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

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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.

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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

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