|BCS16SP||Titanic cover carried on board the memorial voyage - Unsigned||£25.00||Sold Out|
|BCS16SPS||Titanic cover carried on board the memorial voyage - Signed||£35.00||Sold Out|
Issue Date: 15/04/2012
Issue Name: Titanic Maiden Voyage Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Titanic, for better or for worse, marked a milestone in maritime travel, and to commemorate the centenary of her sinking we have produced a stunning set of covers. This cover will be sailed on the centenary memorial voyage, which on 15th April will sail over the wreck site!
Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage on Wednesday, 10 April 2012, calling at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown in southern Ireland before heading out across the Atlantic on course for New York. Titanic was built at a cost of around £1.5 million in Belfast, for the White Star shipping line. She was the largest passenger steamer of her day, weighing over 46,000 tons, and supposedly the most up-to-date. Special watertight compartments made her 'practically unsinkable', claimed the owners. They also advertised the luxurious First Class accommodation, with large state-rooms, a Parisian cafe, a swimming pool and restaurant.
Late on the night of Sunday 14 April she struck an iceberg and was holed below the waterline. Less than three hours later she sank. Only 705 people were rescued. The passengers on the Titanic have become as infamous as the sinking of the ship itself. While the tragic sinking would have bo doubt been met with shock, the tragedy was amplified by the large number of first class and notable Titanic passengers who perished in the disaster. There were 2228 people on board, 337 in first class, 285 in second class, 721 third class and 885 crew members.