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Pictures of Titanic

Updated on October 12, 2014

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?

See results

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)

from Zazzle (affiliate link follows)
from Zazzle (affiliate link follows) | Source

Titanic - The Queen of the Ocean

From AllPosters.  Affiliate Link:
From AllPosters. Affiliate Link: | Source

Starboard Railing in 2004

Photo Credit: NOAA / Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island or NOAA—IFE/URI
Photo Credit: NOAA / Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island or NOAA—IFE/URI | Source

Luncheon Menu on the Titanic

Found at AllPosters.  (affiliate link follows)
Found at AllPosters. (affiliate link follows) | Source

RMS Titanic Grand Dining Room Luxury

Reproduced from an antique magic lantern slide.  Available in poster form at Zazzle, affiliate link follows
Reproduced from an antique magic lantern slide. Available in poster form at Zazzle, affiliate link follows | Source

Stöwer Titanic (colourized)

Willy Stöwer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Willy Stöwer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons | Source

RMS Titanic's reading and writing room

[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons | Source

VOTE for Your Favorite Picture - ( a poll - just for fun)

Which of the above prints would you most like to have?

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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.

April 14

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.

April 15

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.

Titanic 1000 Piece Puzzle
Titanic 1000 Piece Puzzle

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.

Cold Water

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.

n the public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
n the public domain, via Wikimedia Commons | Source

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.

in the public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
in the public domain, via Wikimedia Commons | Source

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.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown - Was Among the real life Titanic Passengers

Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown
Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown

Learn about the real life Molly Brown, in this biography written for youngsters ages 10to 14



Titanic had two sister ships:

RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic

Titanic Movies

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.

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)

(author's own photo)
(author's own photo) | Source

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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      5 years ago

      I have watched the movie and since then I find Titanic very fascinating. :)

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      6 years ago

      Great info on one of my favourite subjects, it is great to see all the info collected on one page. Sometimes it is hard to find interesting Titanic information, there certainly is a a lot to look at here. Thanks.

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      6 years ago

      Great stuff, excellent actually!

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      6 years ago

      The titanic is an amazing story that still captivates. (Not to mention the fact that the movie was fantastic!)

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      6 years ago

      It's not often that I go and see the same movie twice in a cinema, but in 1997 I did. It's a captivating story, and you've done a very good job with this lens.

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      6 years ago

      I honestly Can't get enough information on Titanic, I love to hear Fascinating News about this Ship!!

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      6 years ago

      Based on the print above, I'd guess that just one of the titanic's props was bigger than my whole boat!

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      6 years ago

      i have always found it interesting about the Titanic.It makes me sad about what happened that night.My daughter is learning about her and her sister ships in school and she loves it.

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      6 years ago

      A lovely tribute to the Titanic. My husband and I visited the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge last year. I highly recommend it!

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      6 years ago

      It's a fascinating story the one about Titanic. How many dreams and hopes.....

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Wonderful descriptions of the ship itself and how it was destroyed. Great lens on a memorable but sad day in history.

    • goldenrulecomics profile image


      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Very nice lens. We just got back from Nova Scotia, where the maritime museum in Halifax has an exhibition about the Titanic. I mention the Titanic in my lens but this is far more complete.

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      6 years ago

      Really good lens, well done! I like the pictures especially the white star line poster for the return journey and the propellors. I didn't know they made Titanic jigsaws

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      It is such a shame and arrogance to lose Titanic for a human error.

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      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      @firstcookbooklady: wow ... I can't say that I blame them a bit for the move!

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      Char Milbrett 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      My friend's mother and father in law survived the sinking. They lived in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Apparently, when the tornado sirens would sound, they would 'relive' the bad experience and soon moved from Minnetonka.

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      6 years ago

      Stunning pictures, some are very eerie - great lens!

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      Lisa Morris 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful pictures of the Titanic. Blessings.

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      6 years ago

      Enjoyed your article. It is a fascinating story.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Enjoyed the pictures here of the Titanic.

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      6 years ago

      Nice to stop by here again and see the pictures of the Titanic.

      What a story it has made for every generation to learn about. :)

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      6 years ago

      I am Titanic fans, Great ship. Nice Lens

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Great images; I am fascinated by the Titanic.

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      air ambulance s 

      6 years ago

      I didn't even know about Titanic's older sister! Great lens!!!

    • nikitakapoor profile image


      6 years ago

      great pics and facts! (:

      and if you look closely you can notice that some of them are drawings! :P

    • SellClean profile image


      6 years ago

      Great pictures and facts! Thanks for the interesting lens!

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      6 years ago

      I saw a lot of Titanic photos here today that I'd never seen before. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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      6 years ago

      Such a sad story for such a magnificent ship. It saddens me every time I read about it.

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      6 years ago

      Wonderful lens on the Titanic. This year marks 100 years! I will definitely pass this lens on to my Twitter followers and more!

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      6 years ago

      This is an awesome high quality lens. I love the way you explore almost every aspect of the ship. Nice work.

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      LivRiley LM 

      6 years ago

      Many years ago I went to the live Titanic Exibit which was touring. Actual artifacts/clothing/jewellery/wine bottles/dishes etc were all on dislplay. They also had full size state-rooms which were decorating as they were on the ship. It was very interesting yet very sad.

