The tug Calshot leading a flotilla away from berth 44 where Titanic was
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Southampton remembers Titanic's departure a century ago

Commemorations have taken place in Southampton to mark the moment - 100 years ago - when the Titanic set sail from the city.

Descendants of some of those who died on the ship threw wreaths from dock 44, from where the liner departed on its maiden voyage in 1912.

A minute's silence was observed in the city, which had been home to more than 500 of the crew who died.

Hundreds of children paraded through the streets, each holding pictures of the ship's crew.

The parade finished at the new SeaCity Museum, which was formally opened by Olympian James Cracknell.

  • 10 Apr 2012