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Ocean liners: R.M.S. Titanic?

Ocean liners: R.M.S. Titanic?

 
 
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Harland and Wolff Shipbuilding Yard, R.M.S. Olympic on the stocks (Ships Cradle). ..The evidence suggests that this is not the R.M.S Olympic, rather the tragic R.M.S Titanic, while we are delighted with this and we are going to change the title to "R.M.S Titanic?" we are a little wary of the evidence supporting the decision...I think it is possible that our photographer, at the time would want to claim Olympic rather than Titanic, as Olympic was the big news of the day. It was after all the largest liner in the world when it was launched in 1910...Having said the above I believe it quite possible that any photo of either ship after the Titanic disaster could easily have been claimed as Titanic rather than Olympic. ..Thanks to both sharon.corbet ( /photos/[email protected]/ ) and OwenMacC ( /photos/[email protected]/ ) for the above Titanic theory. ..Photographer: Thomas H. Mason..Collection: The Mason Photographic Collection ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000314178 ) ..Date: Circa 1910..NLI Ref: M25/J/3 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000539698 ) ..You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie ( http://catalogue.nli.ie )

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Of the 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died in the sinking, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, the RMS Titanic was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.

Images from our photo collections that show those magnificent men (and women) in their flying, choo choo-ing, and driving machines... Oh, and we've cheated, we're adding boats and ships, jaunting cars and carriages, trams too and bicycles - we're completely shameless. So, basically any form of transport - air, sea, land - with the exception of two human feet...

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1910 - 1919
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