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April 11 Titanic departs Cobh Southern Ireland (20 lifeboats & 2228 passengers)

White Star had made one fateful decision, dramatically reducing the number of lifeboats proposed by Titanic’s original designer, Alexander Carlisle. While Titanic’s 20 lifeboats actually exceeded Board of Trade requirements, they, and the four collapsible boats, provided space for barely … Continue reading

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Titanic construction began 31 March 1909

Construction of Titanic began on 31 March 1909, when her keel was laid Titanic and her sister ships were commissioned by White Star but built by Harland and Wolff Image from the National Museums Northern Ireland Collection. Titanic’s yard number … Continue reading

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