    • CruiseReady profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      @anonymous: I've never been to Branson, but that's a good reason to go.

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      6 years ago

      It's not only a story, but it's a legend that always be remember.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens! I used to live in Branson, MO, where they have a pretty massive museum inside a lifelike remake of half of the Titanic. The museum is wonderful. They have a lot of original items from the ship, including a few of the life jackets worn by actual survivors.

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      GOT LM 

      6 years ago

      Nice work on titanic.

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      acisni lm 

      6 years ago

      Great lens. I was born in Belfast where the Titanic was built - my grandfather worked on it! This year in Belfast there are huge celebrations taking place to commemorate her. A great new visitor center is about to open right beside the old dry dock where the ship was built. The history of the Titanic has always been very special to the people from Belfast. Did you know that nine men died during the building of the ship? - unfortunately that was about average for ships built at that time. Thanks for the lens!

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      Adele Jeunette 

      6 years ago

      Nice roundup of photos of information. I especially like the Molly Brown one. I live in Denver, so did some research on her for my lens.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens! I became very fascinated with the Titantic after seeing the movie. Thanks for sharing this. :)

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      Char Milbrett 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      my friend Arlene Snyder said that her mother and father in law were on the Titanic, and when they made it back home, every time the siren blew for warnings in their neighborhood, they would feel very panicked... finally ended up moving to a different location away from the siren. Nice lens!

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      6 years ago

      very informative

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      6 years ago

      I've always had a weird fascination with the Titanic. Can't wait for the 3D movie to come out. Blessed!

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      6 years ago

      Nice collections!

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      6 years ago

      OMG! You love to cruise, and you are writing a lens about the Titanic with an intro image of the great ship sinking! LOL Stunning images and great history, by the way! The map of the voyage is fascinating to me as well. I always thought the ship was much further north when it hit the iceberg and sank.

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      6 years ago

      really a great tragedy......

      but i love the movie

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      kevingomes13 lm 

      6 years ago

      I can't wait for titanic 3d to come out!

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      6 years ago from Australia

      A tragedy in such a beautiful era and then the Costa Concordia 100 years later.

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I didn't realize that Molly Brown's lifeboat was one of the two that went back; courageous lady! Also, that John Jacob Astor's pregnant wife survived. (The movie was long but it couldn't convey everything I suppose.)

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      6 years ago

      Titanic is one of the best movies of all time... well, that's my opinion :)

      Great lens!

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      6 years ago

      I love this lens, there is so much history here. And, your blue hearts titanic lens is so pretty. LOL Guess I'm just cruising by to say thank you! {{SquidHugs}}

    • CruiseReady profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      @TonyPayne: I look forward to seeing yours!

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      Tony Payne 

      6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Nicely done, blessed and a link added on my Titanic Movies lens. I had hoped to have in place already my lens about the Titanic centenary, since we live in Southampton where the great ship sailed from. Soon I hope, together with a different angle on the ship.

    • CruiseReady profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      @BodyLanguageExp: Congratulations on completing your course! I hope I'll see you on board one day.

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      6 years ago

      I have just finished a course to work on board ships! They have taught me lots on survival and boat safety so I hope for not being on a 'Titanic' one day. This is great lens, and Titanic taught the World very much.

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      6 years ago

      The video was a great add for this lens, because i was one that didn't know how the boat sank.

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      6 years ago

      @JoleneBelmain: Oh.... did I forget to mention.....


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      6 years ago

      it is so hard to believe that this will already be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic... so sad that so many people lost their lives that day, but at least we have learned something from that day, and make sure that everything is done where safety is concerned on other cruise ships.

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      6 years ago

      Wow, there was a lot of information in this lens. I learned so much here, thank you for sharing this.

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      6 years ago

      I have a little salt water in my veins and this lens was right up my alley !...fascinated with the Titanic...and congrats on 100 lenses !.

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      BusyMOM LM 

      6 years ago

      Great lens! Thoroughly enjoyed reading more about the history - especially about the sister ships.

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      6 years ago

      Imagine how something that happened so long ago still fascinates people today. The tragedy of Titanic was special.

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      6 years ago

      Loved the Titanic movie and the awesome pictures you have here.

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      flicker lm 

      6 years ago

      Interesting lens. Thanks.

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      6 years ago

      I've seen both of the "Titanic" movies several times, but the computer simulation is still hard to watch. What those people went through must have been horrific. Nice job on the lens.

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      6 years ago

      There are several cruise lines out there that are doing 100th Anniversary Memorial voyages for the upcoming Titanic anniversary. Azamara, Seabourn and Cruise and Maritime Voyages are all scheduling specialized voyages, some with period dress - all with moments of silence.

      It will be interesting to see as more and more of the historical information starts on TV, news and the web. Thanks for this piece.

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      It is a Lens to remember. Love it!

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      6 years ago

      I really enjoyed this Titanic tribute and photos. I don't know how many times I have watched the movie. Very sad how so many people died, it was horror at sea.

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      6 years ago

      I do love learning about history, even the tragic events that have happened, enjoyed my read on your lens today, thank you for it along with all the photos of this event.

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      6 years ago

      Mesmerizing how such a majestic craft could just 'go down' into history (in a plunge!)


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