Titanic moored off County Down coast
Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: 1912..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Titanic, moored off County Down coast..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~028~A..Copying and copyright:.Please see www.proni.gov.uk/index/research_and_records_held/copying_... ( http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/research_and_records_held/copying_and_copyright.htm ) ..For Copy Orders, contact:.Email: [email protected] fees and charges see: www.proni.gov.uk/index/about_proni/are_there_any_fees_and... ( http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/about_proni/are_there_any_fees_and_charges.htm )
The photos in this set were captured by the photographer R. Welch between 1888 and 1914. They make up two albums containing over 120 photographic prints that can be viewed in the PRONI reading rooms (order out using references D1403/1 and D1403/2). The albums contain images taken throughout Northern Ireland - capturing both city and country life over one hundred years ago. We hope you will find them as fascinating and captivating as we do! The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is the official archive for Northern Ireland. It aims to identify and preserve records of historical, social and cultural importance and make them available for the information, education and enjoyment of the public. PRONI is the official place of deposit for public records in Northern Ireland. In addition, it collects a wide range of archives from private sources. PRONI also advises on and promotes best practice in archive and records management to ensure that today’s records will be available for future generations. Located in Belfast, PRONI is a government organisation founded in 1923 (shortly after the partition of Ireland). It now operates as part of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) within the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS).
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.