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100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic


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100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic

  1. 1. As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic approaches— it struck an iceberg on April 15, 1912 — a plethora ofmemorials and events are planned. There are Titanic cruisesthat will follow the path of the ill-fated ocean liner; anexhibition at the National Geographic Museum in Washington;a touring artifact exhibit in the U.S.; the re-release of JamesCameron’s blockbuster “Titanic” in 3D; an auction of itemsrecovered from the sunken ship; a new Sea City museum inthe English port of Southampton, where Titanic picked uppassengers and began its final voyage; and the opening ofthe world’s largest “Titanic experience” in Belfast, NorthernIreland.
  2. 2. A poster advertises the RMS Titanics maiden voyage. (The New York Times)
  3. 3. Workmen stand next to the screws of the RMS Titanic at a shipyard in Belfast,Northern Ireland. (The New York Times)
  4. 4. The hulls of the RMS Titanic, left, and of her sister ship, the RMS Olympic, aresurrounded by construction scaffolding at a shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (TheNew York Times)
  5. 5. Workers leave the Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, where the Titanic was built. Theship is visible in the background of this 1911 photograph. (Harland & WolffCollection/Cox Newspapers)
  6. 6. A 1912 advert for the Titanic. Source: ©Claes-Göran Wetterholms .
  7. 7. The Titanic as it left on its first & final voyage from South Hampton in 1912.Source:Library of Congress
  8. 8. The Titanic departs Belfast on April 2, 1912 for its first sea trial. Eight days later itbegan its maiden and final voyage. (Palm Beach Post files)
  9. 9. The Titanic shown just outside London on its fateful voyage in 1912. CP PHOTO
  10. 10. A photograph Captain Smith (second from right in front), the captain of the Titanic and allof his officers.Source: ©Claes-Göran Wetterholms
  11. 11. An old photograph of Captain Smith, who went down with the Titanic. Beside him, hisfirst officer, McElroy.Source: ©Claes-Göran Wetterholms
  12. 12. A photograph the Titanics coal bunkers filled with workers. This image was taken priorto the Titanics maiden voyage. Afour pound lump of coal from boiler room No. 1, whereall the firemen did their duty till the end, is on display.Source: ©Claes-GöranWetterholms
  13. 13. Two views of the grand staircase between the boat deck and the promenade deckaboard the RMS Titanic in undated photos. (The New York Times)
  14. 14. First class accommodations aboard the RMS Titanic in an undated photo.(The New York Times)
  15. 15. First class accommodations aboard the RMS Titanic in undated photos. (The NewYork Times)
  16. 16. The menu for passengers aboard the RMS Titanic for April 14, 1912, and a second class dining room in an undated photo. (The New York Times)
  17. 17. The gymnasium aboard the RMS Titanic in an undated photo. (The New YorkTimes)
  18. 18. A photograph the Titanics deck for second-class passengers. This photo was taken onApril 11, 1912.Source: ©Claes-Göran Wetterholms
  19. 19. A photograph an iceberg on the horizon. The photograph was taken from another shipjust 36 hours prior to Titanics collision with iceberg..Source: ©Claes-Göran Wetterholms
  20. 20. Sinking of the Titanic witnessed by survivors in lifeboats, between 2:00 and 2:20 a.m. onApril 15, 1912.CP/COURTESY EVERETT COLLECTION
  21. 21. Sinking of the ocean liner the Titanic witnessed by survivors in lifeboats. May 15,1912.CP/COURTESY EVERETT COLLECTION
  22. 22. A telegraph message from a ship called Olympic reports that it has received word fromthe Titanic that it has stuck an iceberg.MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
  23. 23. Eager to hear the latest news about the sinking of the RMS Titanic, people gatheroutside the offices of The New York Sun, right, on April 15, 1912.
