Launch of RMS Celtic 1901

Launch of the White Star liner, Celtic, at Queen’s Island, 4 April 1901.

In the foreground men are working at the empty slipway, while on the water, tugs prepare to manoeuvre Celtic’s giant hull to the fitting-out wharf for completion. Here teams of skilled craftsmen would turn the mainly empty vessel into a luxurious floating palace.  On her delivery to the White Star Line in July 1901, Celtic was the largest ship in the world at 20,904 tons.



View all related images »


View all related audio »


View all related video »


» Preparing Titanic's slipway

Workmen preparing new slipways for building Olympic and Titanic.To accommodate the new liners, Ol...

View all related pages »


View all related people »


View all related learning »

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.