Titanic Belfast

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Niall O'Donnghaile, Lord Mayor of Belfast, discusses Belfast’s commemoration of the 100anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Between the years 1909 and 1911, Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard completed construction on the RMS Titanic. Belfast is remembering this tremendous vessel with the opening of a new museum, the Titanic Belfast.


Niall O'Donnghaile

Comments [5]

Mimi Cross from New Jersey

I'm convinced! Belfast, 2012. Please put me on the guest list!

Apr. 10 2012 01:10 PM
DK in BK

Leonard couldn’t have sound more disinterested. I’m glad his guest called him out on it.

Apr. 10 2012 01:01 PM
Amy from Manhattan

*Was* the Titanic fine when it left Belfast? I read in the NY Times science section some years ago that there was too much slag in the rivets & that was why the hull tore apart so extensively, & that the same kind of rivets were used in the Olympic & the Britannic, which also sank.

Apr. 10 2012 12:56 PM

It is my understanding, passed down from family members who were alive at the sailing of the Titanic, that nothing black was permitted on the ship, human or animal!

Apr. 10 2012 12:54 PM

Will there be an interactive exhibit where people can rearrange the deck chairs?

Apr. 10 2012 12:50 PM

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