HMHS Britannic Centenary Memorial Event

BRITANNIC 100  Commemorating the Centenary of the Sinking of HMHS Britannic November 2016 marks the centenary of the sinking of His Majesty’s Hospital Ship Britannic – the biggest single ship sunk in World War One. Striking a mine off Greece while acting as a hospital ship, she sank in 55 minutes with the loss of […]

Titanic Crew Window design competition

The Society is delighted to announce a significant milestone has been reached in its aspiration to help install the first-ever stained glass window dedicated to the crew of the RMS Titanic.  On 7th September, the Worship Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass launched its 2016 Stevens Architectural Glass Competition with the objective to attract […]

New York Pier 54 Archway preserved

The New York Pier 54 Archway is to be preserved in situ.  Full details are available in the ‘Response to comments’ document here: http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/assets/content/general/Pier_54_RTC_2015-02-10.pdf (p39). The response to comment 72 (p41) states “HRPT [Hudson River Park Trust] agrees that the arch is an important legacy that should be retained and it will be as part of the […]

‘The man who left the Titanic’ performance on board the Cutty Sark

The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is hosting the play The man who left the Titanic written by Patrick Pryor and performed by Isosceles (Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden) on Saturday, March 28th at 19:45. The play deals with the last hours of the Titanic, and the aftermath of J. Bruce Ismay’s decision to step into a […]

‘SOS Titanic’ & ‘Titanic’ actor David Warner offers support to crew window appeal

As fundraising for the St. Mary’s Church memorial crew window gathers apace, Emmy Award winning film actor, David Warner has offered his full support to the project.  Known for many roles on the big and small screen, David is one of the very few actors to have appeared in two Titanic movies; firstly, portraying second […]

Important Announcement: Pier 54 heritage threat

The British Titanic Society has been contacted by the Titanic International Society proposing an emergency joint venture to protect an iconic part of New York’s Titanic heritage. On 18 November, it was announced in New York City that the remains of historic Pier 54, where Titanic’s survivors were landed, will be demolished as part of […]

Display of Titanic launch pictures

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum are displaying an album of rare images of Titanic and Olympic. The images show Titanic’s launch and departure from Belfast, and passenger life aboard the Olympic from the same time. Some of the images are available here on the Guardian website, and the museum opening details are here on their […]

Titanic dining room recreated

John Siggins, a BTS member who regularly exhibits at the annual BTS convention, has created a Titanic dining room as part of an outdoor museum in his shed – read all about it in the Derby Telegraph here. John’s shed also featured in the Channel 4 program ‘Amazing spaces shed of the year’ in Episode […]