The launching of the Titanic  family photo
Photo provided courtesy of the United States Library of Congress.

The launching of the Titanic

This is a photo of the launching of the Titanic, said to be taken May 31, 1911 at Harland & Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland. While the Titanic was far from finished, this was her first time floating. Look at the propeller in proportion to the workers in the background.

TITANIC, to be launched
1 photographic print.
  • Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item.
  • George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
  • Bain Collection
  • Photographic prints--1910-1920.
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Photo taken at Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries, Belfast, Northern Ireland United Kingdom on