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"White Star Line: A Legacy of Triumphs and Tragedies" Step back in time to 1912

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: Advertisment for the White Star Line, 1876 (printed paper)

Advertisment for the White Star Line, 1876 (printed paper)
TPG440681 Advertisment for the White Star Line, 1876 (printed paper) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The RMS Titanic as she sailed from Southampton, England 1912

The RMS Titanic as she sailed from Southampton, England 1912

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: TITANIC: FIRST CLASS TICKET. First class ticket for the Titanic held by the Reverand Stuart Holden

TITANIC: FIRST CLASS TICKET. First class ticket for the Titanic held by the Reverand Stuart Holden, who never used the ticket because his wife became ill the day before the Titanic steamed off on its

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 1911

Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 1911
Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 20th September 1911. The collision took place as Olympic

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: White Star Line, Triple Screw, SS Olympic (litho)

White Star Line, Triple Screw, SS Olympic (litho)
5235377 White Star Line, Triple Screw, SS Olympic (litho) by Pansing, Fred (1844-1912); Private Collection; (add.info.: White Star Line, Triple Screw, SS Olympic)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: Titanic - 2nd Class Dinner Menu, 1912

Titanic - 2nd Class Dinner Menu, 1912. A 2nd Class dinner menu from RMS Titanic dated April 14, 1912. This was the date that Titanic struck the iceburg that caused her to sink

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: SS Olympic

SS Olympic

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: 1889 photograph - RMS Teutonic - from an album of images relating to the launch of

1889 photograph - RMS Teutonic - from an album of images relating to the launch of the vessel, which was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: Twin-Screw RMS Adriatic of the White Star Line, c1907

Twin-Screw RMS Adriatic of the White Star Line, c1907. RMS Adriatic was an ocean liner of the White Star Line. She was the fourth of a quartet of ships measuring over 20, 000 tons

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 1911

Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 1911
Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 20th September 1911. The collision took place as Olympic

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The RMS Olympic sister ship to the Titanic seen here arriving at Southampton docks

The RMS Olympic sister ship to the Titanic seen here arriving at Southampton docks The RMS Olympic was the first of the three sisters to be completed and was launched in 1911

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The sinking of the SS Arabic, First World War, 19 August 1915, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

The sinking of the SS Arabic, First World War, 19 August 1915, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
The sinking of the SS Arabic, First World War, 19 August 1915, (c1920). Germanys Submarine War: the torpedoing of the outward-bound White Star Liner Arabic off the Irish coast

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The RMS Titanic. Creator: Unknown

The RMS Titanic. Creator: Unknown
The RMS Titanic. Operated by the White Star Line, Titanic was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of her time, and thought to be unsinkable

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: RMS Queen Mary passing Cowes, Isle of Wight, August 1936. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

RMS Queen Mary passing Cowes, Isle of Wight, August 1936. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
RMS Queen Mary passing Cowes, Isle of Wight, August 1936. A policeman watches from the quay as the ocean liner Queen Mary passes the port of Cowes

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: M. V. Georgic, 1937

M. V. Georgic, 1937
M.V. Georgic, 1937. From The Story of Navigation. [The Imperial Tobacco Co. (Of Great Britain & Ireland), Ltd. 1937]

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: RMS Olympic, White Star Line ocean liner, 1911-1912. Artist: FGO Stuart

RMS Olympic, White Star Line ocean liner, 1911-1912. Artist: FGO Stuart
RMS Olympic, White Star Line ocean liner, 1911-1912. Launched in 1910, Olympic was the first of her class of ocean liners built for the White Star Line

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: RMS Majestic, White Star Line steamship, c1920s. Artist: Kingsway

RMS Majestic, White Star Line steamship, c1920s. Artist: Kingsway
RMS Majestic, White Star Line steamship, c1920s. Built in Germany as the SS Bismarck, this was the largest ship in the world when she was launched in 1914

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: Europe, United Kingom, England, Lancashire, Liverpool, The Three Graces

Europe, United Kingom, England, Lancashire, Liverpool, The Three Graces

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: 1889 photograph - RMS Teutonic - from an album of images relating to the launch of the vessel

1889 photograph - RMS Teutonic - from an album of images relating to the launch of the vessel, which was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: Your Holidays! Travel by the White Star Line, a poster advertising travel to United States

