About the Author
Steve Hall lives in the small coastal town of Angels Beach in New South Wales, Australia. He is a renowned Titanic visual historian; having collected, studied and researched the ship's photographic record for over three decades. He has consulted to the media, auction houses and museums around the world and holds one of the largest held private collections of Titanic photographs in the world. He has co-authored several landmark books on the subject, including Titanic: The Ship Magnificent Volumes 1 & 2 (2008), Titanic in Photographs (2011) and Report Into The Loss of the SS Titanic: A Centennial Reappraisal (2012). He retired from the information technology industry several years ago and devotes his spare time to writing a series of children's novels. Bruce Beveridge has been a history buff for many years, centreing on early civilisations, the Crusades, and famous ships. He is also the senior historical archivist for his local community library and spends his time away from Titanic working on local history projects. Bruce has established a reputation in Titanic community as being one of the foremost visual and technical historians of teh Olympic-class ships. He has advised on Titanic's visual and technical specifications for exhibitions, professional modeling firms, the Danbury Mint, the auction firm of Henry Aldridge and Son and other organisations requiring specialised consultation on the ship. Bruce's highly sought-after General Arrangement plans of the ship, released in 2003, were the most highly detailed and accurate plans released to date and were subsequently used by dive teams investigating the wreck. Bruce's research on the ship ultimately led to the book Titanic: The Ship Magnificent, a two-volume tome coordinated and co-authored with Steve Hall, Scott Andrews and Daniel Klistorner and which has become the defining reference for information on the ship. Art Braunschweiger has had a long-standing interest in maritime and naval history, focusing on the British Navy of the period 1750-1820, World War II submarine warfare in the Pacific, and the Atlantic convoys of World War II. He is an accomplished ship model builder and, along with Bruce Beveridge, is a trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association. Art also assisted in writing and researching Titanic: The Ship Magnificent and Titanic in Photographs. He devotes his spare time to ship model building and beekeeping.