RMS Titanic. Southampton Remembers
Royal Mail Ship Titanic was on her maiden voyage from Southampton when, on the night of 14th April 1912, she was struck by an iceberg. The ship sank in the early hours of 15th April with a loss of 1496 lives. There were 712 survivors.
The City of Southampton was plunged into mourning. 724 of the lost crew members came from the area; in one school half the children lost their father, who was the only breadwinnner.
Southampton remembers those who died.
This year banners, like the one I have pictured, hang from lamp posts throughout the city.
On April 15th there will be a service at the Engineers Memorial; wreaths will be laid there and at other memorials in the city ~ to engineers, firemen, stewards, musicians.
Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery will lay individual floral tributes on those memorials bearing a Titanic inscription.
This is the Southampton Memorial site Southampton Remembers
The BBC has several pages containing information and emotional anecdotes BBC Titanic pagesEncyclopaedia Titanica
offers a biography of every person who was on board the vessel, as well as a huge amount of other information.Titanic.com
offers information not only about the Titanic, but also the White Star Line, Harland and Wolf and other related subjects.
It was raining when I took this picture.
We have visitors until 15th April