|BCS16ASP||Titanic Cover Carried Southampton to New York||£22.50||Limited Availability|
|BCS16ASPS||Titanic Cover Carried Southampton to New York signed Commodore Warwick||£27.50||Sold Out|
|BCS16ASPS2||Titanic Cover Carried Southampton to New York signed Dr Robert Ballard||£49.95||Sold Out|
Issue Date: 15/05/2012
Issue Name: Titanic Cover Carried Southampton to New York
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 this stunning cover. An alternative to our stunning limited edition commemorative cover, this cover features an alternative design and was carried on the centenary voyage from Southampton to New York, on the 15th of April, and sailed over the site of the wreck! Limited numbers are available signed by Commodore Warwick or Dr Robert Ballard.
100th Anniversary of the Sinking of RMS Titanic
Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage on Wednesday 10th April 1912, 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 by Harland and Wolff, for the White Star shipping line. She was the largest passenger steamer of her day weighing over 46,000 tons, and was the most modern and luxurious liner of her time. Special watertight compartments made her 'practically unsinkable', claimed her owners, who proudly advertised her luxurious First Class accommodation, comprising of large state rooms as well as a Parisian cafe, restaurant, swimming pool and even a gym.
Late on the night of Sunday the 14th April she struck an iceberg and was holed below the waterline and in less than three hours she sank with only 705 survivors. Titanic's passengers have become as infamous as the sinking if the ship itself. Women and children were ordered to board lifeboats first. One man, Daniel Buckley, even disguised himself as a woman to ensure his place on a lifeboat. Charles Joughin was the only person to survive the ice cold Atlantic water; he reportedly had been drinking! While the tragic sinking would have no doubt been met with shock, the tragedy was manifested by the large number of first class and notable Titanic passengers who perished in the ship's disaster. These included American millionaires Benjamin Guggenheim and J J Astor. In total there were 2228 people on board Titanic, 337 in first class, 285 in second class, 721 third class and 885 crew members.
Titanic was only rediscovered on the 14th July 1986, 74 years after it sank. Since the death of Millvina Dean on the 31st May 2009, there are no longer any living survivors of the Titanic tragedy. Millvina Dean was just 9 weeks old at the time of the sinking.