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Browse a list of latest posts of Titanic memorials and connected locations in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, and the United States of America.

  • 15 Dec

    Amongst the Titanic memorials in her birthplace, the city of Belfast, are a growing number of recent public sculptures. Through the imagination and creativity of the sculptors the story of the Titanic, and her memory, is captured in unique public art installations. Standing in front of the Dr Pitt Memorial Park on the Newtownards Road in the east of the city is the 'Titanic Yardmen 401' sculpture. The sculpture remembers the men of the Harland and Wolff shipyard, especially those who built the Titanic. Over the... Read more »

  • 11 Nov

    Amongst the Titanic memorials in her birthplace, the city of Belfast, are a growing number of recent public sculptures. Through the imagination and creativity of the sculptors the story of the Titanic, and her memory, is captured in unique public art installations. One of the largest in Belfast is the 'Kit', located on the quayside of Abercorn Basin, now known as Belfast Harbour Marina since 2009. The 'Kit' cost £200,000 to produce, funded jointly by the Titanic Quarter and Arts and Business NI. The... Read more »

  • 15 May

    Originally number 12 Windsor Avenue, now numbered 20, "Dunallan" stands on Windsor Avenue off Lisburn Road in south Belfast, near to St Mary's University. For four years "Dunallan" was the Belfast home of Thomas Andrews, who as Managing Director of the Harland and Wolff shipyard led the design of the Titanic. Thomas Andrews was born on 7 February 1873 to Thomas and Eliza Andrews. By the age of sixteen Thomas Andrews was apprenticed at his uncle's shipyard in Belfast where he spent the next five years... Read more »

  • 15 Apr

    Designed by the Belfast architectural practice of Young & McKenzie and built by the Courtney & Company of Belfast between 2 October 1913 and 29 January 1915 the hall was officially opened by Thomas Andrews' widow, Helen. The hall was intended to serve as a community hall, but since the 1970s it has been part of the Andrews Memorial Hall. Inside the hall, on the first floor landing, reached by stairs from the hall's entrance hall, is an impressive bronze plaque dedicate to the memory... Read more »

  • 14 Apr

    In the County Down town of Comber, on the Ballygowan Road (the A21) close to its junction with Carnesure Terrace, stands the Andrews Memorial Hall. The hall is dedicated to the memory of Thomas Andrews Jr, lost in the sinking of the Titanic. Thomas Andrews was born on 7 February 1873 to Thomas Senior and Eliza (nee Pirrie). Eliza's brother was William Pirrie (later Lord Pirrie), managing director of the Harland and Wolff shipyard. Privately schooled to the age of eleven, Thomas Andrews then started attending... Read more »

  • 01 Mar

    As Managing Director of Harland & Wolff, the Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic, Thomas Andrews was responsible for the designing department at the shipyard and would have been aware of every aspect of the ship's design and construction. In a biography of Thomas Andrews published after his death author Shan Bullock wrote that as "surely none other did, he knew her inside and out, her every turn and art, the power and beauty of her...to the last rivet." Thomas Andrews sailed aboard the Titanic, leading... Read more »

  • 01 Feb

    From the end of March 1909 and for the next three years, thousands of workers at the Belfast shipyard of Harland and Wolff laboured to built the Titanic. On 2 April 1912, the White Star Line's newest vessel commenced sea trials in the Irish Sea. The trials, overseen by the Board of Trade, were designed to assess the liner was fit to carry passengers. Tests included checking her manoeuvrability, balancing her compasses, coming to a full-stop, fine-tuning her wireless equipment and testing life-saving equipment. Aboard the... Read more »

  • 08 Feb

    In 1892 the "Review of Reviews", a journal part founded by William T Stead, carried a fictitious tale titled From the Old World to the New. The tale is the story of a clairvoyant - Stead was interested in spiritualism - aboard the White Star Line's Majestic who sensed a ship had collided with an iceberg, and how the Majestic was able to rescue the survivors. Later, in 1886 William Stead wrote How the Mail Steamer Went Down in Mid Atlantic, where a liner sank... Read more »

  • 12 Dec

    Joseph Bruce Ismay was born on 12 December 1862 to parents Thomas Henry and Margaret Ismay. Less than seven years later the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company was founded by Thomas Ismay, with the company officially registered on 6 September 1869. The company soon expanded with vessels sailing on routes from Liverpool to New York and the Pacific. In 1888 Joseph Ismay married Julia Florence Schieffelin and they would go on to have two sons and two daughters. On 23 November 1899 Thomas Henry Ismay died at... Read more »

  • 01 Sep

    Thomas Clinton Pears, the great-great grandson of the founder of the soap company A & F Pears Ltd, the fourth son of Andrew and Marianne Pearson Pears. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton on 10th April 1912. Travelling with his wife of one and-a-half years, Edith, Thomas Pears was just one of many wealthy business men travelling in first-class aboard the Titanic. Andrew bore his paternal great-grandfather's name, that of the founder of the famous A & F Pears Ltd, manufacturers of the transparent soap. First... Read more »