In Britain, the dinner menu for first-class passengers on board the Titanic liner, which sank in 1912, was sold at auction.
A menu with a list of exquisite dishes went under the hammer for 84,000 pounds (over 100,000 dollars or 3.7 million UAH), reports the BBC and The Guardian.
It lists the meals served on the evening of April 11, 1912. In particular, oysters, beef, lamb, duck, pudding, ice cream, etc.
The sale was handled by Henry Aldridge & Son auction house in Wiltshire.
“The menu is a wonderful thing that survived from the most famous ocean liner of all time”said auctioneer Andrew Aldridge.
|Photo: Henry Aldridge & Son/PA|
A unique surviving menu from April 11, 1912 shows what food was served on the liner just three days before it hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic.
Passengers feasted on clams, salmon, quail, Victoria pudding and a custard dessert that was served that evening with apricots and French ice cream.
Also on the menu were oysters, beef, duck and chicken, served with potatoes, rice and parsnip puree.
The menu features an embossed White Star Line flag, as well as a gold-plated inscription depicting the initials OSNC (Ocean Steamship Navigation Company) next to the words “RMS Titanic”.
|Photo “Titanic”, processing in color. Credit: Francis Godolphin Osbourne Stuart/commons.wikimedia|
We will remind, “Titanic” is a British transatlantic steamship, the second liner of the “Olympic” class of the White Star Line company. The largest liner at that time was built in Belfast at the Harland & Wolff shipyard from 1909 to 1912.
On April 14, 1912, the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, causing the ship to sink. More than 1,500 people died then.
The tragedy occurred during the first flight of the liner heading to New York. 712 people who escaped were picked up by the steamer “Karpatiya”
And in June 2023, a submarine that sailed to the sunken Titanic disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean.
Debris was found on the seabed, which confirmed that the ship had exploded and the tourists had died.
Among the passengers were billionaire businessman and researcher Hamish Harding, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, French researcher Paul-Henri Narjolet, OceanGate executive director Stockton Rush.
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