Titanic and Olympic - Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Fascinating photograph taken on 6th March 1912, showing The RMS Titanic (left) and The RMS Olympic (right), the brand new ships of the White Star Line at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. The caption on the reverse of the print reads as follows:
"Olympic on right alongside floating crane and wharf after having floated out of dry dock - Titanic on left having floated into dry dock - All being done on one tide on 6th March 1912"
Titanic closely resembled her older sister Olympic. Although she enclosed more space and therefore had a larger gross register tonnage, the hull was the same length as Olympic's. One of the most noticeable differences from Olympic was that half of Titanic's forward promenade A-Deck (below the boat deck) was enclosed against outside weather.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Herdman Archives Collection
T & W Farmiloe Limited - Rochester Row, Westminster, London
The warehouses of T & W Farmiloe Limited - Rochester Row, Westminster, London. In 1914 the company were manufacturing of Lead, White Lead, Paint, Colour and Varnish, Glass, Brassfounders and Sanitary Engineers. Specialities: Sheet Lead, Lead and Compo Pipe, Glass of all kinds, "Nine Elms" Brand of Pure Paint, Putty and Painters Goods. Date: circa 1910s
Mail arriving by boat in Calshot Harbour, Tristan de Cunha
Tristan de Cunha - Mail arriving by boat in Calshot Harbour. Tristan da Cunha, colloquially Tristan, is a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean which includes Gough Island. On 10 October 1961, the eruption of Queen Mary's Peak forced the evacuation of the entire population of 264 individuals. Evacuees sailed to uninhabited Nightingale Island, where they were picked up by a Dutch passenger ship that took them via Cape Town to Britain. The islanders arrived in the UK to a big reception and were settled in an old Royal Air Force camp near Calshot, Hampshire - which subsequently gave its name to the harbour depicted here (following the islander's return). Date: circa late 1960s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection