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Pictures of Titanic
Pictures Gifts for Titanic Fans
Not many pictures of Titanic survive. Of course, surviving photographs are all black and white, since color photography did not exist back then. The only color pictures are those done by artists, like this one called "Titanic Sinking," (PD-US, PD-1923) by German maritime artist, Willie Stower.
The great ocean liner hit an iceberg before midnight on April 14, 1912, and sank into the depths of the North Atlalntic in the early hours of April 15.
Reprints of surviving photos and artists renderings are available as art prints and posters. On this page, I've collected a selection of those available at Zazzle.
Any of these are available for purchase, as are the other Titanic gifts on this page. These will make popular gift items and prized finds for afficianados of one of the great sea tragedies of all time. Interest is still high, as the 101st anniversary of the sinking has just passed, and from what I see, there is a whole new generation whose interest in the historic event has been sparked anew.
The Story of the Titanic - - Does it fascinate you? (a poll)
Many people are utterly fascinated by the story of the RMS Titanic. Others simply have enjoyed the various movies made about her. Some have a passing to active interest in the great ocean liner because they are sailors, cruisers, or boaters, or simply like nautical history.
And, there are a few who've never been bothered much by anything related to the story at all, but there are precious few who don't at least know of the sinking of the Titanic, and that it was caused by the ship hitting an iceberg.
How interested are you in the story of Titanic?
Pictures of Titanic
Posters, prints, and images from around the web
The great ocean liner, along with her two sister ships, was built to be larger and grander than other ships of her day. Enjoy these pictures of one of the greatest ships of the era, and then vote for your favorite.
This is the second in a series of Titanic Images presented on this page for readers to vote on. In the first series, "Titanic Print," shown first, garnered the most votes, winning it the right to reappear. It now competes for your vote against a new group of pictures.
Titanic Print (previous winner)
Titanic - The Queen of the Ocean
Starboard Railing in 2004
Luncheon Menu on the Titanic
RMS Titanic Grand Dining Room Luxury
Stöwer Titanic (colourized)
RMS Titanic's reading and writing room
VOTE for Your Favorite Picture - ( a poll - just for fun)
Which of the above prints would you most like to have?
Own a Collection of Images - Includes previously unpublished photos!
If you are interested in this momentous event in nautical history, you'll want this book, which includes previously unpublished photographs.
This book takes you on a photographic journey, beginning in the shipyard where she was built, and follows her story all the way along through the aftermath of the great sea tragedy.
Titanic's lifeboat capacity: 1178
Number of people on board: 2223
Abbreviated Timeline - of Titanic's Sinking
Ship's route, location of shipwreck marked with "X", PD
April 10, 1912: Titanic Departs Southampton, England, on her maiden voyage
A stop is made at Cherbourg, Fr, to take on additional passengers
April 11:More passengers embark at Queenstown, Ireland.
She sets off across the Atlantic, with 2201 aboard.
Wireless messages were received - one in the afternoon, and one in the evening - from other ships warning about dangerous icebergs. These messages were NOT forwarded to the bridge.
11:40 PM - The iceberg is sighted by ship's lookouts, and the ship attempted to turn away, but too late. The collision took place less than a minute later.
12:05 - 12:25 AM - Captain Smith ordered lifeboats uncovered, swung out, loaded with women and children, and lowered.
12:45 AM (approx.) - The first lifeboat is launched, less than half full.
12:50 AM - The first distress flare was fired.
2:05 AM - The bow was completely submerged.
2:10 AM - The stern rose into the air, and moments later the ship broke apart, and the bow sank
2:20 AM - The stern sank
4:10 AM - The Carpathia (which had NOT been closest when the distress calls went out) was the first to arrive and begin rescue efforts.
Of the 2,201 people on board, only 711 survived.
Buy Titanic Blu-Ray 3D - with Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet
How Titanic Sank - A Video Explanation
Here's a video explanation of what must have actually happened to the structure of the ship itself as Tatanic sank, based on what we know, and what was seen and reported by survivors.
