The Titanic Commutator

Four Decades of Original Articles and Reviews of the Reports, Stories, Legends, Myths and Accounts of Titanic and The White Star Line.

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Originally called the Titanic Enthusiasts of America, The Titanic Historical Society began first as a loose organization of people interested doing what they could to preserve the history of Titanic and the White Star Line. In common was a love of ships, their history, the lore of ships and a thirst to learn more. In the early research done by Walter Lord and separately by Ed Kamuda there was a wealth of information being gathered that showed there was much to learn about Titanic. Advertising Broadsheet

It was apparent that by studying other ships of the White Star Line much could be learned about Titanic and several myths were able to be put to rest.

Ed Kamuda began writing The Commutator as a regular journal for members. Its purpose was to keep everyone informed of the discoveries that were being made about Titanic and her sister ships.

A small book titled "The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters" was produced in 1912. With over 400,000 copies were sold door to door, it was responsible both for the huge popularity of Titanic and the incredible amount of myth, conjecture and faulty information about Titanic and the individuals involved. The source for most of the misinformation about Titanic was the Hearst papers.

The Titanic Commutator, from it's inception, provided new (to the public) information and discoveries about Titanic. Articles were carefully researched and accounts given by actual survivors were regularly published. The Titanic Historical Society (THS) has been in the forefront of efforts to eliminate the lies, myths and misinformation about Titanic. Some examples you will find on this website, but The Titanic Commutator is your source for the discoveries that are still being made about Titanic, her sister ships, the White Star Line and ocean liners of that time.

The journal's large format and beautiful full color covers distinguishes it from those of other organizations. Each issue is printed on high quality glossy paper and contains 68 pages of original research, interviews and reports which are accompanied by clear, sharp photos and illustrations. The Titanic Commutator is a proven asset to anyone interested in, or researching Titanic and the White Star Line, especially when used in combination with our listing of articles and topics by issue from the very first issue through the most recent.

It was the golden age of ocean travel and the list of people who traveled by ship reads like a who's who of the world. Much is still being learned and that's what you find in every issue of The Titanic Commutator - original material, real discoveries, newly released information and news and reports on the activities of the THS.

The Titanic Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-supported organization. Its officers and members donate their talent and research in support of the Society to keep it as the primary source of accurate information about Titanic and the White Star Line. The Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Titanic, the accounts of survivors and the contributions of its members. Many myths and lies about Titanic, its crew and its survivors have been exposed and set straight in the pages of The Titanic Commutator.

Walter BelfordThese are not dry "historical" dissertations by scholars who are completely disconnected from their areas of study. These are living accounts or facts gained from the people who were actually there. Articles in The Commutator are always original, interesting and often entertaining. This is an ongoing and permanent record of THS, its discoveries and part of the active preservation of the historical record of Titanic and the White Star Line.

Subscription to The Titanic Commutator comes with all levels of membership.

History is made by individuals. It is the composite of the actions of the people who took part in an event, the individual acts of bravery and the accounts of survivors. When Titanic survivor, Walter Belford died, he had no family survivors and his landlady threw all of his Titanic artifacts, letters, and documents into the garbage. A valuable piece of history was lost to a New York landfill. The loss of Walter Belford's piece of Titanic history made Edward Kamuda realize that if someone didn't do something fast, the history of Titanic would be lost forever. He became that someone and the result is The Titanic Historical Society, Inc. and the Titanic Museum.

You are about to become a member of what is one of the premier maritime historical societies in the world.




Titanic Teasers

Professional gambler on Titanic? - Yes! The real question - How did he survive?
Volume 25 - Number 156 - 2001

Carpathia - The Ship of Widows - Carpathia's Dash to Help Survivors?
Number 63 - Summer 1979

A Mummy's Curse? - Titanic Doomed? Is that why Titanic went down?
Number 53 - December 1976

Jacques Cousteau & THS vice-president exploring the Britannic wreck?
Numbers 53, 56 and 57 - 1976 & 77

Dining in splendor aboard Titanic! and The mystery of lifeboat 13? An answer?
Number 72 - Fall 1981

THS and its part in discovering Titanic! First color photos from Titanic?
Number 88, 89 and 90 - 1985 & 96

Issues devoted to specific ships: Britannic, Carpathia, Adriatic, Cedric, Olympic, Baltic and more!

Original articles in every issue!

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