Tragic Waste

If only they had known…On March 31, 1909 workers gathered at Harland and Wolff Shipyard in Belfast to begin construction of the largest, most luxurious ship in the world: RMS Titanic. In just over three years, all their blood, sweat, tears and hard work would be at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Titanic was the second of three planned sister ships, which were conceived … Continue reading Tragic Waste


Hoping for better luck this time, on February 26, 1914 White Star Line launched its third and largest Olympic-class ship: Britannic, sister to the Titanic. Unfortunately for Britannic, a few other things happened in 1914, most notably, the start of World War I. The ship, designed for the transatlantic passenger trade, was instead made into a hospital ship and was sent to the Middle East. … Continue reading Britannic