Files and Documents about RMS Titanic, White Star Line and Related Personnel (Coast Guard)

Nathan Lawrence filed this request with the Coast Guard of the United States of America.
Due March 13, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Nathan Lawrence

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all files, documents or communications collected or produced by your agency about the following:

1. The RMS Titanic (which sank in the Atlantic Ocean on the morning of April 15, 1912).
2. White Star Line, also referred to as The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company or White Star Line of Boston Packers, a British shipping and transport company from 1845-1934.
3. Thomas Henry Ismay (born Jan. 27, 1850), a British national.
4. Joseph Bruce Ismay (born Dec. 12, 1862), a British national.
5. Edward John Smith R.D. R.N.R. (born Jan. 27, 1850), a British national and Merchant Navy officer.
6. Thomas Andrews, Jr. (born Feb. 7, 1873), a British national and naval architect.
7. John Jacob Astor IV (born July 13, 1864), an American businessman and member of the U.S. Volunteers, as well as his wife Madeleine Astor (born June 19, 1893, maiden name Madeleine Force).
8. Margaret Brown (born July 18, 1867), an American socialite.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Nathan Lawrence


Good morning,

Your request was forwarded to the Office of Public Affairs (CG-0922) for processing and direct response to you under FOIA number 2017-CGFO-01248. For the current status of your request, please contact Ms. Gwenda Bradford at (202) 372-4600.


Amanda C. Ackerson
Management and Policy Analyst
U.S. Coast Guard (CG-611)
Office of Information Management
Phone: 202-475-3522
Fax: 202-372-8413

From: Crumley, Beth L CIV

Dear Mr. Lawrence:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), CG-092, dated 9 February 2017. You are requesting documents regarding the sinking of TITANIC and several of her passengers.

Upon initial review of your request, I have determined that the information you are seeking is under the purview of the National Archives. Therefore, you should submit your request directly to that agency's FOIA Officer at: National Archives at New York City, One Bowling Green, 3d Floor, New York, NY 10004.

If you need to contact our office again about this matter, please refer to 2017-CGFO-01248. This office can be reached at 202-372-4651.


Beth L. Crumley
Assistant Historian, U.S. Coast Guard
Office of External Outreach and Heritage, CG-09231 U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Mail Stop 7031
2703 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20593-7031

Phone: (202) 372-4651


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