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Maritime History

A Titanic Hero of Immense Courage

A modest man who almost died saving the lives of others

The hero of the day held on to this rail and survived. Photograph by NOAA on Unsplash

Charles John Joughin, of Birkenhead on Merseyside, was a man of great heroism and modesty, indeed so modest that many people have never even heard of him. Yet Charles was the very last man to leave the RMS Titanic, after saving the lives of heaven knows how many…

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Liam Ireland

Liam Ireland

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Author, writer, Illumination Editor, Top Writer in short stories and poetry.