  24. 24. April 16, 1912 front page of The New York Times. (The New York Times)
  25. 25. An iceberg, presumed to be the one that was struck by the RMS Titanic, is picturedfrom the deck of the cable ship Mackay-Bennett on April 15, 1912. (The New YorkTimes)
  26. 26. Survivors of the RMS Titanic approach the RMS Carpathia on April 15, 1912.(The New York Times)
  27. 27. Lifeboats which carried survivors from the RMS Titanic are uploaded to the RMSCarpathia in the hours after the disaster. (The New York Times)
  28. 28. Survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic rest on the deck of the RMS Carpathiaon April 15, 1912. (The New York Times)
  29. 29. Eager to hear the latest news about the sinking of the RMS Titanic, people gatheroutside the offices of the White Star Line in New York on April 15, 1912. (The NewYork Times)
  30. 30. Survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic rest on the deck of the RMS Carpathiaon April 15, 1912. (The New York Times)
  31. 31. People gather in New York to await the arrival of survivors of the sinking of the RMSTitanic aboard the RMS Carpathia on April 18, 1912. (The New York Times)
  32. 32. Survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic are interviewed by reporters as they come offthe RMS Carpathia in New York on April 18, 1912. (The New York Times)
  33. 33. Crew members who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic are given dry clothing inNew York on April 18, 1912. (The New York Times)
  34. 34. A poster prepared by the White Star Lines New York office to promote the RMS Titanicsreturn trip from New York, scheduled for April 20, 1912. (The New York Times)
  35. 35. Officers who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic are pictured in an undated photo.From left: Fifth Officer Harold G. Lowe, Second Officer Charles H. Lightoller, ThirdOfficer Herbert J. Pitman (seated) and Fourth Officer Joseph G. Boxhall. (The New York
  36. 36. Captain Arthur Henry Rostron is presented with an award by Margaret Brown, a survivor of theRMS Titanic sinking who later came to be known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," in this undatedphoto. Rostron was honored for his efforts as commander of the RMS Carpathia, which rescuedmany of the Titanic survivors from the north Atlantic Ocean and ferried them to safety in New York.(The New York Times)
  37. 37. The funeral procession of John Jacob Astor IV, who died in the sinking of the RMSTitanic, enters Trinity Church Cemetery in upper Manhattan in May 1912 photo. (TheNew York Times)
  38. 38. A chronometer from the bridge was displayed at the Science Museum in London in2003, and a 13-foot by 30-foot portion of the hull, with portholes that looked into firstclass cabins on Titanics C deck, was part of the "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" at the
  39. 39. Some of the items found in the wreckage of the Titanic that will be auctioned April 12,2012: a hat, glasses and a bracelet recovered from the ocean floor. (RMS Titanic, Inc.,Associated Press)
  40. 40. This currency is part of the artifacts collection that will be auctioned on April 12. (StanleyLeary/Associated Press)
  41. 41. Some of the items found in the wreckage of the Titanic that will be auctioned April 12,2012: (l-r) a ships telegraph; a gold spoon; a cherub that once adorned the grandstaircase; and a logometer for displaying the ships speed. (RMS Titanic, Inc.,Associated Press)
  42. 42. A Gladstone-style handbag, named after Queen Victoria’s Prime Minister WilliamGladstone, who was said to frequently carry this type of leather bag. The bags turn-of-the-century tanning process repels the microorganisms that eat organic matter on theocean floor
  43. 43. A portion of the ships hull, known as The Big Piece
  44. 44. A pocketwatch, stopped at 10:50
  45. 45. This undated family photograph shows Dr John Edward Simpson. The descendants of Dr. Simpson,who died on the Titanic, said on March 12, 2012 they are delighted that a letter he penned daysbefore the ship sank will return to his hometown, Belfast. Simpsons family had appealed for abenefactor to buy the note, which was put up for auction in Long Island, New York. It did not meetthe reserve price of $34,000, Philip Weiss Auctions said, but a buyer who did not want to be namedthen bought it for an undisclosed sum after hearing about the familys campaign to bring the letter toBelfast for public display. Simpsons great-nephew John Martin said the note will soon return to the
  46. 46. A model of the Titanic sits beside the new $160 million Titanic Belfast visitor center in NorthernIreland on March 7, 2012. The Titanic Belfast, which will open in late March, bills itself as the theworlds largest Titanic visitor experience. The center is built on a site close to the famous Harlandand Wolff cranes that were used to build the Titanic, and beside the spot where the Titanic waslaunched in 1911. (Peter Morrison/Associated Press)
  47. 47. Brett Irwin of the Public Record Office moves old plans of Harland & Wolff ships from the19th century in the Titanic Drawing Offices, situated close to the new Titanic Belfast. Theplans for Titanic and sister ship Olympic were devised by Harland & Wolff in thisbuilding. (Peter Morrison/Associated Press)
  48. 48. The hull of a ship is displayed in the Cave area, and a worker adds the finishing touch toone of the walkways in the Titanic Belfast visitor center on March 13. (PeterMorrison/Associated Press)
  49. 49. The skylight frame, from either the grand staircase or the aft staircase, rests on the seafloor near the stern debris field of the Titanic on June 6, 2004. (Institute forExploration/University of Rhode Island)
  50. 50. Dishes retrieved from the ocean floor stand in sand in a glass case as part of the "Titanic: TheArtifact Exhibit" in Houston in 2002. Photos from the wreck show that dishes were found as shownafter the crates they were packed in disintegrated. At right is the bell from the crows nest, ondisplay in 2003 at the Science Museum in London. The bell was rung by seaman Fredrick Fleet towarn that an iceberg was ahead on the ill-fated voyage. (Associated Press)
  51. 51. Pipes and the captains bathtub rest in what remains of the captains cabin in 2003.(National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration)
  52. 52. The propellor of the Titanic rests on the ocean floor.
  53. 53. A chandelier dangles from its wires in front of the opening that housed the grandstaircase, and the inside of Titanics hull. (Walt Disney Pictures)
  54. 54. A 17-ton portion of the hull of the RMS Titanic is lifted to the surface during an expeditionin 1998. The piece along with 5,000 other artifacts will be auctioned as a single collectionon April 11, 2012, 100 years after the sinking of the ship. (RMS Titanic, Inc./AssociatedPress)
  55. 55. cast 100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic images credit www. Music Titanic Theme Song created o.e. thanks for watchingThe Titanics bow rests two-and-a-half miles under the North Atlantic. end