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200,000 Records Of Ill-Fated 'Titanic' Go Online

Untergang der Titanic ("The Sinking of the Titanic") by painter Willy Stöwer:
A website has published more than 200,000 documents related to the "Titanic" to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship.

The collection, published by a British family history website includes a list of passengers, as well as the wills of Edward Smith, the ship's captain, and U.S. tycoons Benjamin Guggenheim and John Jacob Astor.

The three men were among around 1,500 passengers and crew who died when the ship hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage to New York, and sank in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912.

The records can be accessed for free until May 31.

Based on reporting by AFP