The Titanic: Conception, Construction, Catastrophe and Contradiction – clip

Stephen Payne / Queen Mary 2

In April 1912, White Star Line’s new transatlantic liner Titanic entered service as the second of three Olympic class steamers. The largest ship in the world and the largest moving object yet built by man, she set sail from Southampton bound for New York, but mid-Atlantic she collided with an iceberg and sank with great loss of life. Thus, the legend and fascination that is Titanic began. And it’s clear that even today, after more than 100 years, interest in the ship and her tragic demise is as strong as ever.

Stephen Payne

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