10 Children Survivors Of The Titanic And Their Amazing Stories

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10 Children Survivors Of The Titanic And Their Amazing Stories:

The sinking of the Titanic was a most traumatic and horrifying events in history. Thousands of  people lost their lives in the freezing cool water of the Atlantic Ocean amid the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. There are numerous sad stories about the Titanic, yet there are many heroic stories of survival. it’s an remarkable  for an adult to have lived through this terrifying event, it is considerably more amazing that children lived through the sinking of the Titanic. We can only imagine how scared these children were and how this event changed their whole lives. In this list , we will discuss ten children who survived the sinking of the Titanic.

10. William Carter II

William Carter II

William Carter, or Billy, was 11 years of age when he first stepped onto the Titanic. Billy was a  first-class passenger, and the Carters were among the most richest families on the Titanic.

In addition to the fact that they were first-class travelers, but all of their children, including Billy, attended boarding  schools, and they had a worker with them on the boat. Despite the fact that the Carters were quite wealthy, regardless they experienced same tragedy as everyone else.

The night the Titanic struck the iceberg , the Carter family went in line to get on a lifeboat. Billy’s mother and sisters effortlessly made it onto the boat, however Billy was told he was too old .

Reportedly, Mrs. Carter thought  fast and disguised Billy as a girl so he could get on. With some luck and quick thinking, this 11-year-old boy was able to survive one of the world’s most noteworthy tragedies.

9. Robert Douglas Spedden

Robert Douglas Spedden

Robert Spedden was six years of age when the Titanic crashed with the iceberg. He was on the ship with his mother and father. Spedden is a well known young boy from the Titanic in light of the fact that after the event, his mother wrote a book called Polar the Titanic Bear.

This book was dedicated to Spedden, and it was about his teddy bear and his trip on the Titanic. Since Spedden was so young, when the sinking occurred, his mother and nanny tried everything in their power to keep him calm. They told him they were just going on an “trip to see the stars” before they boarded the lifeboat.

Thanks to the calmness of his mother and his nanny, Spedden was unconcerned on his trip off of the Titanic. Spedden and his mother also got very lucky when leaving the ship. They were on one of the last lifeboats off the ship and were the last women and child in sight, so whatever remains of their lifeboat was filled with men. Spedden really fell asleep off on the boat during the ride far from the sinking ship.

This story demonstrates how different people felt as the Titanic sank; the vast majority of us wouldn’t think that someone would have been this content during such a tragedy.

8. Jean Hippach

Jean Hippach

Jean Hippach was a 16-year-old girl who was travelling on the Titanic with her mother. On the night of the impact, Hippach slept through the initial crash. She was not awoken until the point when she heard the steam roaring from the ship. Hippach remembered no one being initially alarmed  by the crash, and a ship worker  advised her not to stress and to return to her room.

Eventually, Hippach and her mom made it to the top deck  to board a lifeboat. They didn’t get on one of the first ones, however, because they believed that they would be safer on the Titanic than in one of the boats. One of the ship workers get them to get into a lifeboat.

Soon after, they were floating away , and Hippach thought back to see the horror of the Titanic. There was a “fearful blast,” and the ship began breaking.

She at that point saw the all of the lights on the Titanic go out as the people on her boat rowed frantically to get away from the suction of the sinking cruise liner. If Hippach and her mother hadn’t been on that lifeboat, they may have been still been on the Titanic and probably would have died.

7. Madeleine Violet Mellinger

Madeleine Violet Mellinger

Madeleine Violet Mellinger was 13 years of age and was a second-class passenger  when the Titanic left port. Mellinger was going with her mother. during the night the Titanic hit the iceberg, Mellinger was jarred awake  by the sound of the crash.

After that, she returned to bed for a little while until a man pounded on their door and instructed them to get topside. They both went to the deck to get on a lifeboat.

Once they got onto a boat, Mellinger remembered feeling sorry for all those still waiting for a lifeboat  and wishing that they could all pile into hers. She remembered the rockets shooting off from the ship, looking for somebody to come and help them. She remembered the screaming of the people in the ice cold water.

6. The Navratil Children

The Navratil Children

This next story is one of how the kindness of strangers and a little luck can totally change a child’s life. The night that the Titanic sank, Mr. Navratil and his two young sons were on board the doomed ship.

Mr. Navratil had lost  custody of the boys to his estranged spouse, so he had decided to running off to the United States with them. Before putting his children onto a lifeboat, Mr. Navratil wrapped them up in a blanket to keep them warm and said his goodbyes.

The boys lived, however Mr. Navratil did not. Once the boys were rescued, the group and different passengers understood that they just spoke in French and couldn’t speak with them in English.

