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The TitanicTitanic 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.

Titanic highlights

Titanic (thumbnail)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.

Titanic aftermathSouthampton 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.

Titanic (thumbnail)The voyage
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.

Titanic aftermathThe aftermath
When news reached Southampton crowds gathered round the White Star Offices in Canute Road.

Downloadable documents:
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
Picture gallery
Places on interest
Titanic books
Titanic societies

Related links:
Maritime books and records at Southampton libraries
Books and other information on the Titanic
SeaCity Museum
Titanic at Portcities Southampton
Hantsphere heritage in place
The JASON project

Contact information:
023 8083 4563
Arts and Heritage, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LP

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