Forget Rose & Jack. Let’s hear more about Joe & Bill.
*While nobody will ever know just how many gay and lesbian passengers were on the RMS Titanic on that fateful night. But just by the sheer number of passengers onboard there must have been some, but their numbers are unknown. The following post contains speculation and conjecture of some of the possible passengers and crew.
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.
Having just 20 lifeboats, Titanic was entirely unprepared for the sinking. Even if they had been filled, only half of the passengers on board would have made it safety. In fact, many of the first lifeboats to leave Titanic were only half-full because so many passengers didn’t believe it could possibly be sinking.
There were 2,224 people on board. Only 710 were saved.
Just under two hours after the Titanic foundered, the Cunard liner RMS Carpathia arrived on the scene of the sinking, where she brought aboard the survivors.
Were there gay or lesbian passengers and crew on the Titanic at its time of sinking?
The answer is undoubtedly yes.