The officer who was second in command during the ill-fated Titanic voyage described having a "queer feeling" about the ship, letters due to be sold at auction reveal.
Private letters written by Henry Wilde, who was the No2 to Captain Edward Smith on the infamous liner, reveal his misgivings about his posting to the ship.
The letters, which are going under the hammer on Saturday in Devizes, Wiltshire are written over a 20-year period and encompass Wilde's his entire career with the White Star Line - from being a junior officer to his transfer to Titanic as Captain Smith's second in command.
The highlight of the collection is the final letter Wilde, who was chief officer, wrote while on board the Olympic before he left for the Titanic.
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