Meetings & Events

MONDAY 12th March 2018

The life of Charles Lightoller - Titanic’s Second Officer


A talk by STEPHEN CAMERON author, historian, consultant & Belfast Titanic Society member

On various voyages Charles Herbert Lightoller survived a shipwreck, a cyclone, a severe bout of malaria and a fire which had ignited a cargo of coal.  After a brief stint prospecting for gold in the Yukon Territory of Canada, Lightoller joined the White Star Line in 1900, by which time he was well acquainted with the drama of the high seas!

Charles Lightoller, DSC & Bar, RD was the second officer on board the RMS Titanic and a decorated Royal Navy officer. He was the most senior member of the crew to survive the Titanic disaster but what was he like to those who knew him.


Stephen Cameron is regarded as on of Belfast’s own Titanic Historians and an is accomplished author - his titles include Titanic Belfast’s Own; Death in the North Channel the loss of the MV Princess Victoria 1953 and Belfast Shipbuilders a Titanic tale.


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