Unsung Victim of the Titanic Disaster

Unsung Victim of the Titanic Disaster

It’s the centennial of the sinking of the White Star Line’s RMS Titanic, an event marked by 3-D movies, TV shows, ceremonies, memorials, magazine and newspaper stories and blog posts. Many profile the men, women, children and dogs who were lost.

There’s a forgotten victim here, a helpless baby iceberg a mere 50 to 100 feet high and 200 to 400 feet long. It was peacefully bobbing along in the North Atlantic one evening, minding its own business, when it was suddenly rammed by a huge luxury steamer carelessly speeding on its way to New York.

There are many memorials to other victims of the Titanic, but none recognizing the iceberg. It’s time for one. An ice sculpture, perhaps.


“Chilling photograph of iceberg that sank the Titanic emerges,” Patrick Counihan, IrishCentral

“Icebergs Still Threaten Ships 100 Years After Titanic,” Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather.com

“Titanic Would Encounter More Icebergs Today?” Christine Dell’Amore, National Geographic News


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Image (“Memorial to the Unsung Victim of the RMS Titanic”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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2 Responses to “Unsung Victim of the Titanic Disaster”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    “The Science behind the Iceberg that sank the Titanic,” David Bressan, Scientific American blog

    “Titanic front pages honor 100th anniversary of ship sinking,” Julie Moos, Poynter Institute

    “What Happened to the Iceberg That Sank the Titanic?” Alasdair Wilkins, io9

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