Fantastic And Rare Pictures Showing The Construction Of The Titanic


We all know about the tragic events that happened to the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic and the people on board on the morning of the 15th April 1912. The magnificent ship sank after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, United Kingdom, to New York City, United States. But, not everyone knows exactly how the Titanic was built. The construction of the ship began on the 31st of March 1909, when James Andrews laid the first keel plate in the Harland & Wolff Shipyards in Belfast, Ireland. Something that not everybody knows is that the Titanic was built side by side with its ‘sister ship’, which was known as “The Olympic”. Over 15,000 workers were responsible for its construction, and 8 employees lost their lives whilst working on such a huge, and often dangerous, construction site. Here is a special selection of 32 fantastic and rare pictures showing the construction of the incredible Titanic. Enjoy!