Robert Hitchens
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Titanic: Family visit the grave of the man at the helm

A woman whose great grandfather was at the helm of the Titanic when it hit the iceberg has visited his grave in Aberdeen for the first time.

Helmsman Robert Hitchens was the man who steered the ship to avoid a head on collision with the iceberg which sank her.

His great granddaughter Sally Nilsson says the family thought he had been buried at sea until his grave was discovered just days ago.

  • 12 Apr 2012