The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum's

Titanic Photographic Archive

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TITANIC was built in Harland and Wolff Ltd’s Queen’s Island shipyard in Belfast for the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, commonly known as the White Star Line. She was registered at 46,328 gross tons with a length of 852.5 feet and at the time was the largest ship ever built. After launch on 31st May 1911, she was completed and delivered on 2nd April 1912 to her owners. On 10th April 1912 TITANIC sailed from Southampton for New York, calling at Cherbourg in Northern France and Queenstown (now known as Cobh) on the south coast of Ireland. On the night of 14th April, south of the Grand Banks, TITANIC struck an ice-berg. By 02.20am on the 15th April 1912 TITANIC had sunk with a loss of 1,503 lives. Only 703 were saved.

 

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum has within its Photographic Archive what is probably the worlds largest and most important collection of photographic negatives relating to this ill-fated liner which has passed into both maritime history and international folklore. These photographs can now be exclusively purchased on-line at Poni-express.com.

 

Prints of the following photographs are available from negatives made for HARLAND AND WOLFF Ltd. (the builders) by Robert J Welch.

H1330 8-May-1909 DOUBLE BOTTOM AND INITIAL PLATING OF TANK TOP OF OLYMPIC, WITH KEEL OF TITANIC LAID ON No.3 SLIP
H1331 8-May-1909 

DOUBLE BOTTOM AND INITIAL PLATING OF TANK TOP OF OLYMPIC, WITH KEEL OF TITANIC LAID ON No.3 SLIP, VIEW FROM VICTORIA CHANNEL ROAD

H1332 8-May-1909 

PLATING TANK TOP OF OLYMPIC WITH ERECTED AFT END FRAMES IN BACKGROUND.  BOTTOM OF TITANIC ON No3 SLIP

H1332A 8-May-1909 

PLATING TANK TOP OF OLYMPIC WITH ERECTED AFT END FRAMES IN BACKGROUND. BOTTOM OF TITANIC ON No3 SLIP

H1333 8-May-1909 

PLATING TANK TOP OF OLYMPIC WITH ERECTED AFT END FRAMES IN BACKGROUND. BOTTOM OF TITANIC ON No3 SLIP

H1440 Oct-1910 

PORT BOW VIEW OF OLYMPIC ON SLIP PRIOR TO LAUNCH, WITH TITANIC SHELL PLATED ON No3 SLIP

H1555 May-1911 

QUEEN'S ROAD WITH SHIPYARD MEN LEAVING WORK, TITANIC IN BACKGROUND

H1557 May-1911        

FITTING STARBOARD TAIL SHAFT PRIOR TO LAUNCH

H1558 31-May-1911 

LAUNCH; PORT STERN ENTERING WATER

H1559 31-May-1911 

LAUNCH; PORT STERN ENTERING WATER

H1560 May-1911       

PORT BOW VIEW ON No3 SLIP IN PREPARATION FOR LAUNCH

H1561 May-1911       

PORT BOW VIEW ON No3 SLIP IN PREPARATION FOR LAUNCH

H1561A May-1911       

PORT BOW VIEW ON No3 SLIP IN PREPARATION FOR LAUNCH

H1566 May-1911         

HYDRAULIC LAUNCH RAMS BELOW PORT BOW

H1568 May-1911         

PORT STERN VIEW ON SLIP PRIOR TO LAUNCH

H1569 31-May-1911 

PORT BOW 3/4 PROFILE AFLOAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER LAUNCH

H1569A 31-May-1911 

PORT BOW 3/4 PROFILE AFLOAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER LAUNCH

H1637 March-1912 

STARBOARD BOW VIEW OF OLYMPIC ENTERING THOMPSON GRAVING DOCK WITH STARBOARD BOW 3/4 PROFILE OF TITANIC OUTFITTING

H1710 May-1911        

TITANIC’S TWO MAIN ENGINES NEAR COMPLETION IN ENGINE WORKS ERECTING SHOP

H1711 May-1911       

END VIEW OF PORT MAIN ENGINE NEAR COMPLETION IN ENGINE WORKS ERECTING SHOP

H1712 Sept-1911         

PORT BOW 3/4 PROFILE AT OUTFITTING JETTY, WITH FUNNELS UP, BUT UNPAINTED

H1713 Oct-1911            

PORT NEAR PROFILE DURING OUTFITTING AT THOMPSON DEEPWATER WHARF

H1721 2-April-1912 

STARBOARD STERN VIEW OF COMPLETED SHIP IN BELFAST LOUGH WITH TUGS

H1722 2-April-1912 

PORT PROFILE OF COMPLETED SHIP IN BELFAST LOUGH WITH TUGS

H1723 2-April-1912 

STERN VIEW OF COMPLETED SHIP IN BELFAST LOUGH WITH TUGS

H1724 March-1912 

FIRST CLASS SUITE BEDROOM 'B57'

H1725 March-1912 

FIRST CLASS SUITE BEDROOM 'B59’

H1726 March-1912 

FIRST CLASS SUITE BEDROOM 'B60’

H1728 March-1912 

FIRST CLASS SUITE BEDROOM 'B58’

H1729 March-1912 

FIRST CLASS SUITE BEDROOM 'B64’

