Life jackets were one of the leading causes of death on the Titanic. If a person jumped overboard from 10 feet up or higher, their necks would be broken upon impact with the water. (They may have been the lucky ones). This life jacket was cut from a body after being in the ocean for many days. Recovery workers did not want to touch the bodies, so the life jackets were removed by cutting the straps. The bodies were then weighted and the unidentifiable were returned to the sea.
A pocket watch recovered from the Titanic - Photos - Titanic artifacts
This pocket watch was recovered from the body of Titanic steward Sidney Sedunary. It reads ten minutes to two, right around the time on April 15, 1912 that the Titanic became completely submerged in water. This pocket watch is displayed at SeaCity Museum in the Titanic exhibition that opened on the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking.
Titanic artifacts reveal gruesome discovery of tragic ship's last lifeboat
Photos and a handwritten note detailing the grisly discovery of Titanic’s last lifeboat will be auctioned in the U.K. later this week.
Silver Certificate Abraham Lincoln, One dollar bill is seen next to a...
Silver Certificate Abraham Lincoln, One dollar bill is seen next to a current dollar bill at "The Titanic Artifact Exhibit" at the California Science Center on October 22, 2002 in Los Angeles,...
Titanic artefacts auction
The biggest collection of Titanic artefacts will be sold off by Guernsey's Auction House as a single lot in an auction timed for the 100th anniversary in April of the sinking of the famed ocean liner.