Titanic stories

Near Collision with New York

Near collison with New YorkThis photograph shows Titanic in near collision with the liner New York in Southampton on 10 April 1912. 

Titanic had left her dock and tugs had positioned her to face downstream.  As she picked up speed, the turbulence from Titanic’s propellers was so strong that it snapped the mooring lines of New York and her stern was drawn towards Titanic. 

Only a few feet separated the two ships before an engine surge from Titanic and fast action by the tugs brought New York under control.  It was a close call, but only delayed Titanic by about an hour before she began her maiden voyage.



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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.