The Titanic’s Final Hours

In the hierarchy of the ship’s crew, the mail clerks were somewhere in the middle. Initially, they were housed in third-class quarters, and expected to take their meals with that group, but after some protest they were moved, and given a private dining room. On the evening of April 14, they had gathered to celebrate the 44th birthday of another American mail clerk aboard, North Carolina-born Oscar Scott Woody… More here.

An excellent historical piece and it includes a pocket watch so I was instantly drawn to it.

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