The Launch of Titanic
31st May 1911; the launching of Titanic was a momentous occasion, with an estimated 100,000 people (one third of the city’s population) turning out to watch.
As the visitor exits the Shipyard Ride, they will be faced with an impressive sight: a large window looking straight down the actual slipways on which both the Titanic and the Olympic once rested. The window is fitted with state-of-the-art glass containing electrodes that switch from the normal view to a superimposed image of the Titanic on the slipways.This extraordinary recreation offers a unique vision of how the ship would have appeared sitting on the slipway and gives the visitor an intense and authentic perspective that cannot be matched elsewhere.
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Gallery 3: Normal view of actual slipways
Gallery 3: View with Titanic superimposed