In Memory of Titanic

By Curious

In Memory of Titanic - where everything began...
100 years to the minute after the Titanic slipped its moorings in Southampton, England, for its maiden voyage, a recording of the vessel's whistle broke a minute’s silence at the dockside on Tuesday as the town remembered the ship liner and the 1,500 passengers and crew members who perished in her sinking off Newfoundland on April 15, 1912.
These who gathered alongside berth 43/44, where the Titanic picked up lots of the roughly 2,225 passengers and crew members who began the trans-Atlantic voyage, included the families of many people who died. City officials told that of the roughly 900 crew members, about 685 of them from Southampton, 538 have lost their lives. Many of their relatives were in tears at the commemoration.
The Belfast-built liner went from Southampton to dock briefly at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown in Ireland, now Cobh, before crossing the ocean en route to New York and striking the iceberg that "killed" her.