Mark Chirnside

Mark Chirnside

Mark became interested in Titanic at a young age, reading the children’s book Exploring the Titanic and watching the seminal film A Night to Remember shortly before James Cameron’s film was released in the UK in 1998.

His interest broadened out to focus on Titanic’s sister ships and other contemporary liners.  He has written The ‘Olympic’ Class Ships: Olympic, Titanic & Britannic; RMS Olympic: Titanic’s Sister; RMS Majestic: The ‘Magic Stick’; RMS Aquitania: The ‘Ship Beautiful’; Olympic, Titanic & Britannic: An Illustrated History of the ‘Olympic’ Class Ships; and The ‘Big Four’ of the White Star Fleet: Celtic, Cedric, Baltic & Adriatic.  He co-authored The Sting of the Hawke: Collision in the Solent with Sam Halpern and contributed to Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic, among other projects.

 

Since 2000, Mark has written articles for societies such as the British Titanic Society, Titanic Historical Society, Titanic International Society, Irish Titanic Historical Society, Swiss Titanic Society and Ships Monthly.  He’s served as a consultant to television documentaries such as Titanic: The Missing Link (2012).  Recently, he lectured at the ‘100 Years Kea Shipwrecks’ conference on Kea Island, Greece, which commemorated the centennial of the losses of Burdigala and Titanic’s sister ship Britannic.  He is a graduate in History and Politics from the University of Leicester.

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