Pocket plan of the Titanic that was kept by a survivor who had been desperate to see an iceberg

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Pictured: The auction included a never-before-seen pocket plan of the Titanic that was kept by a survivor who had been desperate to see an iceberg which for sold £60,000.<br />
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A unique 32ft long plan of the Titanic used in the official 1912 enquiry into the tragedy has sold at auction for almost £200,000.<br />
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The extraordinary plan was used by witnesses and experts to establish the cause of the disaster, and even contains original chalk marks showing what happened.<br />
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The enormous drawing, which was mounted on linen, played an invaluable role in the conclusion of the investigation - and the subsequent decision to fit more lifeboats for any future voyages.<br />
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It was displayed at the Titanic Belfast exhibition in 2012 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking in which 1,522 people died.<br />
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It has now been sold by a British private collector at auctioneers Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, Wilts.