Miss Violet Constance Jessop
December 22, 2002 12:03 PM   Subscribe

The unsinkable Molly Brown Violet Jessop survived three White Star fleet shipwrecks. She was a stewardess onboard the RMS Titanic and RMS Olympic, and a nurses aid on the HMHS Britannic. Violet didn't even know how to swim when her lifeboat was shredded by the Britannic's massive propellers. This amazing woman went on to serve aboard the RMS Olympic after the war and is featured in more than one book.
posted by rogue (1 comment total)

You can get records of her journeys from ellisisland.org. You can use:

Password JESSOP

and search for violet jessop. It's worth registering yourself if you have any ancestors who travelled to the States at the beginning of the last century. You can even see her signature on the ships' manifests (she's listed as a crew-member on the Olympia so I assume it's the same person).
posted by jamespake at 2:39 PM on December 22, 2002

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