Maritime Museum Plans Talk on Britannic


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Eric Englund
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February 09, 2022
By Eric Englund

SISTER SHIP: Divers put together to descend some 400 ft to explore the wreck of the Britannic, which sank immediately after it struck a mine off Greece. The ship was recognized as ‘Titanic’s Sister’ (Courtesy of Atlantic Wreck Salvage)
The New Jersey Maritime Museum in Seashore Haven will host a presentation titled “Britannic: The Story of Titanic’s Sister” on Friday, Feb. 18, at Buckalew’s Cafe and Tavern.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and delighted hour consume rates are offered commencing at 6 p.m. the chat will commence at 7. Reservations are necessary, and a $10 donation will be collected at the door to offset expenses. Lively museum associates will have right until Thursday, Feb. 10 to reserve a seat, after which date nonmembers might reserve any remaining seats.
The H.M.H.S. Britannic, sister to the Titanic, was a person of the biggest ships of its day. It was converted to a clinic ship in Globe War I and sank just after it struck a mine in the Kea Channel, in Greece. Now, the wreck lies in 400 ft of h2o.
In May possibly 2019, 10 divers established out to explore Britannic and built 6 dives in impressive circumstances. They also manufactured an
(Courtesy of Atlantic Wreck Salvage)
critical archeological discovery, the ship’s long-misplaced bell. Joe Mazraani and Jennifer Sellitti, diver and assistance crew member from that expedition, will inform Britannic’s tale by means of the eyes of those who traveled aboard the ship on its fatal voyage. They will also share tales, shots and video clips of the expedition.
(Courtesy of Atlantic Wreck Salvage)
Sellitti claimed the wreck was originally found out by Jacques Cousteau in 1976.
“He took a whole lot of important goods from the wreck,” she said. “That’s why locating the bell was so unique. There haven’t been numerous wreck dive expeditions there due to the fact of its depth.”
Reservations may well be made by calling the museum at 609-492-0202 or by sending an e-mail to info@NJMM.org.  —E.E.

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