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Actual Titanic Survivor Reveals How He Cheated a Possible Tragic End in Tell All Interview

By Andrew Alpin, 5 November

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The Titanic was the first ever ship of its kind that unfortunately sunk on its maiden voyage. A collision with a gigantic iceberg in its course caused it to sink to the bottom of the Atlantic. Many lost their family and loved ones as not everyone managed to escape onto the lifeboats on time, and other rescue ships were too far away to reach those stranded in the freezing waters on time. However, a Titanic survivor who was aboard the ship and miraculously lived through its sinking has now revealed how he managed to escape the tragedy.

10 He was working in the Purser’s Office on the Titanic

On April 15, 1912, Frank W. Prentice was onboard the British passenger ship run by the White Star Line when it hit an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. He worked in the Purser’s Office, which was where people in first class could buy tickets to certain attractions on the ship.

He was working in the Purser’s Office on the Titanic

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9 On April 10, 1912, the Titanic left Southampton

The Titanic was on its first maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City, US, with 2,240 passengers and crew on board. Unfortunately, more than 1,500 people died when the ship was struck by an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

On April 10, 1912, the Titanic left Southampton

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8 Prentice described his experience of that night in an interview with BBC

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In an interview with the BBC, Prentice, a Titanic survivor, talked about the traumatic event and how it continued haunting him for years. He said that as he lay in bed at night, “the whole thing came round again.”

When Prentice thought back to the moment the RMS Titanic hit the iceberg, he said there was “no impact as such,” but it felt like “jamming your car’s brakes.”

He said, “We had a porthole open, and I looked out, and the sky was clear, stars were shining, the sea was dead calm, and I couldn’t understand it. So, I came out of the cabin, and I thought I’d go forward.”

Prentice described his experience of that night in an interview with BBC

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7 Prentice recalled how the ship looked after hitting the iceberg

Prentice went to the “well deck on the starboard side,” where he saw ice but “no sign of damage above the waterline.” However, he quickly realized that the ship had “slipped over the iceberg.”

He explained- “Although she was supposed to be unsinkable – with the double bottom – the iceberg had cut her from forward on the starboard side to the engine room right through her two bottoms.”

Prentice recalled how the ship looked after hitting the iceberg

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