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Queenstown (Cobh)

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Queenstown (Cobh)
Re-named Cobh (pronounced Cove); this port in South West Ireland was Titanic’s last call before she headed out into the Atlantic.  Titanic anchored off Roches Point in Cork Harbour on Thursday 11th April to disembark a small number of passengers and to embark westbound passengers and load mail for America.

Titanic anchored from noon to 1.30pm and was serviced by the Liner Tenders America and Ireland operating from the Queenstown White Star Offices. Titanic did not reach its destination as she struck an Iceberg in the North Atlantic in position indicated as 41.46N 50.14W and sank in the early hours of April 15th with appalling loss of life. Of those on board some 1500 passengers and crew were lost. Just over 700 were saved in Lifeboats.

At Queenstown 8 people disembarked and 123 embarked. Only 44 of these were saved. The remains of the White Star Pier in the Town of Cobh are still visible alongside the White Star Line Ticket Office, which now houses a permanent visitor experience dedicated to the story of Titanic and the last passengers to join her on her maiden voyage.



A trail has been marked out around the town and guided walking tours are available. 

Today, the town of Cobh helps keep the memories and lessons of Titanic by preserving the original buildings, streets and piers associated with that time-frame of a century ago.

 

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Images of Cobh


 

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Just returned to Florida after a visit to Southern Ireland. Spent twodays in Cobh for two reasons. First; my interest in the Titanic Story and Second; My Grandfather was born in a house on Old street in about 1870. Met many interesting people. Also visited Passage West via the Ferry and Monkstown which has old Family connections. Stayed at the Commodore Hotel. Our room was overlooking the Waterfront.
Mike Archdeacon 01 August 2012
I,m sitting here on the anniversary of the sinking with tears in my eyes for the loss of all those poor souls who were aboard Titanic that fateful morning. I've been interested in this story for many, many years and still cant get to grips with it. I hope to visit Cobh in the near future as my hubby is Irish, from Mayo and I've not been so far south in Ireland yet. May all the souls of those lost R.I.P.
Sandie McLaughlin 15 April 2012
I,m sitting here on the anniversary of the sinking with tears in my eyes for the loss of all those poor souls who were aboard Titanic that fateful morning. I've been interested in this story for many, many years and still cant get to grips with it. I hope to visit Cobh in the near future as my hubby is Irish, from Mayo and I've not been so far south in Ireland yet. May all the souls of those lost R.I.P.
Sandie McLaughlin 15 April 2012
always had an interest in titanic looking forward to going to cobh and belfast in april to see some of the events that will be takeing place but to the people who lost there lives on that very cold and painfull night may they rest in peace.
matt jones 03 March 2012



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