The last photograph ever taken of Titanic, prior to its sinking, off Queenstown, Ireland,
by Ms Kate O'Dell, from the tender vessel America, April 11th, 1912 @ 1:32pm
The O'Dell family, Jack and his mother Lily,
his two brothers, Richard and Stanley May,
(Richard was the director of White Star Company),
and his Aunt, Miss Kate O'Dell, as well as another young man studying for the priesthood,
a party of 6, ticket # 84, boarded Titanic in Southampton, England on April 10th, 1912,
to travel only on the first two legs of its Maiden Voyage, first to
Cherbourg, France then to Queenstown, Ireland, where it moored two miles offshore
and was met by the tender vessel "America"
The O'Dell's as well as one other passenger, 7 in all, left Titanic for Southern, Ireland
April 11th, 1912, unaware of the vessel's impending tragedy.
Miss Kate O'Dell took this historic photograph
from the vessel America,
as Titanic raised her anchors and steamed off into the North Atlantic.
On Sunday, April 14th @ 11:40pm, 400 miles
Southeast of Newfoundland,
the vessel struck an iceberg, with the loss of over 1500 lives.
THE WORST PEACETIME DISASTER
IN MARITIME HISTORY
Mr. Jack Dudley O'Dell has signed and dated
a limited number of the above print
in 1991, and was the last surviving, first class male passenger (now deceased).
The above print is # 158/500 and contains a "Certificate of Authenticity"
issued by the Titanic Historical Society.
They are still available for sale by contacting the
TITANIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY WEBSITE
P.O. Box 51053
Indian Orchard, MA 01151-0053
"THE WIRELESS STATION"