Things have been quite busy in the last few months, and I apologize for neglecting this blog for as long as I have. I shall endeavor to keep up with it in the future. So in the meantime, here are some lovely photos of old ocean liners. Enjoy!
Titanic's lookout, Frederick Fleet, spotted an iceberg directly ahead of his ship at 11:40 pm on April 14, 1912. Despite the crew's best efforts, a collision could not be avoided and fatal damage was inflicted on the liner. The iceberg opened Titanic's first five watertight compartments and was her death sentence.
On April 7, 1912, just days before her maiden voyage, the Titanic sat quietly at Berth 44 in Southampton. There was little activity aboard the giant ship, or on the quay for that matter; it was Easter Sunday. Most of the ship's crew was celebrating with their families at home and observing the day.