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Titanic Insurance Losses Reported by National Underwriter 100 Years Ago

On April 15, 1912 the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage to New York
April 24, 2012

On April 15, 1912 the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage to New York.


National Underwriter was there to write about the insurance implications. The publication was then known as The Western Underwriter, which ran the headline: “HEAVY INSURANCE LOSS” on April 18, 1912, with the sub-headline: “Sinking of Titanic Blow to Lloyds and American and English Life and Accident Companies.” The reporter at the time knew of just 1,300 “souls” who died. The final count was 1,514.

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