R.M.S. Titanic’s 100th anniversary of Belfast launch

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RMS Titanic in Drydock
RMS Titanic under construction at Belfast's Harland and Wolff Shipyards

Attending the 100th Anniversary of Titanic’s launch at Harland & Wolfe Shipyards was a most touching moment in time. Time actually slipped away as ceremonies took place adjacent to Titanic’s dry dock and slipway where she first entered the water. Elementary school kids were in attendance, wearing clothing and shipyard worker caps-circa 1911. At the exact instant of Titanic’s launch, horns blared and kids cheered for a minute and a half. Belfast will savor the hours and days throughout the centenary year of Titanic’s birth. The Titanica museum is now open and showcases actual artifacts, including clothing, china, letters, playing cards and more retrieved from the ocean floor.

Thomas Wilmer (center) records 100th anniversary ceremonies at Harland and Wolff Shipyards

We interviewed key personalities from Belfast who talked about the anniversary week, the new Titanica Museum as well as the 9 story tall Titanic Museum presently under construction, scheduled to open March 31, 2012.

Belfast-Titanic interpretive center at Harland & Wolff Shipyards
Belfast-Titanic interpretive center under construction