More than a century ago, the Titanic went out to sea on its maiden voyage and never returned. After hitting an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912, the ship sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. The story of that fateful night continues to be told as we remember the 1,500-plus people who lost their lives. It’s important to honor those who perished, but what about the ones who survived?
706 lucky people made it onto the lifeboats and survived this terrible tragedy. Today, they are no survivors left. Millvina Dean was just two months old at the time of the disaster, but she lived a long, happy life. She eventually passed on in 2009 at the age of 97.
Here is a look back at some of the few people who were fortunate enough to survive “the unsinkable Titanic.”