Titanic victim’s long-lost letter surfaces, describes near miss as doomed ship set out on its maiden voyage
The Titanic (right) and the SS City of New York come "within an ace" of colliding with each other at Southampton as Titanic departed on its ill-fated maiden voyage, April 10, 1912.
A letter written by one of Titanic’s crew to his wife just days before the doomed liner sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic is up for auction in the U.K.
Titanic steward Richard Geddes wrote the letter to his wife, Sarah (Sal), the day after the famous ship left the port of Southampton, U.K., on April 10, 1912. The letter describes a near collision with another ship, the SS City of New York. The two ships reportedly came within a few feet of each other as Titanic left Southampton docks on its maiden voyage.
“My dearest Sal, We got away yesterday after a lot of trouble,” Geddes wrote. “As we were passing the New York and Oceanic the New York broke her ropes and very nearly ran into us, but we just happened to avoid a collision.”
DID THIS ICEBERG SINK THE TITANIC?
The letter written by Geddes to his wife.