Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Titanic - a historical record in pictures

How To Be A Retronaut has published a very interesting series of photographs of the construction, launching and fitting out of the ill-fated RMS Titanic and her sister ship, the RMS Olympic. Here are a few examples.

RMS Olympic (closest to camera) and RMS Titanic
under construction at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1910

RMS Titanic's three giant propellers

Launching of RMS Titanic, May 31st, 1911

RMS Titanic departs on her maiden (and final) voyage, April 10th, 1912

There are many more pictures at the link. Fascinating viewing for history buffs and ship enthusiasts.


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