The menu of the first dinner served to the first-class passengers of the ill-fated liner Titanic on April 10, 1912 has been sold for ￡46,000 at an auction.
Hors d'oeuvre , roast duckling, fillet of veal and french ice cream were some of the dishes in the opulent menu of the first dinner served on Titanic at the start of the voyage . It was among 400 items being auctioned in Wiltshire in South West England as part of the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking in the Atlantic Ocean, the 'BBC news' reported.
The affluent menu is dated 10 April 1912, three days before the liner hit an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, killing 1,522 people. "Menus from the Titanic are among the most sought after memorabilia from the doomed liner," Andrew Aldridge, of Henry Aldridge and Son Auctioneers, said.
The menu itself was the property of Charles Caswell, a first class steward, aged 34, from Southampton. Caswell sent the menu to his wife Hilda when Titanic stopped at Queenstown, but he later died when the ship sank. Also featured in the sale was a gold medal awarded to the rescue ship Carpathia's Second Officer James Bisset.