Titanic: 100 Years: Launch

I am going to try and follow the Titanic‘s 100th anniversary which is taking place from now until April 15, 2012.

One hundred years ago today, on May 31, 1911, the Titanic was launched from the Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.  Titanic was then moved dry dock to be fitted-out.  Workers used 22 tons of tallow and soap to lubricate the slipway.  The event lasted a little over a minute.  Titanic was not christened, a policy of the shipyard, and many blame that fact for the sinking of the ship.

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