Forty years ago, using what he could find in libraries and other media in an age before the internet, a talented 15-year old began building a giant cutaway Titanic model, displaying the ship’s interiors, furnishings, and machinery in great detail. Later he would go on to build one of the Lusitania and an even more amazing model of the Normandie. Today, with the internet and a whole new age of Titanic information at his fingertips, Father Roberto Pirrone, now a Catholic priest in the Los Angeles area, is building a brand new cutaway model of Titanic with all the latest findings, including discoveries and details fleshed out by T:H&G’s efforts.
In this 40-minute interview, T:HG’s Tom Lynskey talks with Father Pirrone aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Father Pirrone walks us through his processes behind these magnificent models and the details that went into them and discusses his new model with a few previews included.
On the night of April 15th, 1912, after colliding with an iceberg, the RMS Titanic, also known at the time as “the Unsinkable Ship”, sank at 2:20 in the morning into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. More than one thousand lives were lost in the infamous tragedy and now, 106 years later, Titanic’s evarlasting legacy remains and the whispers of the lost souls still echo in the wrinkles of time. May they rest in peace.
Halifax is known as the City of the Dead and for good reason. We’ll be taking you on a tour of the various Titanic sites in and around the city from cemeteries to memorials and specific locations. This footage was compiled while Matt and Tom were in Halifax in June 2017, and when Tom visited a second time in September 2017. In this video, we visit Baron De Hirsch Cemetery, where graves of those presumed to be Jewish are buried. Only two have been identified, and these two, ironically, are not Jewish.
Special thanks to the Titanic Society of Atlantic Canada
Titanic: Honor and Glory – Status Update – April, 2018
In this, the first video of Titanic Week, Tom and Matt lay out our recent progress in various areas of the project, what we’re doing now, and plans for things to come. These include progress on models, a website redesign, and a trip to Ireland and the UK for further research, Titanic sight-seeing, business, and attendance of Titanic anniversary events.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the team at Titanic: Honor and Glory! Bravo to Kyle for making this really special Christmas scene. (Yes, it’s absolutely a fire hazard in every way possible, and no, the fireplace wasn’t real in real-life.)
Merry Christmas to all, Happy Hanukkah, or whatever you may celebrate. If you don’t celebrate, then have a happy New Year!