White Star Line

Titanic memorials

Liverpool, Merseyside

Titanic Memorials

The city of Liverpool was the home port of the White Star Line. Although the company's prestigious weekly express service had been operated from Southampton since 1907 the "Big Four" - the Adriatic, Baltic, Celtic and Cedric - maintained a weekly service between Liverpool and New York via Queenstown in 1912. While the Titanic's home port was Southampton, her port of registry was Liverpool. A number of her officers and crew came from the city of Liverpool.

At the height of the transatlantic shipping trade Liverpool was one of Britain's most important ports. The city was home to some of the most well-known shipping lines in the world, including the Cunard Line and the White Star Line.

The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, trading as the White Star Line, was founded by Thomas Henry Ismay and was officially registered as a company on 6 September 1869. The company operated from Liverpool, sailing to New York, South America (a route later disbanded) and the Pacific.

Although the company had moved its primary transatlantic service to Southampton in 1907, Liverpool was still an important port for the company and all its ships were registered in Liverpool and many of the company's ships continued to operate from Liverpool. The company continued to base its head office in Liverpool and it ships were still registered in the city, with the name Liverpool displayed on each vessel's stern as its port of registry.

Through its historic connections with the White Star Line many of the Titanic's officers and crew came from the city. Some 90 crew members from the Merseyside area joined the Titanic. Many boarded the ship at Belfast, others at Southampton. The Titanic was due to call at Liverpool on 2 April, but her trials scheduled for 1 April were delayed by strong winds and postponed to the next day forcing the cancellation of her Liverpool visit.

Today Liverpool's maritime heritage is celebrated by the Merseyside Maritime Museum is in the Albert Dock, Liverpool. Throughout the city are reminders of the city's maritime past from former shipping office buildings to streets named after some of the city's most famous ocean liners.

List of memorials

Use the map controls to locate and view all the memorials listed in Liverpool, Merseyside.

  1. Engineers Memorial
    St Nicholas Place, Pier Head, Liverpool
  2. 30 James Street
    Albion House, James Street, Liverpool
  3. Builder's model of the Titanic
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool
  4. Titanic musicians memorial tablet
    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 36 Hope Street, Liverpool

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