Building the Titanic
The Titanic was the world's biggest cruise liner of her day. Luxurious and very stylish, she was built in Belfast's Harland and Wolff Shipyard and sank on her maiden voyage when she hit an iceberg with the loss of 1,500 lives. Eleven-year-old Lucie takes us on a tour of the shipyard today, while historical photographs show the ship under construction and being launched. We visit the drawing offices where naval architect Thomas Andrews led his team of draughtsmen and engineers. At the the time around 15,000 men were employed there, with 3,000 working on the Titanic.