In the wake of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Brian and Dion indulge their shared fascination with shipwrecks for your entertainment and edification. Join them for their first Shipwreck Special Podcast, as they discuss at length the majesty and tragedy of various oceanic disasters, concentrating on the beginning of the 20th century, and the ramifications on the industry and public leading up to the First World War.

For further reading on the ships discussed in this podcast: USS Maine, White Star Line, RMS Olympic, HMS Hawke, SS City of New York, RMS Titanic,  HMHS Britannic, and SS Morro Castle. Thanks to Google Books, you can also check out the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report on the salvaging and sinking of the USS Maine mentioned by Brian. For a link to Violet Jessop’s memoirs of surviving both the RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic disasters, click here.

  1. […] fellow Podwit Brian and I decided to indulge our fascination with nautical disasters, releasing the first part of our Podwits Podcast Disaster special, with Part Two to drop very soon.  In researching these specials, I came across an age-old […]