10 April 2012

100 years ago: Titanic crosses the English Channel

100 years ago today (Wednesday, 10 April 1912, Afternoon)

After a minor near miss with the ship New York (which broke away from her moorings), the Titanic heads downstream and then across the English Channel to her first port of call, Cherbourg, France.

At 4pm the train from Paris arrives with passengers. At 5.30pm those passengers board tenders and are ferried out to the Titanic which is at anchor in the harbor. 22 passengers disembark, 274 embark.

At 8:10pm the anchor is raised and the Titanic sails for Queenstown, Ireland.
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