Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Three of a dozen dogs aboard the Titanic survived
There were a dozen dogs on board the Titanic when it sank. Three of them lived through the ordeal. The three survivors all hailed from New York.
No dogs in the ship's on board kennel managed to survive. The three who lived were all in their owner's cabins.
A Pomeranian puppy called Lady was saved by her owner. Margaret Hays wrapped the puppy in a blanket when she boarded a life boat. Probably others thought she had a baby.
Another Pomeranian belonging to Elizabeth Rothschild also survived and a Pekingese owned by the Harpers of Harper and Row publishing.
. The Astors lost two Airedales. The worst disaster happened when Ann Isham left her lifeboat to try and rescue her Great Dane but was lost only to be found dead floating in the water several days later with her arms wrapped around her dog. For more see this article.