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The photographs on this page were taken Cdr. Bill Wilson on a visit to Belfast in 2011, during the celebrations to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Titanic's launch.

All photos are © Cdr. Bill Wilson and may not be used without his permission.

 

Belfast 2011
Looking up Slipway 3 to the Titanic Belfast world-class visitor attraction launching April 2012.
Belfast 2011
Seaward end of Slipway 3 where Titanic was launched into the River Lagan on May 31, 1911.
Belfast 2011
Goliath one of two huge German built Harland and Wolff overhead cranes.
Belfast 2011
Harland & Wolff drawing office where Titanic's plans were drawn. It too is undergoing renovation.
Belfast 2011
Street entrance to H & W drawing office.
Belfast 2011
Thompson dry dock. There is a mock up of a 6 foot man at the lower right side bottom to show its size. The Thompson Dry Dock was Titanic's last footprint on land.
Belfast 2011
The inside of the Thompson Pump house showing the machinery. There is now a nice cafe and gift shop in the Pump House.
Belfast 2011
Titanic Belfast world-class visitor center launching April 2012. It resembles three ship's bows.
Belfast 2011
Cdr Bill Wilson aboard Nomadic which is undergoing extensive renovation. Nomadic is the last Harland and Wolff vessel in existence.
Belfast 2011
A section of the interior of Nomadic which was used as a theater when owned by the French.
Belfast 2011
A portion of the First class area onboard Nomadic.
Belfast 2011
Interior of Nomadic showing hull construction. Almost total renovations of this vessel continues and the completion date has been extended due to deterioration being found as new sections are being renovated.
Belfast 2011
Titanic Belfast world-class visitor cent er being constructed for an April 2012 launching.
Belfast 2011
The crowd at the seaward end of Slipway 3 from the River Lagan during the celebration of the launching of RMS Titanic.
Belfast 2011
A flare shot high into the sky at the time RMS Titanic was launched at 12:13P.M. on May 31, 1911.
Belfast 2011
A view of several of the original steam cranes used to build RMS Titanic. Plans are to also renovate them.
Belfast 2011
The MV Mona arriving at the Pump house cafe for lunch following the launching ceremony. She was the lead vessel in the many vessel parade on the River Lagan during the celebration.
Belfast 2011
Model of RMS Titanic sinking on display at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
Belfast 2011
Another model of RMS Titanic sinking at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum with some of the lifeboats in the water.

 

All photos are © Cdr. Bill Wilson and may not be used without his permission.



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