Newly discovered letter gives heartbreaking first-hand account of Titanic tragedy
British passenger liner RMS Titanic was one of the greatest vessels the world had ever seen when it set sail in 1912, and its tragic demise on April 15th of that year was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in modern history. We all know the story well — the massive passenger ship collided with an iceberg on its maiden voyage, ultimately sinking and killing more than 1,500 of its 2,200 passengers. In a new twist that strays from our typical coverage but is too remarkable to ignore, a letter purportedly written by a maid onboard the liner gives a riveting first-hand account of the Titanic disaster.
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