Titanic stories

RMS Cymric poster

RMS Cymric posterA number of Titanic’s passengers had been booked to sail on another White Star Line ship, Cymric. However, there was a coal strike in 1912. Miners in Britain were striking to get a national minimum wage

Coal was taken from smaller White Star Line ships and loaded into Titanic so that she had enough fuel for her maiden voyage. Passengers who had already booked to sail on the Cymric were transferred to the Titanic.

This poster, from the early 1910’s, is advertising sailings on the Cymric from Boston to Liverpool, calling at Queenstown. Top of the list of comforts is a ‘Piano in the General Room for use of Passengers’.



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