Gripping first-hand testimony by survivors, rescuers, and others brings the great maritime disaster into harrowing focus in this 1912 "memorial edition," first published shortly after the tragedy. Eyewitnesses recount heart-breaking tales of parting with loved ones, watching the great ship sink, and floating helplessly for long hours on icy seas until rescued by the Carpathia. Numerous rare illustrations—photos of crew, celebrity passengers; drawings of the decks and luxurious interiors. Preface. Introduction. Great Marine Disasters from 1866 to 1911. List of Passengers Missing and Rescued.