Fitting Titanic's tail shaft

In this remarkable photograph, taken in May 1911, shipyard men are fitting Titanic's starboard tail shaft.

In a most dramatic way, this image contrasts the enormous scale of Titanic's huge steel hull with the small human figures clambering over her. 

Look closely beside the man on the right.  There is a 'ghost' figure of a worker who has been deleted by the photographer in order to improve the composition of this carefully posed scene.



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Visiting Information

TITANICa The Exhibition is on display the the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. Click here for opening times, how to get here and admission prices.


Titanic Exhibition

The Titanic exhibition is housed in the Transport galleries at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. You can also experience "TITANICa The People's Story in the Outdoor Folk Museum.

Click here for more information on the 500 artefacts on display and also the Ultimate Living History experience.