May 31, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary launch of the “unsinkable” ship called the Titanic built in the shipyard of Harland and Wolff in Belfast, Ireland.
Titanic was launched in Belfast on May 31, 1911 which was set to sail for New York on April 10, 1912 having 2, 223 passengers on board where it accidentally hit and iceberg that caused the ship to sink.
In celebration of Titanic’s 100th anniversary launch, a religious service will be conducted at the docks including a flare at 1213 BST, the exact time of its launch.
According to reports, £7bn was invested in Titanic Quarter in Belfast and an interactive visitor centre which is set to open in 2012.
Exhibit about Titanic is being displayed at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum to run until August 31, 2011.
“No ship has gripped the world’s imagination like RMS Titanic,” says Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism in Ireland. “Her remarkable story begins at her birthplace in Belfast, and we highly recommend visitors to Belfast to discover the story of her creation through this exhibition.”