Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Launch of the Titanic: 100 Years Ago

The ill-fated RMS Titanic was launched by Harland & Wolff on May 31, 1911. She was the new pride of the White Star Line and considered to be the safest, largest ship afloat. The Titanic would rival Cunard's Mauretania and Lusitania in both luxury and elegance. It was White Star's crowning achievement, along with her sisters Olympic and Gigantic (to be renamed Britannic later).

But no one knew what was to come. The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sink to the depths in pieces; a mere 11 months after her launch.

Happy Birthday Titanic, it's a shame that you never had a chance to live your life the way it was intended. But tragedy and disaster have given you immortality.

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