Monday, 16 April 2012


RMS Titanic
Yesterday, Monday April 15, marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic one of the world's most famous ships in history. Titanic was 882 feet, 9 inches long and the ship was claimed to be 'unsinkable'. While it set sail from England to New York, the the luxury ship sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg at 11.40pm on April 14, 1912 during her maiden voyage from South Hampton, England. The ship was headed to New York city.  Titanic split into half and sank in less than 3 hours after being hit. 1,512 people perished among passengers and crew on board. Only 705 people survived the tragedy. The disintegrated remains of the Titanic wreck remains on the seabed at a depth of 12,415 feet in the ocean. After the wreck was discovered in 1985, thousands of artefacts were recovered from the sea bed and put on display at museums around the world. Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history, her memory kept alive through books, songs, movies, exhibitions and memorials. The ship was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland by White Star Line at Harland and Wolff shipyard. 

Various commemorative events were held not only in Belfast, but in different parts of UK and well as in U.S. and other parts of the world. Titanic Memorial Garden at Belfast City Hall was opened yesterday and a nine-metre wide Titanic memorial plinth was unveiled, with the names of the 1,512 victims in bronze lettering. Across Belfast, there were plenty of Titanic themed gifts and mementos to buy. Cynics called it 'Titantic Tat'.

Titanic before it set sail

Titanic wreck under the sea

Titanic wreck (sea bed)

Window - Titanic wreckage (sea bed)

Titanic Memorial in Belfast with names of all the victims who died when Titanic sank

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