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
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As part of a massive refurbishment project that will also include several new dining options, both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will be dry docked to allow for considerable enhancements to their current passenger accommodation. 540 more words
Title: SS St Louis
Photographer: Detroit Publishing Co.
This post marks the beginning of a new series on my blog, which I’m going to call Historic Ship (joining Historic Photo and Historic Painting). A great deal of my articles deal with a nautical theme, and I’ve done profiles of ships of various kinds before, such as… 694 more words