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Titanic History

The Titanic pulled away from White Star Dock in Southampton at the start of her maiden voyage 102 years ago on 10th April 1912. Five days later in the early hours of 15th April she sank with great loss of life after striking an iceberg. The disaster made headlines across the world and had a devastating effect on the people of Southampton. Most of the crew lived in the town and over 500 households lost at least one family member.
 
For information including, ship facts, the voyage, life on board and first hand accounts and the aftermath of such a tragedy, please visit the SeaCity Museum website
 
The Titanc Memorial can be found in the City Centre, opposite the Cenotaph, in Andrews (East) Park, at postcode SO14 7FQ, which is named after Richard Andrews (1796-1859) five times Mayor of Southampton.  
 
Discover the story of merchant shipping & port life in Southampton, with over 10,000 photographs, maps, sound clips & documents in the PortCities Southampton archives
    • Titanic Engineers' Memorial

    Titanic Engineers' Memorial - Photo Credit: SCC

    • Discover Titanic

    Discover Titanic

    • Titanic - Engineers' Memorial

    Titanic - Engineers' Memorial

    • Titanic

    Titanic - Photo Credit: W. D. Bryer

    • Engineers' Memorial inscription

    Engineers' Memorial inscription - Photo Credit: SCC

    • Detail from the Titanic Engineers' Memorial

    Detail from the Titanic Engineers' Memorial - Photo Credit: SCC

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