Titanic pulled away from White Star Dock in Southampton at the start of her maiden voyage on 10th April 1912. Five days later in the early hours of 15th April she sank with great loss of life after striking an iceberg. The disaster made headlines across the world and had a devastating effect on the people of Southampton. Most of the crew lived in the town and over 500 households lost at least one family member. Discover more about Southampton's Titanic story at SeaCity Museum today.
Some facts about the ship
Do you want to know more about the ship - read about the ship's provisions, facts and figures and the treacherous route, or find books about the Titanic.
Southampton in 1912
Southampton's maritime heritage was a very different place back in 1912. Read about the construction of Ocean Dock and its effect on the local economy.
Much has been written about the voyage. Find out what life was like on board for the crew and its passengers and read or listen to audio clips of first hand accounts. View crew and passenger lists online.
When news reached Southampton crowds gathered round the White Star Offices in Canute Road.
Full list of Southampton residents lost on the Titanic.
Other pages about the Titanic:
Exhibitions and collections
Life on board
News and first hand accounts
Places on interest
Maritime books and records at Southampton libraries
Books and other information on the Titanic
Titanic at Portcities Southampton
Hantsphere heritage in place
The JASON project
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