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Each year, the Men’s Titanic Society gathers to honor the men who gave their lives to save women and children.

The first and last trip of the “unsinkable” Titanic

RMS Titanic leaves Southampton harbor on April 10, 1912. 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.  She could float with any two compartments flooded, and since no one could imagine anything worse than a collision at the juncture of two compartments, she was labeled “unsinkable."  

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