Last night, with a little help from my neighbour John I reverse my bike into my little green shed for an easy exit in the morning. 725 more words
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#OTD in 1912 – The Titanic, the world’s largest ship built at Belfast’s, Harland and Wolfe, hit an iceberg at 23:40.
Just before midnight in the North Atlantic, the RMS Titanic failed to divert its course from an iceberg, rupturing its hull, began to sink.
The Titanic was designed by the Irish shipbuilder William Pirrie and spanned 883 feet from stern to bow. 104 more words
At 7.30am, Captain Edward J. Smith boards Titanic with full crew. Third class passengers embarked at 9.30, followed by second and first class. Titanic sets sail from Southampton at noon heading for Cherbourg. 673 more words
Soon after noon on Wednesday, April 10th 1912, the ropes that had shackled the awesome bulk of RMS Titanic to her Southampton berth for a week were shrugged off like so many sodden strands, her trio of giant propellers kicked up the mud and sand of the River Itchen and, under the careful husbandry of six local tugs, the biggest moving object on the face of the planet began to inch gingerly forward to the cheers of a large crowd, gathered on the quayside. 1,293 more words