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I wonder how many passenger guns and 'new gun shipments' to North America of side by sides went down on the Titanic on April 15, 1912...?

Anybody have access to White Stars shipping manifest for an accounting, maker and bore/caliber.....?.....

The Titanic also, I believe, was set up for clay shooting and had on board 'loaners'....?....

It would be interesting to know how many and what makers were lost forever on that fateful night..........


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It would be interesting to see the list of all goods that were shipped on the Titanic when it sank.

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Given the affluence of many of the passengers and the fact that guns didn't have the restrictions they have today, there were likely a bunch of the "good stuff" just in the pax luggage. I mean if you were able to read the gazette on a marble throne in the middle of the Atlantic, you likely had a few manly trinketts from London's Bond street or Audley House.

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Here is the Titanic shipping manifest.

http://www.supershipsworld.com/titaniccargomanifest.html

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Lots of walnuts and cheese. But that 2 barrels of mercury than American Express shipped is interesting. I wonder where that is today? Probably used in a gold mine sluse box in Alaska, CA or CO or some such place.

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Noted 76 cases of "dragon blood".....?....Whatever that is... smile

Noticed 5 cases of 'shells' from Kronfeld, Saunders & Co....

Guns must have been listed as just "Parcels"...?...


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Wonder if that mercury was used for blocking gents' hats, resulting in mad hatters? That was a major use of the stuff, and NY was a hatter's metropolis back then.

Don't know if even the best lubed, best packed double would be more than part of a "rust icicle" by now. Sad story, beginning to end.

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a deep-red, water-insoluble resin exuding from the fruit of a palm, Daemonorops draco, of the Malay Archipelago, used chiefly in the preparation of varnishes and in photoengraving for protecting certain areas of the metal plate from the acid.

During a 6 year indentured apprenticeship as a photoengraver I used lots of dragons blood.

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Noted 76 cases of "dragon blood".....?....Whatever that is... smile


It was a deep red resin used for making varnish.

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The endless fascination with the Titanic is an interesting cultural study.

The sunken ships are the famous ones.

It's like that on the Great Lakes, too.

A few are preserved, but they attract little interest. Look how difficult it seems to be to display the SS United States.

Unless it's a battleship! We have a large supply of battleships. Truely useless since 12-7-41, they attract visitors wherever preserved and displayed.

Enterprise, CV-6, the vessel that actually contributed the most to VJ Day was scrapped in 1959. That ship should have been preserved right along side Old Ironsides.

Ah well. I see where Ballard wants to 'preserve' the Titanic wreck. Another thing I don't understand. What good is anything at the bottom of the Atlantic? It will all be consumed by oxidation in a few years anyway.


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