This unstoppable nurse survived 3 shipwrecks (including the Titanic!)
Have you ever wondered what your superpower is? For Violet Jessop, it might just be surviving shipwrecks... Read on if you want to know more.
Violet Jessop, a nurse from Argentina, has survived three shipwrecks, including the famous Titanic. Let’s take a closer look at how she miraculously pulled these off.
#1 The RMS Olympic collided with another ship on her first day at work
Jessop started her career as a steward when she was 23. She followed her mother's footsteps into the stewarding business and began her sailing career at the White Star Line, more specifically the RMS Olympic.
Jessop had earlier been hesitant about joining the Olympic due to bad weather conditions. She finally overcame that fear and on September 20th, 1910, she went on her first trip with the Olympic.
On that trip, the RMS Olympic collided with the RMS Hawke. Fortunately, there were no casualties, and both ships were able to get to their ports safely.
#2 Jessop rescued a baby in the wreck of history's most famous ship
After the Olympic disaster, Jessop had to join a new ship. This time around she was unexcited about joining. After a lot of persuasion from her friends, she finally joined the ship, and it was... the Titanic.
After five days of sailing, the ship sunk. Violet was lying in bed when it happened. When the ship hit the iceberg, Jessop immediately rushed to the deck and helped women and children into lifeboats.
She saved a lost baby and got into a lifeboat where she was saved after staying in the middle of the sea for eight hours.
#3 Her skull was fractured while escaping the explosion of the HMHS Britannic
After the Titanic's wreck, Jessop started working as a nurse for the British Red Cross. She worked on the HMHS Britannic which was turned into a hospital.
The ship was roaming the Aegean sea when the explosion occurred. She jumped into the water when the explosion happened in an attempt to escape but was sucked under the ship's keel which hit her head.
Decades later, she visited a doctor to complain about a recurring headache; she discovered that her skull was fractured in the process of escaping.
#4 The rescued baby called Jessop years after she retired
Years after these wrecks, Jessop kept boarding large ships and retired at age 63. One day, she got a call from an unknown person, who asked if she was the one who saved a baby in the Titanic disaster. It was surprising to her because she had not even told anyone about the story.
When Violet confirmed it was her, the person quickly replied that they were the baby she saved... and immediately hung up.
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