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Titanic survivors Laura Francatelli, and her employers Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon and…

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Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon (Mrs Morgan), an important fashion designer, and her husband Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon survived the disaster.

Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon (Mrs Morgan), an important fashion designer, and her husband Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon survived the disaster.

*TITANIC:   Edwardian couturière and Titanic survivor Lady Duff Gordon, aka Lucile, c. 1912

*TITANIC: Edwardian couturière and Titanic survivor Lady Duff Gordon, aka Lucile, c. 1912

Cosmo Duff Gordon is best known for surviving the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, along with his wife and her secretary, Laura Mabel Francatelli. Rumours that the Duff Gordons bribed the crew in their lifeboat not to rescue people in the water threatened their reputations, but the British Board of Trade's Inquiry into the disaster cleared them of any wrongdoing and a letter written by the secretary further clears their name

Cosmo Duff Gordon is best known for surviving the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, along with his wife and her secretary, Laura Mabel Francatelli. Rumours that the Duff Gordons bribed the crew in their lifeboat not to rescue people in the water threatened their reputations, but the British Board of Trade's Inquiry into the disaster cleared them of any wrongdoing and a letter written by the secretary further clears their name

*TITANIC SURVIVORS:  Laura Francatelli, far right, and her employers Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon, 3rd from left, and Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, standing directly behind Lady Lucy, on the rescue ship Carpathia.

*TITANIC SURVIVORS: Laura Francatelli, far right, and her employers Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon, 3rd from left, and Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, standing directly behind Lady Lucy, on the rescue ship Carpathia.

Titanic survivor's apron....Laura Mabel Francatelli was the personal maid and secretary to the famous couturier 'Lucillle', or Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, the wife of wealthy landowner Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon. When the disaster struck Miss Francatelli and her employers were among the 12 survivors placed in Emergency Lifeboat 1, notoriously dubbed the 'millionaires boat' by the press.

Titanic survivor's apron....Laura Mabel Francatelli was the personal maid and secretary to the famous couturier 'Lucillle', or Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, the wife of wealthy landowner Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon. When the disaster struck Miss Francatelli and her employers were among the 12 survivors placed in Emergency Lifeboat 1, notoriously dubbed the 'millionaires boat' by the press.

Lady Duff-Gordon and her husband were rescued in lifeboat 1 which carried only 12 people despite having a capacity of 40.

Lady Duff-Gordon and her husband were rescued in lifeboat 1 which carried only 12 people despite having a capacity of 40.

Sir Cosmos Duff Gordon was a wealthy businessman. He and his wife, Lucy Duff Gordon, traveled on Titanic under the name "Morgan" and slept in different cabins. They were attending to a secret business matter. Sir Cosmos was one of a few men to survive the sinking. With only twelve people in the lifeboat, he was rumored to have bribed the crewman not to return for survivors. He faced ridicule for the rest of his life in England.

Sir Cosmos Duff Gordon was a wealthy businessman. He and his wife, Lucy Duff Gordon, traveled on Titanic under the name "Morgan" and slept in different cabins. They were attending to a secret business matter. Sir Cosmos was one of a few men to survive the sinking. With only twelve people in the lifeboat, he was rumored to have bribed the crewman not to return for survivors. He faced ridicule for the rest of his life in England.

Photo credit: www.indulgy.com This image shows some of the lucky survivors from the crash. They are Laura Francatelli, and her employers Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon and Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon.

Photo credit: www.indulgy.com This image shows some of the lucky survivors from the crash. They are Laura Francatelli, and her employers Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon and Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon.

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