Meet Berthe Antonine Mayné, Who Claimed To Be A Titanic Survivor But Nobody Believed Her

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in History On 24th August 2017

Mayné’s story about the Titanic began to surface when her nephew found some personal clippings, letters, and photographs kept inside a shoebox in her personal belongings.Berthe Antonine Mayné was one of the survivors of the popular sunken luxury steamship, the RMS Titanic. She might have had one-of-a-kind experience, but unfortunately, her story only started to be known after her death on October 11, 1962, or 51 years after the tragedy.



The luxury steamship the RMS Titanic tragically failed to complete its maiden voyage, breaking in two after hitting an iceberg and sinking to the ocean floor in the early hours of April 15, 1912.



More than 1,500 people lost their lives that night, out of the 2,240 passengers and crew on board the ocean liner.


Among the infinite retellings of the Titanic story, be it in books, news articles, or films, perhaps what is most moving are the personal stories of those who survived.


There is the unbearable story of Berthe Antonine Mayné, who might never have planned on taken a trip on the lavish ship if it were not for the chance encounter with her future beloved.



According to Mayné’s nephew, she had been trying to convince him, her relatives and friends that she had been on Titanic with a young Canadian millionaire and had survived the tragedy. However, no one believed her until her death.

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