Color painting of the R.M.S. Titanic at sea.
Passengers Safely Moved and Steam Titanic Taken in Tow.
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Newspaper article


Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA, April 15, 1912

Passengers Safely Moved and Steam Titanic Taken In Tow

Carpathia and Parisian Care for those Aboard Disabled Liner While Virginian Lends Aid to Make Port

Bulkheads Hold

Officials of White Star Company Confident Steamer Is Unsinkable and Will Float Until Halifax is Reached

Facts Regarding the Accident to the White Star Liner Titanic

White Star liner Titanic, greatest vessel afloat, strikes iceberg shortly before midnight.

Wireless despatches immediately sent out that vessel is sinking.

Women and children placed in lifeboats ready for release.

Steamers Virginian and Parisian of Allan line and Carpathia of Cunard line reach side of Titanic, Baltic of White Star line sighted on the way.

Passengers transferred to the Parisian and Carpathia, while Virginian takes vessel in tow for Halifax.

Second transfer to be made to Baltic, which will take passengers to New York, arriving on Thursday.

Bulletin

The New Haven railroad will send a special Pullman train to Halifax to accommodate the passengers of the Titanic.

CANSO. N.S. The White Star liner Titanic, having transferred her passengers to the Parisian and Carpathia, was, at 2 o'clock this afternoon, being towed to Halifax by the Virginian of the Allan line.

The Virginian passed a line to the Titanic as soon as the passengers had been transferred, and the latest work received by wireless was that there was no doubt that the new White Star liner would reach port. Agents of the White Star line at Halifax have been ordered to have wrecking tugs sent out to aid the Virginian with her tow into port.

HALIFAX. N. S. Held afloat only by her watertight compartments, the great White Star liner Titanic is slowly crawling toward this harbor. Her passengers have been taken aboard the Sunard liners Carpathia and the Parisian of the Allan line only to have to face a second ordeal as they are to be again transferred to the Baltic of the White Star line this afternoon. The Baltic will take them to their journey’s end in New York, where they are due on Thursday.

The disaster to the Titanic was unparalleled in the history of navigation. The largest, most luxurious and best appointed vessel ever laid down, she seemed proof against any disaster.

Hardly another craft afloat could have withstood the terrific shock when the Titanic, driving along at better than half speed although in the midst of ice fields, crashed bow on into a great submerged mountain of ice which tore away her steel plates.

Only meager advices regarding this wreck have been received here by the wireless and these fail to clear up how the accident took place or whether there was a panic among the passengers. That Captain Smith, admiral of the White Star’s fleet and in command of this latest creation, realized the danger was shown by an immediate appeal for aid. The wireless of the Titanic picked up the Cape Race Station and immediate aid was demanded.

The Allan liner Virginian was the first to be reached, but almost before she had turned her prow toward the Titanic other craft had started on the same errand.

Then came a waiting time, punctuated with brief wireless messages that caused alarm. "Hurry" "Hurry" was the…