Fur coat worn by Titanic survivor during sinking found

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Fur coat worn by Titanic survivor during sinking found

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:38 am

A FUR coat worn by a survivor of the Titanic as it sank has been unearthed 105 years later – and is expected to sell for £80,000.

Mabel Bennett, a first class stewardess on the doomed liner, grabbed the garment from her room before climbing into a lifeboat as the ship gradually sank in the icy Atlantic.

Mabel Bennett, a first class stewardess on the doomed liner, grabbed the garment from her room before climbing into a lifeboat.

In a state of shock, she wrapped up warm in it while she spent four hours waiting for the rescue ship the Carpathia to arrive.

Mabel, aged 33 at the time, still had the coat with her two weeks later when she was photographed wearing it while on board the SS Lapland, the ship that transported the surviving Titanic crew members back to England.

Mabel kept the beaver lamb fur coat for the next 50 years until she gave it to her great niece because it became too heavy for her to wear.

Read more; https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3323959/t ... -for-sale/
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Re: Fur coat worn by Titanic survivor during sinking found

Postby VW1956 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:34 pm

I find it amazing that things like this didn't suface during the centenary.
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