Sunday, April 15, 2012

Only existing video footage of Titanic.

This film footage evidently shows Titanic either at the conclusion of her fitting out, preparatory to sea trials, or after sea trials were complete, departing for service, at the Thompson Graving Dock of Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, where she was built. J. Bruce Ismay was the head of White Star Line (which later merged with Cunard), her owner. The old film is interspersed with several segments showing her wreckage, as taken from deep-diving submarines. Four years ago I posted about a possible new explanation for the rapidity of Titanic's sinking.

Thanks to John Wirenius for the link and to Aaron1912 for the clip.

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