Titanic's stern

Final view of Titanic on No.3 slip just prior to her launch, timed for 12.15pm on 31 May 1911.

With the protective coffer dam removed, the high tide can be seen flooding the lower part of her slipway, ready to receive Titanic.  She was launched without her propellers, which were fitted later in the dry dock.

Note that Titanic was not specially painted light grey to aid publicity photography, unlike her sister ship Olympic, launched the previous year.



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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.