This section describes life in Belfast in the early years of the 1900's. It reveals how the city became one of the greatest industrial centres of that time.
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TITANICa The Exhibition is on display the the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. Click here for opening times, how to get here and admission prices.
The Titanic exhibition is housed in the Transport galleries at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. You can also experience "TITANICa The People's Story in the Outdoor Folk Museum.
Click here for more information on the 500 artefacts on display and also the Ultimate Living History experience.
Edward J. Harland and Gustav W. Wolff establish Harland & Wolff shipbuilders
Decision made to build three new ships by Bruce Ismay (White Star Line) and Lord Pirrie (Harland & Wolff), design begins in June.
Preliminary designs begin in the Harland and Wolff Drawing office
Work begins to create two new slips at the Harland & Wolff ship yard using the overhead Arrol gantry
Design of Ship No. 400 (Olympic) and No. 401 (Titanic) approved by Bruce Ismay and other White Star directors.
Keel of Olympic laid
Keel of Titanic laid
Plating finished on Titanic
Olympic hull launched
Titanic hull launched
Maiden voyage of Olympic
Keel of Britannic laid
Titanic fitting out completed
Titanic undergoes one day’s sea trials before returning to Belfast. Departs Belfast at 8pm for Southampton.
Titanic arrives at Southampton at noon
Titanic departs Southampton bound for New York on maiden voyage at 11.45 am
Titanic arrives at Cherbourg, France at about 6pm for passengers to embark
Titanic calls to Queenstown at about 11.30am for passengers to embark
Travelling on north Atlanic at about 21 knots
Continued progress towards New York
Titanic receives warnings of ice ahead
At 11.40pm iceberg seen, Titanic turns to port but strikes iceberg causing 300 foot gash on starboard side
Distress call CQD sent out from wireless room, Cunard liner Carpathia responds
Captain Smith orders lifeboats filled, women and children first
Last lifeboat lowered on starboard side of Titanic
Last marconigram communication between Olympic and Titanic
Last lifeboat lowered on port side of Titanic
Titanic sinks with loss of over 1,500 lives
Carpathia begins to take on board survivors from lifeboats
Carpathia leaves site of sinking with 705 survivors on board
Carpathia arrives in New York with survivors
Shock on both sides of Atlantic at loss of Titanic
Unveiling of memorial to engineers in Southampton
Unveiling of Titanic monument in Belfast
Publication of Walter Lord’s book A Night to Remember
Film A Night to Remember is released
Titanic wreck discovered
Removal of artefacts from wreck
Film Titanic by James Cameron is released
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