July 21, 2011 - 21:52 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkish-born German journalist and researcher Senol Sahin Corekci came to conclusion that, Armenians and Turks- citizens of Ottoman Empire- were on board of the Titanic which sank in 1912.
According to the journalis,t he came across this in the book The Queen Of Seas (Königin der Meer) about the Titanic quite by chance, during his research carried out in Berlin’s Kreuzberg Amerikanische Gedenkbibliothek library.
Corekci noted that the book comprises names of Armenians who died during the disaster, as well as information that Turk engineers and workers were engaged in construction of the ship.
The researcher stressed that he possesses names of 6 Armenians who died in disaster, but he is sure that there were Turks on the board of the ship as well, whose names were not mentioned in the book, according to Anandolu Turkish agency.
Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, and sank on 15 April 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. The largest passenger steamship in the world, the Olympic-class RMS Titanic was owned by the White Star Line and constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. After setting sail for New York City on 10 April 1912 with 2,223 people on board, she hit the iceberg four days into the crossing, at 11:40 pm on 14 April 1912, and sank at 2:20 am the following morning.