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Published on Jun 30, 2015
THE TITANIC DISASTER - NO SOUND
The RMS Titanic about to leave Belfast Lough for Southampton 2nd April, 1912. Captain Smith on the bridge of the Olympic. General scenes in the area in which the Titanic sank - icebergs and icefloes near the scene. The yacht "Mary Scully" going out to meet the "Carpathia" at sea. The Carpathia nearing New York with survivors. Shots of ship and Captain Rostrum. Some of the crew of the Titanic - Quarter Master Hitchins - who went down with the ship but was later picked up. Father Hogue, a passenger of the Carpathia who first sighted the Titanic lifeboats. Various shots of crews being interviewed by reporters. Crowds of people outside the "White Star" offcies in New York awaiting news. Scenes at the dock the morning after the Carpathia's arrival. Shot of Marconi who marvellous discovery [radio] helped to save over 700 lives. "Mackay Bennett" leaving Halifax to take part in the search.
Note: the footage of the Titanic in Belfast Lough is the only known surviving footage of the Titanic.