Your Holidays! Travel by the White Star Line, a poster advertising travel to United States and Canada, c
1197961 Your Holidays! Travel by the White Star Line, a poster advertising travel to United States and Canada, c.1927 (colour litho) by Mills

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: RMS Olympic

RMS Olympic. Lines plan (sheer plan, half-breadth plan). Includes dimensions

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: 12c S. S. Adriatic re-issue single, 1875. Creator: National Bank Note Company

12c S. S. Adriatic re-issue single, 1875. Creator: National Bank Note Company
12c S.S. Adriatic re-issue single, 1875. Unused; perf 12; without grill; In 1875, Post Office Department officials decided to exhibit samples of all previously issued stamps at the Centennial

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: White Star Line, showing the Teutonic at her Pier (b / w photo)

White Star Line, showing the Teutonic at her Pier (b / w photo)
5215086 White Star Line, showing the Teutonic at her Pier (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: White Star Line, showing the Teutonic at her Pier)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: First Class Staircase on RMS Olympic, 04 January 1912 (b / w photo)

First Class Staircase on RMS Olympic, 04 January 1912 (b / w photo)
UIG450890 First Class Staircase on RMS Olympic, 04 January 1912 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); (add.info)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: An aeroplane delivering a letter to a passenger on the transatlantic liner Olympic (colour litho)

An aeroplane delivering a letter to a passenger on the transatlantic liner Olympic (colour litho)
2779734 An aeroplane delivering a letter to a passenger on the transatlantic liner Olympic (colour litho) by French School

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The Screw Steam-Ship Adriatic, of the White Star Line, from Liverpool to New York (engraving)

The Screw Steam-Ship Adriatic, of the White Star Line, from Liverpool to New York (engraving)
1613678 The Screw Steam-Ship Adriatic, of the White Star Line, from Liverpool to New York (engraving) by Weedon, Edwin (1819-79); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Screw Steam-Ship Adriatic)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The Corner of the Table, 1904 (oil on canvas)

The Corner of the Table, 1904 (oil on canvas)
XCG26299 The Corner of the Table, 1904 (oil on canvas) by Chabas, Paul (1869-1937); 103x124 cm; Musee des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France; French, out of copyright

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: Bow of the RMS Olympic in the slip (b / w photo)

Bow of the RMS Olympic in the slip (b / w photo)
3104557 Bow of the RMS Olympic in the slip (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Bow of the RMS Olympic in the slip)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: RMS Titanic departing from Southanpton on her maiden voyage, April 5, 1912 (b / w photo)

RMS Titanic departing from Southanpton on her maiden voyage, April 5, 1912 (b / w photo)
DGC449521 RMS Titanic departing from Southanpton on her maiden voyage, April 5, 1912 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: RMS Titanic: 1st Class Dining Saloon on D-Deck, 1912 (b / w photo)

RMS Titanic: 1st Class Dining Saloon on D-Deck, 1912 (b / w photo)
DGC449520 RMS Titanic: 1st Class Dining Saloon on D-Deck, 1912 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: RMS Titanic being moved out of drydock to allow her sister ship, RMS Olympic

RMS Titanic being moved out of drydock to allow her sister ship, RMS Olympic
DGC449522 RMS Titanic being moved out of drydock to allow her sister ship, RMS Olympic, to have a propeller replaced, March 6, 1912 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: Stateroom B-58 onboard the Titanic, decorated in Louis XVI style, 1912 (b / w photo)

Stateroom B-58 onboard the Titanic, decorated in Louis XVI style, 1912 (b / w photo)
DGC449519 Stateroom B-58 onboard the Titanic, decorated in Louis XVI style, 1912 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The White Star Line, Royal and United States Mail Steamers (engraving)

The White Star Line, Royal and United States Mail Steamers (engraving)
2792330 The White Star Line, Royal and United States Mail Steamers (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The White Star Line)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The home of the Ismays, Dawpool, on the banks of the river Dee (b / w photo)

The home of the Ismays, Dawpool, on the banks of the river Dee (b / w photo)
3642032 The home of the Ismays, Dawpool, on the banks of the river Dee (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The home of the Ismays, Dawpool)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: Mr J Bruce Ismay (b / w photo)

Mr J Bruce Ismay (b / w photo)
3642026 Mr J Bruce Ismay (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mr J Bruce Ismay)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: RMS Queen Mary (b / w photo)

