Titanic survivor's lifejacket

Unfortunately this object is not on display from 22 October to 14 November 2014.

old fashioned lifejacket

This lifejacket was worn by an unknown Titanic survivor who was rescued by the Cunard liner Carpathia. The tapes at the sides were probably cut when the jacket was removed from the survivor.

Gift of Mr Ernest St Clair of Liverpool, who was a 19-year old waiter on Carpathia during the rescue of Titanic survivors.

Accession number 1962.342.1

This was one of the featured objects in the BBC 'A History of the World'| season.