The Picture of Titanic Iceberg Accident and Unpublished Statement
The eye witness of the most tragically iceberg accident will be auctioned. The picture of Titanic Iceberg accident was taken by the chief steward of the ocean liner Prinz Adalbert on the morning of April 15, 1912, hours after the RMS Titanic sank following its collision with an iceberg the previous evening. The ship sank less than three hours later at around 02:20 on 15 April.
The Germany steward named M. Linoenewald was unaware what had happened when he took the picture of Titanic Iceberg Accident. He described on a statement as cited by BBC about the picture of Titanic Iceberg Accident reads:
“The Titanic disaster was not yet known by us. On one side red paint was plainly visible, which has the appearance of having been made by the scraping of a vessel on the iceberg.”
The document is then signed by the chief steward and three other crewmen.
Both photo and document were later submitted to Burlingham, Montgomery & Beecher who were the lawyers acting for White Star Line, which owned the Titanic, until they went out of business in 2002. Now the document and picture of Titanic Iceberg Accident are being offered by Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneers in Devizes, Great Britain, with a pre-sale estimate of £10,000 to £15,000. The auction for this Titanic documents is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th 2015.