Primary History

British History: Ticket to launch Titanic

  • Ticket to launch Titanic

    Titanic was launched on 31st May 1911 at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast. This ticket was issued to Mr David Moneypenny, a shipyard painter who had worked on Titanic. The ticket is creased where possibly he had folded it and put it in his pocket.

    Huge crowds of shipyard workers and spectators watched the launch of Titanic, which was the largest ship in the world at that time. Titanic then went to a deep water wharf to be fitted with passenger equipment and the necessary machinery.

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  • The voyage

    When this was completed she sailed from Belfast to Southhampton on 2nd April 1912.

    Titanic then set off from Southampton bound for New York on 10th April 1912.
    At 11.40 pm on the 14th April 1912 Titanic struck an iceberg and sank two hours forty minutes later, at 2.20 am on the 15th April 1912.

    Almost 1500 people died in the disaster

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