Remembering RMS Titanic

RMS Titanic and the Cobh Connection

RMS Titanic was built in Belfast at the Harland and Wolff shipyard between 1909 and 1911. On April 10 1912 it left Southampton on its maiden voyage to New York, and sailed to Cherbourg before turning for Queenstown.

On Thursday April 11, Titanic picked up the last passengers, supplies and mail from Queenstown, now Cobh. Tenders carried the passengers and cargo from a pier in Cobh, which is still visible today, to the ship which was anchored in the harbour off Roches Point. The ship, believed to be unsinkable, then left Cork Harbour and set sailing for New York with over 2,200 people onboard including crew.

On the night of April 14, the ship struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland. In the early hours of April 15 the ship sank, with the loss of over 1,500 passengers. In 2012 the ship is being commemorated in many locations with associations to it, including Cobh which is remembering its Titanic connection with a series of commemorative events.

Titanic Pier in Cobh

Over 120 passengers got on board the Titanic in Cobh. Their stories were many and varied, with tales of death and survival.

Read some of the stories of the Titanic
First Class sign and clock

The Titanic has been, and continues to be, the subject of interest. From Titanic facts, centenary tributes and songs, to the last tune reputed to be played on board, we've gathered some of them.

More on the Titanic
Cobh from the Sea

The Jesuit famous for his images of the ship. Having wished to travel to New York he got a telegram from his superiors that saved his life - “Get Off That Ship------Provincial!”

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Cobh Promenade

The embarkation point for many emigrants from Ireland has become famous for being the last port of call of RMS Titanic. Cobh is situated on Great Island, and its cathedral sits prominently overlooking the harbour.

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