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Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon was one of the few male first-class passengers to survive the Titanic disaster of 1912. His curious rescue came under harsh ridicule.
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In May, both Cosmo and Lucy Duff Gordon were called to testify at a British inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic. While Cosmo found to be innocent of any wrongdoing,
he continued to suffer in the court of public opinion. The whole incident cast a dark shadow over the rest of his life, which he spent largely in seclusion at Maryculter, his family estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
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