26 February 1914

26th February 1914

On This Day

The ill-fated 48,158-ton passenger ship Britannic was launched at 11.20am today for the Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (White Star Line).

In the romance of modern shipbuilding achievements, the names of the White Star Line and Harland & Wolff are written in letters of gold’ wrote a commentator after the launch of Britannic, Britain's largest liner.

The citizens of Belfast honoured the great occasion by turning out in their thousands to witness the launch and despite the damp and overcast skies. 

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