Titanic menu to be auctioned for $70,000

The menu was saved by a passenger who survived

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Titanic Lunch Menu Expected to Fetch Up to $70,000 at Auction

More than a century after the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic, the ship's last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,000 in an online auction.

This week was the 30th anniversary of the ship's discovery on the ocean floor.

The luncheon menu will be auctioned on 30 September by Invaluable, a live online auction site.

A letter written by one of the ship's survivors will also be auctioned at the same time.

The menu shows that some of the 'unsinkable' ship's first class customers enjoyed meals of grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room.

The iconic ship sank on its ill-fate maiden voyage between Southampton and New York City.

The boat was famously only carrying enough lifeboats to accommodate a little over half the amount of passengers on board. Thomas Andrews, the boat's architect, was one of the victims of the tragedy.

According to the Guardian, the menu was saved by a lucky passenger who managed to make it onto one of the lifeboats.

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