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Titanic In Belfast

Titanic In Belfast






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    • Titanic in Belfast
    • Building the Titanic
      • The Titanic was built at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast
      • The two cranes are
      • Called Samson and
      • Goliath. There were
      • not built until the 1960s
      • and the cranes stand at
      • 348ft and 315 ft.
      • Work on the Titanic began on 31 st May 1911 and was finished by 31 st March 1912.
      • The maiden voyage was on the 10 th April 1912.
      • It was 269.1 metres long.
      • The ship left Belfast unfurnished and was sent to Liverpool to be finished.
      • The maiden voyage then left from Southampton in England.
      • It was the 15 th April when the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg.
      • There were 2223 crew and passengers on board and only 706 survived.
      • The Titanic was rediscovered on the 1 st September 1985.
      • There have been more and more discoveries made of parts of the Titanic since this date and lots of parts of it are on view in museums.
    • Titanic Curse
      • There is supposedly a ‘Titanic curse’ linked back to Belfast.
      • Due to the sectarian troubles in Belfast, many have made the excuse that the Titanic sank so Protestants could get rid of Catholics.
      • Harland and Wolff is based in East Belfast, a Protestant area and employed only Protestants.
      • The number given to the ship was 390904 which spelt backwards spells ‘No Pope’ a common sectarian slur used towards Catholics in Belfast.
      • This ‘curse’ has never been proven.
    • Titanic Quarter
      • Nowadays, tourists can go to the Titanic Quarter which is the final place the Titanic rested on dry land.
      • £7billion is being injected into a project here to create new galleries and apartments
    • Tourism
      • Tourists can visit the Titanic Dock and Pumphouse and take tours up the River Lagan.
      • There are also different exhibitions and societies that host events.