The Oldest Footage Of Titanic Is Heartbreaking

Genuine & authenticated. Several Titanic experts have confirmed this stunning footage as the OLDEST AND ONLY known remaining film of Titanic above water. Combined with footage from the wreck – utterly beautiful and heartbreaking.

More than a century has passed since the great ship Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on the early morning of 15 April 1912.

Ever since, the demand for any footage of the ship has been high.  Several films from around 1912 claim to show Titanic before her maiden voyage, while they in fact feature her sister ship, the Olympic.

At least 5 genuine films of Titanic were made, but to date only one survives, ‘Titanic Leaving Belfast Loch For Southampton’.

We consulted the experts to authenticate the following footage as the only known remaining film of Titanic above water.

 

“This footage is indeed the only known film of Titanic (at present at least).”

– Dr. Rudi Newman PhD, Hon. Secretary, British Titanic Society

“…the only genuine Titanic footage still in existence.”

– Charles Haas, President, Titanic International Society, Inc.

 

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‘Titanic Leaving Belfast Loch For Southampton’

The film was produced in 1912 by an unknown production company. The footage was shot at the Harland and Wolff shipyard on Saturday the 3rd of February 1912. The title is somewhat misleading, as the film actually shows Titanic entering the Thompson Graving Dock in Belfast prior to final modifications (such as enclosing the forward A Deck).

This is known because as she is unpainted in the footage and the promenade windows on A-deck are not yet enclosed.

“…Titanic was entering the drydock.”

– Tom Lynskey, Director, Titanic: Honor and Glory

 

 

Titanic facts

What year did the titanic sink?

1912

 

Where did the titanic sink?

In the North Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, about 715 miles/1,151 km from Halifax.

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How many people died on the Titanic?

More than 1,500 passengers and crew.

 

How many people survived the Titanic?

Around 700. This photo shows the rescue of the last life boat to leave Titanic.

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Is the 1997 Titanic movie accurate?

More of the core facts about the ship are correct, but many of the characters in the movie never existed.

 

What is the Heart Of The Ocean?

A fictional blue diamond that appears in the 1997 film.

 

Where was the Titanic built?

Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland

 

How big was the titanic?

Length: 882 feet 9 inches (269.06 m)

Width: maximum 92 feet 6 inches (28.19 m).

Height: from keel to top of the bridge – 104 feet (32 m).

Weight: 46,328 gross register tons.

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Which was Titanic’s sister ship?

Olympic, an almost identical ship.

 

When was Titanic found?

On 1 September 1985 by Robert Ballard.

 

Who was the Titanic captain?

Edward Smith

 

Did he survive?

No.

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With thanks to the experts

James Delgado, Director of Maritime Heritage, NOAA

Charles Haas, President, Titanic International Society, Inc.

Dr. Rudi Newman, PhD, Hon. Secretary, British Titanic Society

Tom Lynskey, Director, Titanic: Honor and Glory

William Brower, Author, Titanic Historical Consultant

British Pathé

Joshua Noble, Historical Consultant