Brit sailor is only person to survive both the Titanic and Lusitania maritime disasters

A FAMILY has revealed the incredible story of the only sailor to survive both the Titanic and the Lusitania disasters.

George Beauchamp is the sole person to escape from the two worst maritime losses of life of the 20th century, relatives say.

George was a fire stoker when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on April 14, 1912.

He helped frantic passengers into a lifeboat before getting in himself and rowing away.

Records from the time state George was tasked with helping passengers into lifeboat 13.

He said: "I went after onto the boat deck and across to the starboard side.

"I had one foot on the deck and one on the lifeboat and I was helping ladies and children into the lifeboat.

But he remained at sea — and his family say he was believed to have been on the Lusitania when it was sunk by a German U-boat in May 1915.

After that he told family: “I’ve had enough of large ships — I’m going to work on smaller boats.”

The Londoner’s story has come to light as his family, now of Hull, East Yorks, paid tribute to him 75 years after his death.

His great granddaughter, Susan Norton, says she's "proud" of George and the "part he played in saving the lives of some passengers".

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