11 April 2012

100 years ago: Titanic in Ireland

100 years ago today (Thursday, 11 April 1912)

At 11:30am the Titanic arrives in Queenstown, Ireland and sets anchor in the harbor. Seven passengers disembark; 120 embark.

At 1:30pm, the anchor is raised and the Titanic begins her maiden Trans-Atlantic crossing with a destination of New York City.

Souls on board: 2,229 (325 first class; 285 second class; 706 third class; and 913 crew). (Note there are some discrepancies in the various lists.)

The Titanic and 2/3 of those aboard her will never again reach dry land.
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