Titanic ll Project Signs Up Original Survivor's Grandson

MarineLink.com
Monday, December 23, 2013
Titanic 2 rendering courtesy of Blue Star

Blue Star Line say that Phiip Littlejohn has joined the Titanic Advisory Board: he is the grandson of Alexander James Littlejohn, 1st Class Steward 'RMS Titanic'.

Alexander Littlejohn survived the sinking after being ordered to row Lifeboat 13.  After the disaster Alexander returned to work for the White Star Line on RMS Olympic, until the outbreak of WW1, in 1914.

Blue Star Line say that his grandson Philip lectures throughout the UK and abroad including lecturing on the Titanic 100th Anniversary Cruise in 2012. He took part in a BBC TV documentary where he dived to the wreck of the Titanic. He is the author of “Titanic- Waiting for Orders” and regularly visits schools and adult groups to talk about the Titanic.

Philip says he believes that if his grandfather were able to comment on the building of Titanic ll, he would say “it is keeping the dream alive”.

He continued: "RMS Titanic was the 'Ship of Dreams' and if everyone connected with Titanic ll, has respect for those who lost their lives or whose lives were forever changed by the loss of RMS Titanic, then her story will live on for future generations.
 

 

 

 

Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Liberian Registry Launches Green Ship Initiative

“We have launched a new initiative to help shipowners improve their green credentials and meet other corporate social responsibilities," said Scott Bergeron, CEO

Stolt-Nielsen Q4 Profit Misses Forecast

Shipping firm Stolt-Nielsen reported fourth quarter earnings below forecasts on Thursday and said it was concerned about the outlook for the chemical tanker market,

Dozens Missing off Bangladesh after Boat Sinks

About 40 illegal migrants heading from Bangladesh to Malaysia to look for work were missing on Thursday after their boat sank, police said. A steady stream of

Shipbuilding

MOL, Mitsui Ink Charter Deal

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. signed a contract with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. today (January 29) to charter a new 177,000m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. This

Mitsui Orders 2 LNG Carriers from MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) reports it has received an order for two next-generation LNG (liquefied natural gas) carriers from Mitsui & Co., Ltd., scheduled

India Seeks Submarine Cooperation with Japan

The government of India has put forward a proposal of over Rs 50,000 crore ($6 billion) project to construct six stealth submarines in India. India is especially

People in the News

Stolt-Nielsen Q4 Profit Misses Forecast

Shipping firm Stolt-Nielsen reported fourth quarter earnings below forecasts on Thursday and said it was concerned about the outlook for the chemical tanker market,

Dozens Missing off Bangladesh after Boat Sinks

About 40 illegal migrants heading from Bangladesh to Malaysia to look for work were missing on Thursday after their boat sank, police said. A steady stream of

Shell: UK Should Reduce North Sea Oil Tax

The British government should review a supplementary tax charge on North Sea oil producers as it has made the operation of some fields unrealistic, Shell Chief

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1540 sec (6 req/sec)