Photo of funeral at sea for Titanic victims
Never-before-seen photo of Titanic mass funeral showing the 'dignified burial' of pile of bodies set for auction
Posted by Jill Fallon at October 2, 2013 9:50 AM
- A never-before-seen photograph taken on board the CS Mackay-Bennett recovery ship days after the sinking of the Titanic exposes the truth behind what was believe to be a dignified burial of the hundreds who perished on that fateful day.
- On 15 April 1912, the 'unsinkable' RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and went down in the Atlantic, killing more than 1,500 passengers and crew.
- Records show that 166 out of 306 bodies collected by the Mackay-Bennett were buried at sea but until now there was no photographic evidence of this.