An illustrated record of Titanic memorials and associated locations in Great Britain & Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and North America

Institute of Marine Engineers memorial, London

National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich, SE10 9NF

With scant regard for their own safety the engineers battled to maintain power, vital for providing transmitting power for the wireless Marconi set used to send distress calls to other ships, and to maintain lighting to give the crew the best chance of mustering the passengers, and filling and lowering the lifeboats. The engineers fought to keep the pumps working to try and slow the icy-black water from pouring into the striken liner while keeping a feed of steam to the generators. All the time the angle of the ship increased and she sank deeper into the North Atlantic. The engineers would have known they stood no chance of survival; they all gave their lives in the sinking. Beyond the immediate traumatic circumstances and bereavement, for... Read more »

The Titanic Memorial Garden, London

National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich, SE10 9NF

The gardens are located within the grounds of the National Maritime Museum, lying to the south of the main block, the former Royal Hospital School. The gardens originally stood behind the museum but were moved to make way for the Sammy Ofer Wing, which opened in July 2011. The memorial stone was relocated and the planting transferred to a nearby bed. The original gardens were officially opened on 15 April 1995, 83 years to the day since the Titanic sank. The gardens were opened by 98-year old Titanic survivor Edith Haisman, who was fifteen years old at the time. Also present was survivor Eva Hart. Interviewed for the unveiling of the memorial, Edith Haisman recalled "Most of the men jumped overboard into the sea. Those who... Read more »

Francis Davis Millet Lychgate, Broadway

St Eadburgha's Churchyard, Snowshill Road, Broadway, WR12 7JS

The Titanic's passengers represented a cross-section of society and amongst her first-class passengers was American Francis Davis Millet. Millet was born in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts in 1846 and by 1912 he was living and working as an artist in the picturesque village of Broadway in Worcestershire, England. There, he was part of an artists colony living in the village. Millet's artistic interests extended from painting to sculpture. He was also a writer, having first embarked on a career as a journalist and reporter in Boston, before going on to write for newspapers in New York and London. Francis Millet was travelling in first-class aboard the Titanic from Southampton to New York. He was travelling with fellow passenger Archibald Butt. Both men died in the sinking. Millet's body... Read more »

The Grapes Public House, Southampton

41-43 Oxford Street, Southampton, SO14 3DP

The Grapes Public House stands on the south-side of Oxford Street in the centre of the Hampshire port of Southampton. It was a tradition on the morning of a ship's departure for its crew members, especially the fireman and trimmers, to head into town for a last drink ashore before their ship sailed. Often they would visit a number of public houses, meeting up with fellow crew members. The public houses closest to the docks were the most popular, as the crew could finish their drinks before a final rush down to the dockside to board the ship. Oxford Street is a short walking distance, via Terminus Terrace and Platform Road/Canute Road to Dock Gate 4, which led down to the Titanic's berth. On the morning... Read more »

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The story of the White Star Line ship Titanic; her passengers and crew, victims and survivors told through the memorials and associated landmarks and locations in Great Britain & Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and North America.