H1730 March-1912 

FIRST CLASS GYMNASIUM

H1732 March-1912 

FIRST CLASS SUITE BEDROOM 'B59’

H1733 March-1912 

FIRST CLASS CAFÉ PARISIENNE ON ‘B’ DECK

H2377 April-1910         

STARBOARD VIEW OF TITANIC FULLY FRAMED WITH OLYMPIC FULLY PLATED ALONGSIDE

H2378 April-1910         

STARBOARD PROFILE OF BUILDER'S MODEL, WITHOUT CASE, IDENTIFIED ON THE NEGATIVE AS 'OLYMPIC AND TITANIC', BUT AS 'OLYMPIC' ON THE MODEL

H2379 April-1910         

STARBOARD BOW VIEW OF BUILDER'S MODEL, WITHOUT CASE, IDENTIFIED ON THE NEGATIVE AS 'OLYMPIC AND TITANIC', BUT AS 'OLYMPIC' ON THE MODEL

H2383 April-1910         

STARBOARD BOW VIEW OF BUILDER'S MODEL, WITHOUT CASE, IDENTIFIED ON THE NEGATIVE AS 'OLYMPIC AND TITANIC', BUT AS 'OLYMPIC' ON THE MODEL

H2384 April-1910         

STARBOARD STERN VIEW OF BUILDER'S MODEL, WITHOUT CASE, IDENTIFIED ON THE NEGATIVE AS 'OLYMPIC AND TITANIC', BUT AS 'OLYMPIC' ON THE MODEL

H2385 April-1910         

STARBOARD PROFILE OF BUILDER'S MODEL, WITHOUT CASE, IDENTIFIED ON THE NEGATIVE   AS 'OLYMPIC AND TITANIC', BUT AS 'OLYMPIC' ON THE MODEL

H2386 April-1910         

STARBOARD BOW VIEW OF BUILDER'S MODEL, WITHOUT CASE, IDENTIFIED ON THE NEGATIVE AS 'OLYMPIC AND TITANIC', BUT AS 'OLYMPIC' ON THE MODEL

H2387 April-1910    

STARBOARD BOW VIEW OF BUILDER'S MODEL, WITHOUT CASE, IDENTIFIED ON THE  NEGATIVE AS 'OLYMPIC AND TITANIC', BUT AS 'OLYMPIC' ON THE MODEL

H2396 16-Aug-1909 

UPPER PART OF STERN FRAME IN POSITION

H2401 April-1910    

BUILDER'S CASED MODEL OF 'OLYMPIC / TITANIC' WITH SIGN - THE LARGEST SHIP IN THE WORLD

H2402 April-1910         

BUILDER'S CASED MODEL OF 'OLYMPIC / TITANIC' WITH SIGN - THE LARGEST SHIP IN THE  WORLD

H2423 Oct-1910         

GENERAL VIEW OF INTERNAL CONSTRUCTION ARRANGEMENT WITH GANTRY OVERHEAD

 

The following are available only as 10"x12" contact prints

401-A 

ARTIST’S IMPRESSION: SECOND CLASS STATE ROOM

401-B 

ARTIST’S IMPRESSION: PROMENADE DECK

401-C 

ARTIST’S IMPRESSION: ENSUITE BATHROOM

401-D 

ARTIST’S IMPRESSION: ELEVATOR TERMINUS

401-E 

ARTIST’S IMPRESSION: SECOND CLASS PROMENADE DECK

 

These three photographs were taken by William Alfred Green

wag 2079 undated 

OLYMPIC & TITANIC IN SLIPWAYS QUEEN’S YARD

wag 3191 undated 

OLYMPIC & TITANIC IN SLIPWAYS QUEEN’S YARD

wag 3734 undated TITANIC IN SLIPS, SEEN FROM ALBERT QUAY ACROSS RIVER LAGAN
 

During her stay in Southampton in April 1912 the following were taken

courtney #1 7-April-1912 

TITANIC AT SOUTHAMPTON

courtney #2 7-April-1912 

TITANIC AT SOUTHAMPTON

courtney #3 7-April-1912 

TITANIC AT SOUTHAMPTON (broken plate)

courtney #4 10-April-1912 

TITANIC LEAVING SOUTHAMPTON

courtney #5 10-April-1912 

TITANIC AT WHARF SOUTHAMPTON

courtney #6 10-April-1912 

TITANIC: LETTING-GO THE LAST ROPE AT SOUTHAMPTON

courtney #7 10-April-1912 

TITANIC LEAVING SOUTHAMPTON

courtney #8 10-April-1912 

TITANIC TIED UP AT SOUTHAMPTON

courtney #9 10-April-1912 

TITANIC LEAVING SOUTHAMPTON (same as courtney #4)

courtney #11 undated 

UNVEILING THE TITANIC MEMORIAL IN SOUTHAMPTON

 

Finally this photograph is from one of the museum’s miscellaneous small collections

MS 503 undated 

AT FITTING-OUT WHARF WITH THREE OUT OF FOUR FUNNELS FITTED

 Larger sizes can quoted for. If any of these photographs are to be published or otherwise reproduced, a reproduction fee is payable and details of this can be supplied on request.

Copyright remains the property of Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

For more information on other sizes of prints available, or on reproduction fees contact Kenneth Anderson at above address or e-mail.

Prices  may be reviewed.

 

 

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