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Edward J. Smith

The first and last trip of the “unsinkable” Titanic

Able Seaman William Lucas scampered up a ladder that dangled down the side of the new White Star liner Titanic. It was 11:50 A.M. —ten minutes before Southampton sailing time-on Wednesday, April 10, 1912. The gangplanks were already up, and Lucas was the last man aboard. A dozen stokers who appeared just after him were told they were too late. Read more >>