Thursday, May 17, 2007


A lifejacket belonging to one of the survivors of the 1912 Titanic disaster has been sold at auction for £60,000 by Christies in London. The jacket belonged to Laura Francatelli who was secretary to a society dress designer. She left the jacket to her nephew in her will. The jacket was autographed by Laura and some of the other survivors of the tragedy. Included with the jacket was a letter written by Laura detailing her rescue from the doomed vessel. Hundreds of people were killed in the Titanic disaster when it sank on its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg.

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