RMS Queen Mary (b / w photo)
3104548 RMS Queen Mary (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: RMS Queen Mary)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The Emigrant Ship, Victorian sheet music cover (colour litho)

The Emigrant Ship, Victorian sheet music cover (colour litho)
6030667 The Emigrant Ship, Victorian sheet music cover (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Emigrant Ship)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The Late Mr T H Ismay (engraving)

The Late Mr T H Ismay (engraving)
1043350 The Late Mr T H Ismay (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Late Mr T H Ismay, of the White Star Line)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The Largest Ship in the World, the Launch of the Steamer 'Oceanic'at Belfast (engraving)

The Largest Ship in the World, the Launch of the Steamer "Oceanic"at Belfast (engraving)
1051394 The Largest Ship in the World, the Launch of the Steamer " Oceanic" at Belfast (engraving) by Nash, Joseph (d.1922); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Largest Ship in the World)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The Emigrant Ship: A Musical Voyage, by Carl Reber (colour litho)

The Emigrant Ship: A Musical Voyage, by Carl Reber (colour litho)
3638967 The Emigrant Ship: A Musical Voyage, by Carl Reber (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Emigrant Ship: A Musical Voyage, by Carl Reber)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: Third clas dining room on the Celtic (b / w photo)

Third clas dining room on the Celtic (b / w photo)
3642029 Third clas dining room on the Celtic (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Third clas dining room on the Celtic)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The grand saloon of the White Star liner Celtic (b / w photo)

The grand saloon of the White Star liner Celtic (b / w photo)
3642028 The grand saloon of the White Star liner Celtic (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The grand saloon of the White Star liner Celtic)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: New Steam Ships (engraving)

New Steam Ships (engraving)
1057291 New Steam Ships (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: New Steam Ships. Illustration for The Graphic)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The Steam-Ship Atlantic, of the White Star Line, wrecked near Halifax, Nova Scotia (engraving)

The Steam-Ship Atlantic, of the White Star Line, wrecked near Halifax, Nova Scotia (engraving)
1105296 The Steam-Ship Atlantic, of the White Star Line, wrecked near Halifax, Nova Scotia (engraving) by Wells, J. (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Steam-Ship Atlantic)

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: The Former Crack liner ship Olympic proceeding up the River Tyne to Jarrow

The Former Crack liner ship Olympic proceeding up the River Tyne to Jarrow, where she is to broken up, Circa 1935

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: RMS Majestic, White Star Line, 1935. Creator: Unknown

RMS Majestic, White Star Line, 1935. Creator: Unknown
RMS Majestic, White Star Line, 1935. Ocean liner working on the North Atlantic run

Background imageWhite Star Line Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20122147

EyeUbiquitous_20122147
Ireland, County Antrim, Belfast, Titanic Quarter, Funnels of the restored SS Nomadic a former tender for the White Star Line shipping company that was once used to transfer mail and passengers to



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"White Star Line: A Legacy of Triumphs and Tragedies" Step back in time to 1912, as the magnificent RMS Titanic embarked on her maiden and fateful voyage from Southampton, England. This iconic vessel, belonging to the renowned White Star Line, was a symbol of opulence and luxury. Among those who held first-class tickets for this ill-fated journey was Reverend Stuart Holden. However, fate intervened when his wife fell ill just before departure day. Little did they know that their decision not to board would save their lives. It had a rich history even before the Titanic's tragic end. In 1889, another remarkable ship named RMS Teutonic graced the seas under its banner. Built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, this vessel set sail with great fanfare and marked an era of technological advancements for the company. However, not all moments were filled with celebration. The RMS Olympic suffered a devastating collision with HMS Hawke in 1911 while navigating through the Solent waters. A gaping hole torn into her hull served as a stark reminder of the dangers faced by these majestic ships. As we delve deeper into White Star Line's story, we discover glimpses of life onboard their vessels during different eras. A second-class dinner menu from 1912 offers us a taste of elegance enjoyed by passengers at sea. Beyond passenger ships like Titanic or Olympic lay other notable vessels such as SS Adriatic - twin-screwed marvels that traversed oceans under White Star Line's flag around 1907. Tragedy struck again during World War I when SS Arabic met its untimely demise on August 19th, 1915 – yet another somber chapter etched into this maritime legacy. But amidst triumphs and tragedies alike emerged M. V Georgic in 1937 – showcasing how White Star Line persevered despite adversity throughout its existence.