TITANIC-TITANIC.com | Titanic Newsletter 2014
Welcome to the latest edition of the Titanic-Titanic.com Newsletter, emailed-out to 1,378 subscribers.
Titanic-Titanic.com Newsletter Competition.
This week, we have a copy of a new book by Richard P. de Kerbrech, entitled Down Amongst The Black Gang, to give away in this week's competition, courtesy of the author.
Down in the fiery belly of the luxury liners of the Titanic era, a world away from the first-class dining rooms and sedate tours of the deck, toiled the ‘black gang’. Their work was gruelling and hot, and here deKerbrech introduces the reader to the dimly lit world and workplace of Titanic’s stokers. Beginning with a journey around some of the major elements of machinery that one might encounter in the giant ships’ engine and boiler rooms, the sheer skill and strength that a man in this employ must have had is brought to the fore. The human side of working for Titanic and her contemporaries is also explored through an investigation of stokers’ duties, their environment and conditions: what it was like to be one of them. An oft-ignored part of Titanic’s story, the importance of the black gang and the job they performed is brought to life, making poignant their fate on the maiden crossing of Titanic. This certainly is a book that no Titanic-era shipping historian or researcher should be without.
To win the book, simply answer the question below.
Q. How many Leading Firemen were there aboard Titanic on her maiden voyage?
Send your answers to me by simply clicking here. The winner will be picked at random from the entries received, and all answers must be received by Sunday, 6th April, 2014.
'A Girl Aboard The Titanic' book Competition Winner.
The winner of the previous competition was Claire Attwood.
Claire correctly stated that Eva Hart's parents were Benjamin and Esther Hart.
Well done Claire!
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