April 14th, 1912: 11:40 pm – The Lost and Forgotten Gay Passengers of the RMS Titanic
Just before midnight on April 14th. 1912 the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the in the North Atlantic Ocean. The sinking of Titanic in the early morning hours of the next day caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.
At 11:40 pm ship’s time. Titanic sideswiped an iceberg and the glancing collision caused Titanic‘s hull plates to buckle inwards along her starboard side and opened five of her sixteen watertight compartments to the sea. By 2:20 AM, she broke apart and foundered, taking over one thousand five hundred people still aboard to their deaths. Just under two hours after the Titanic foundered, the Cunard liner RMS Carpathia arrived on the scene of the sinking, where she brought aboard an estimated 705 survivors.
Were there gay passengers and crew on the Titanic at its time of sinking?
The answer is yes.
There was lovers Michael Whitney and Edward Wedding, Also there was prominent military officer Archibald Butts and the working crew including the rugged Balkan Stoker, the redheaded Royal Purser Felix Jones, ship’s second carpenter Michael Brice and Third Officer Sam Maxwell.
Learn more about the gay passengers upon the RMS Titanic and that fateful night and watch Hugh Brewster, author of ‘RMS Titanic: Gilded Lives on a Fatal Voyage’ talks about the untold gay story of the Titanic’s fatal maiden voyage.