A lady passenger volunteered to take the boys with her back to New York to keep them until the point when they could make sense of what to do with them. Luckily, the boys mother saw a photo of them in a daily paper in France and could go to New York to retrieve them.

They all headed back to France, where they lived together. It is amazing to think how kind an stranger could be and how lucky the boys were that their mom found a photo of them in a daily paper to come and take them home.

5. Millvina Dean

Millvina Dean

When the Titanic was making its voyage to New York, Millvina Dean was only two months old. This made her the youngest passenger on the ship. She and her family were third-class passengers and were on the Titanic because they were moving to the US.

During the night of the crash, Millvina, her mother, and her brother all boarded a lifeboat and made it safely to New York.

Even though Millvina does not remember the sinking of the Titanic, she is on this list for a very important reason. She became the last person to die after surviving the Titanic in 2009, having lived to the age of 97. She was able to share her story for all of those years and help all of us remember the Titanic and the tragedy that struck in the Atlantic Ocean that night

4. Mary Conover Lines

Mary Conover Lines

Mary Conover Lines was 16 years of age when she was on board the Titanic. She was going with her mother, and they were going to the United States to attend  her sibling’s graduation from school.

The two were in the reception room of the ship when it hit the iceberg. Lines and her mom made their way up to board a lifeboat. There they saw ice everywhere throughout the deck of the ship however in the end made it onto a boat.

Line’s story is extremely Amazing because she reviewed a lot of events from that night that would haunt her eternity. She later discussed how the crew members were extremely calm as they helped everybody into the lifeboats, despite the fact that they knew they would lose their lives that night.

She additionally remembered  the horrific sight of the ship sinking and was thankful that she was too far away to hear the screams.

3. Jack Thayer

Jack Thayer

JohnJackThayer’s story is a standout amongst the most exciting from the sinking of the Titanic and one of extreme luck. Thayer, 17 at the time, was going with his parents and made a few friends on board the ship.

The night the Titanic hit the iceberg, Thayer and one of his friend were separated from his family and made their way to get onto a lifeboat. Unfortunately, they were not permitted on a boat and looked as the last one left the ship. Thayer and his friends decided that they going to have jumped into the ocean before the ship sank to have the best shot at surviving.

Thayer didn’t see his friend again after he jumped. Thayer hit the water’s surface and, even with a life preserver, was pulled down by the suction, almost drowning .

When he finally  came up to the surface, pure luck took over. He’d surfaced right next to an upside down collapsible lifeboat from the ship. He and 28 others all pilled in or held on the side of the boat until the point when they reached safety. It is unbelievable how lucky some people can be, and Thayer’s luck came right at the perfect moment.

2. Eva Hart

Eva Hart

Eva Hart was only seven years of age when the Titanic crashed into the iceberg. She was going with her mother and father on the great ocean liner. Hart and her family were second-class passengers on the ship. Hart and her mom could get on a lifeboat and survived, however her father was lost to the deadly cold sea. Her story has a happy ending, though.

After the accident, Hart prided herself on carrying on with her life  to the fullest. She spoke numerous individuals about the sinking of the Titanic to keep its memory alive. She likewise went for the duration of her life, and that was a major big step for her.

She showed that she was not afraid to take an ocean voyage, or some other type of long-distance transportation, despite the fact that such an horrible tragedy occurred in her life. She needed others to realize that to know when tragedy strikes, they should still live their lives afterward  because it is what made her life worth living.

 Hart has an great message for every one of us about not giving up on life, even  when it seems to be so horrible and grim.

1. August Abraham Johannes Abrahamsson

August Abraham Johannes Abrahamsson

August Abrahamsson was 19 when he was on the Titanic. He was a third-class passenger on the ship, and he was going with his parents and two siblings. during the evening of the crash, Abrahamsson left his room late because that he didn’t accept there was an issue with the ship.

Since he held up so long to leave his room, he couldn’t find some kind of purpose for life belt. As he made his way to the deck, he headed toward the front of the vessel to check whether any lifeboats were left.

Since he was 19 years of age, it would have been hard for him to get into a boat. Luckily, he was able to board the last lifeboat to leave the ship. if he would have had to go into the water without a lifebelt, he probably  would have died quickly. As they pulled away from the ship, Abrahamsson heard muffled blasts and saw the ship sink.

All of these stories of the Titanic truly shows how lucky people can get. We can just imagine how scary this tragedy must have been for these children, but they got a second chance at life, and hopefully, they lived the rest of their lives to the fullest.


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P. Natasha Covers Classical Archaeology news and has been with Histecho since 2017. She has a Master's degree in MA Archaeology from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting program. A California native, she also holds a Bachelor of science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.