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Titanic on any Sunday...?

I was born in Belfast Northern Ireland (although I have lived in Lisburn just 9 miles up the road since my childhood)

However...it's Sunday afternoon and my wife and I decided to take a little visit to Belfast to have a look at the birthplace of The most famous Ship ever built.....the Titanic..!

It was built at Harland and Wolff Shipyards (Belfast) ....started in March 1909...and finished May 1911.

There is a great visitor centre there and adjacent to it is the Hamilton Dock where the last surviving 'White Star Line' ship in existence "The Nomadic" resides....! (It was the supply vessel to the Titanic)

It was built in there in 1910 on slipway 1 (yard number 422) alongside RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic which were constructed on slipways 2 and 3 respectively

The Hamilton Graving Dry Dock in which it resides was built between 1864~1867..

Just in front of the 'Nomadic' is a vessel called the 'Caisson'.....this was built to have a profile the shape of a ships hull and was used as a "Gate" to block off the dock while the ships were under construction...

It was built in 1867.....

Workers used the wooden walkway in its top as access to either side of the dock during construction of the Ships....and it is one the oldest remaining Harland and Wolff constructions.

We didn't go into the exhibition of the Titanic...or board the Nomadic...but will do so on another day...although I did take one shot as you would board it..

Anyway here are some photos which should give you a flavour...



































Compare the size of the Titanic with that of the Nomadic alongside it...!!



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Very cool. Thanks for sharing Brian.
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That's on my bucket list Brian and it will be done soon, thank you for the photos and brief history lesson.
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Most famous?..... Don't think so
In no particular order:
HMS Victory, Admiral Nelson's ship
Cutty Sark, one of the last Tea Clippers
USS Constitution, oldest Commissioned Navy ship
HMS Hood, pride of the British Navy
Queen Anne's Revenge, terror of the West Indies and Eastern US coast under the pirate Black Beard
Argo, Jason and the Argonauts
KMS Bismarck
Flying Cloud, Clipper ship, set a New York to San Francisco record that stood for over 100 years
HMS Bounty
Nuestra Senora de Atocha, the richest of the Spanish galleons ever found, and they looked for her for 400 years

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Google is a wonderful thing Noel...??

Top 10 Most Famous Ships in History - Toptenz.net

I am not interested in turning my thread into a "contest".!!

I just posted it as interest to "the collective"...

Thank you for your contribution...

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awesome pic's thx

even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while!!
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Nice pix, thanks Brian....I will wager (particularly since the movie) that more people know the story of the Titanic then any of the other "Top Ten" listed. Makes it pretty damn famous (or infamous) in my mind.

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Nice pix, thanks Brian....I will wager (particularly since the movie) that more people know the story of the Titanic then any of the other "Top Ten" listed. Makes it pretty damn famous (or infamous) in my mind.
Which movie Ed..? "A Night to remember"...."Raise the Titanic"...or "Titanic" (with DiCaprio and Winslett..etc) ...or The documentaries of its discovery by Dr Robert Ballard.....?

Anyway ..Thank you....

Regarding the Titanic...there are also some pretty cool murals painted on the street walls of the local neighbourhood...
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Which movie Ed..? "A Night to remember"...."Raise the Titanic"...or "Titanic" (with DiCaprio and Winslett..etc) ...or The documentaries of its discovery by Dr Robert Ballard.....?

Anyway ..Thank you....

Regarding the Titanic...there are also some pretty cool murals painted on the street walls of the local neighbourhood...
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The Academy Award winning movie ...... of course. Really a good flick, don't you think??

Looks like a place I need to visit...... Thanks for posting the additional pics.

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Nice post Brian.
The last mural is very nice.
I always associated Titanic with Liverpool and I mistakenly thought that it was built there.

Nevertheless,

Titanic connections to Liverpool

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/visit/floor-plan/titanic/liverpool.aspx


From crew to crockery: Liverpool's links to the Titanic - BBC News

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