September 10, 2016

This Is the Last Known Photo of the Titanic Afloat, April 12th, 1912

This photograph is the last known picture of the RMS Titanic on the surface of the ocean. It was taken April 12, 1912 by a Jesuit priest who had sailed from England to Ireland on the first leg of Titanic's last voyage.


This image captures the majestic ship as it leaves Queenstown (later called Cobh) headed westwards towards New York. Three days after the photo was taken, 1,514 people would perish after the Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.






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