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The captain of the Minia William DeCarteret.
A poignant cross made from drift wood from the Titanic by a seaman tasked with recovering the bodies from the disaster as surfaced 107 years later.
The small religious symbol was delicately hand carved by Samuel Smith, a joiner on the cable-laying ship Minia which was tasked with searching for bodies.
Mr Smith was so moved by the macabre experience that he honoured the victims by creating the wooden cross on a three-tiered plinth.
He made it from a piece of oak wood he plucked from the ocean that has come from the sunken liner.
The archive is estimated to sell for £35,000 at H Aldridge in Devizes.