Violet Jessop: Survivor of Titanic, Britannic, and Olympic Disasters

Ocean liner stewardess and nurse Violet Jessop survived the disasters of three famous ocean liners in the early 1900s: the Olympic, Titanic, and Britannic. The Olympic was able to make it back to port after its crash, and Jessop came out unscathed. To survive the Titanic, Jessop boarded a lifeboat, carrying a stranger's baby. The Britannic, however, was sinking too quickly for Jessop to board a lifeboat. Instead, she jumped overboard, and actually fractured her skull while underwater.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Violet Jessop survived the disasters of the Titanic and its two sister ships, the Olympic and Britannic. 00:06

  2. Violet Jessop survived the Titanic on a lifeboat with a stranger's baby. 01:45

  3. Violet Jessop suffered a skull fracture after jumping overboard the Britannic. 02:45

Written by Curiosity Staff September 22, 2015

Curiosity uses cookies to improve site performance, for analytics and for advertising. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.