This jigsaw just might send cold shivers up and down your spine as you work it... the looming iceberg is chilling in more ways than one.
Titanic Jigsaw Puzzles - Puzzling is a Fun Family Pastime
A Titanic Jigsaw Puzzle makes a great family gift for anyone interested in nautical history. They are pretty enough that they could even be made into a family project, first putting the puzzle together, and then gluing it together, onto light, but sturdy backing, to turn it into a nice decorative piece. The finished product can then be brushed with a preservative, framed and hung in a place of honor.
The night the Titanic Sank,
the water in the North Atlantic
was 28 degrees F (-2 C.)
More Jigsaw Puzzles - with Nautical Themes
If you're a fan of jigsaw puzzles, here are two more pages that feature some that have nautical themes.
- Jigsaw Puzzles - Ships and the Sea
Jigsaw puzzles are the perfect family activity! They're fun for all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Scenes of ships and the sea are enjoyable to work and beautiful when done. Titanic puzzles are in special demand right now, along with ever popular se
The Rich and Famous Were On Board - Two of them were John Jacob Astor and The Unsinkable Molly Brown
John Jacob Astor IV (1864 - 1912) was probably the wealthiest of Titanic's passengers.
Born into one of the richest families in America, he made millions more. He built the Astoria Hotel, later to become part of the famous Waldorf-Astoria.
Though Madeline, his scandalously young pregnant wife, along with her maid and nurse survived the sinking, John Jacob did not.
Margaret (Molly) Brown
Margaret Brown was a wealthy American who, among other things, worked to help establish the first juvenile court in the US.
She escaped the sinking in the now famous lifeboat number 6, which was only one of two lifeboats that went back to look for additional survivors. The others would not paddle back because the occupants feared being sucked down with the ship. It was at the firm insistence of Margaret Brown that boat No. 6 went back.
Though she was never called this when she was alive, she is now known as "the Unsinkable Molly Brown," after the Broadway musical about her.
Titanic had two sister ships:
RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic
Have you seen the 1997 movie Titanic? How about the one made in 1953, with Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck? Or "A Night to Remember" from 1958? Author Tony Payne (aka Poddys) has put together a wonderful page about Titanic movies and documentaries.
- Titanic Movies
by Tony Payne. This page will introduce to you the best and the worse of the movies about the Titanic, as well as the documentaries that have been produced about her.
If you can't get enough of Titanic - - here's another for DVD / Blu-Ray
Release date: April 24, 2012.
Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes and a stellar cast collaborate in an epic retelling of the ill-fated voyage like you've never seen before, combining action, mystery, romance and an unforgettable finale.
Director: Jon Jones
Actors include Toby Jones and Linus Roache
This item is a 3 disc BLU-RAY / DVD combo)
Read About the Heroic Titanic Musicians
- Musical Heroes Wallace Hartley and the Titanic Band
Yes, it's true that the Titanic's band played as the great ocean liner was sinking. Bandmaster Wallace Hartley, just 33, and the other seven musicians knew full well that they were doomed. By all accounts, not a one of them ever even donned a life...
Lessons Learned from theDisaster
There were many lessons learned from the disaster, not the least of which was that the lifeboat capacity of the ship was woefully inadequate. Titanic had had only 20 lifeboats, enough for about a third of those on board, but still four more than required. it had been thought that the ship itself was the 'main' lifeboat, and it would stay afloat until help arrived.
Sadly, that did NOT turn out to be the case.
Lifeboats on a Cruise Ship.
Photo: my own, all rights reserved
Within the year, her older sister (RMS Olynmpic) had improvements made, including modifications to her watertight bulkheads, and installation of additional lifeboats to bring the number to 64. Design changes were also made to Britannic, which was still being constructed.
Not only do today's cruise ships have enough lifeboats to accommodate every soul on board, but the crew have regular lifeboat drills, during which the boats are actually manned and put into the water.
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