Passenger liner of the Cunard White Star line, she is the largest and most luxurious ship afloat : thanks to her well-designed interior, she is considered unsinkable.
White Star Line Brochure
Front cover of a White Star Line brochure featuring a picture of the ill-fated Titanic.
Titanic in dock
The Titanic docked before her disastrous voyage
A canvas-covered circular lifebelt with the words RMS TITANIC LIVERPOOL on it. Date: 1912
Photograph of RMS Titanic, the White Star Line passenger liner which tragically sank after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic on 15 April 1912, with the loss of 1500 lives. Seen here docked at Belfast.
COMMANDER E. SMITH, CAPTAIN OF THE TITANIC
COMMANDER EDWARD. J SMITH Captain of the ill-fated Titanic. Commander Smith was a highly regarded and experienced captain who had worked on a number of White Star Liners before captaining the Titanic. Smith went down with the Titanic; his last noted words were 'Be British'.
SWIMMING BATH TITANIC
The swimming bath of the ill- fated passenger liner RMS Titanic depicting bathers enjoying the exercise.
Newspaper boy announcing Titanic disaster headline.
The fateful news of the Titanic, hot off the press. Built by the shipyard Harland and Wolff for White Star Lines, the 'Titanic' was almost identical to her sister ship, 'Olympic' and was a rival to Cunard's 'Lusitania' and 'Mauretania'. On her maiden voyage across the Atlantic, the Titanic struck an iceberg on 15th April 1912 and sank with the loss of 1503 lives. This image was drawn by Fortunio Matania.
MAIN STAIRCASE TITANIC
The opulent main staircase of the ill-fated Titanic showing various elegant passengers relaxing in the luxurious surroundings.
Lifeboats from the Titanic
A photograph showing two lifeboats approaching the rescue ship Carpathia.
The Titanic in Belfast Dock
Photograph of the ship while under construction in 1911.
TITANIC 2ND CLASS DECK
Colour illustration depicting the Second Class Promenade Deck of the ill-fated Titanic. Passengers can be seen sitting on steamer and deck chairs.
A postcard with an illustration of the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner.
On board the Titanic: notable passengers.
Notable passengers on board the Titanic: 1. Mr Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star Line, survivor. 2. Major A Peuchen, of the Canadian Rifles, survivor. 3. Major A W Butt, Aide-de-Camp to President Taft. 4. Mr C M Hays, President of the Grand Trunk Railway, died. 5. Mrs J J Astor, survivor. 6. Colonel J J Astor, Multi-millionaire, Died. 7. Lady Cosmo Duff-Gordon, survivor. 8. Mr Jack Phillips, wireless operator on the Titanic, died. 9. The Countess of Rothes, survivor. 10. Mr Daniel Marvin, son of the head of a American Cinematograph firm, died. 11. Mrs Daniel Marvin, survivor. 12. Mr W T Stead, journalist. 13. Mr Benjamin Guggenheim, an American banker and multi-millionaire, died. 14. Mr Karl H Behr, Lawn tennis player, survivor. 15. Mr Isidor Strauss, a member of congress and a multi millionaire banker.
A group of lifeboats showing the scenes immediately after the sinking.
Letter written on board the Titanic using the White Star Line stationery with the recognisable red flag insignia. Written on 11 April, 3 days before the ship sank.
Crowds looking through locked gates at the Titanic survivors
View of the crowds looking on through locked gates at Plymouth docks as survivors of the disaster returned to the UK.
A poster advertising the ill- fated Titanic's departure from New York on the 20 April 1912, a voyage it was never to make since it sank on 15 April after hitting an iceberg.
The brave Titanic engineers, including 14 of whom were lost.
The Titanic engineers; fourteen of whom were lost in the 1912 disaster. 1. W. D Mackie junior fifth. 2. F. A Parsons, senior fifth. 3. P. Sloan, senior electrician. 4. H. Jupe, assistant electrician. 5. F. Coy, junior assistant third. 6. B. Wilson, senior assistant 2nd. 7. L. Hodgkinson, senior 4th. 8. A. Ward, junior assistant 4th. 9. J. Shepherd, junior assistant 2nd. 10. H. Harvey, junior assistant 2nd. 11. H. Dyer, junior assistant 4th. 12. R. Millar, junior 5th. 13. J.Hesketh, second engineer. 14. G. F Hosking, senior 3rd.
White Star Line Third Class booklet
Front cover of the Third Class Accommodation passenger booklet for White Star Line Olympic and Titanic cruises.