

Literature

This manuscript is a very chilling account with some amazing descriptions of the tragedy including Lightoller's organisation of filling the lifeboats with women and children only and the Titanic's final moments. Charles Lightoller published other accounts of his experiences and particularly his book Titanic and other ships, as well as contribtuing to radio shows with his account however it is believed by his existing family, that this account was never published. 

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