No binoculars for the lookouts on Titanic

It is true that the lookouts in the crow’s nest of Titanic did not have binoculars. 

There were binoculars in a locker used by Second Officer David Blair who sailed on Titanic from Belfast to Southampton.  However, for the maiden voyage, Blair was not required on board and when he left the ship he did not inform anybody of the location of the binoculars.

However, it is likely that binoculars would not have helped to save Titanic as they are of limited use in the conditions found on the night of 14th April 1912.



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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.