August 11, 2014

A Voyage Back In Time

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August 2, 2014
aber-flyingtiger:

The Cunard ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 moored in Port Melbourne

aber-flyingtiger:

The Cunard ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 moored in Port Melbourne

August 1, 2014
electricnik:

Rms Olympic in dazzle paint during world war 1.
Source of photo, possibly Imperial War Museum.

electricnik:

Rms Olympic in dazzle paint during world war 1.

Source of photo, possibly Imperial War Museum.

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July 31, 2014
nicholassabalos:

Those were the days….
Classic Cunard Line poster from 1907….advertising the wonders of the new 20th Century age of high-speed, luxury liner steamship travel across the Atlantic Ocean….from the traditional, old world of Europe….to the vibrant and promising new world of America.
Ocean liners like RMS Lusitania and RMS Mauretania were, in fact, quantum leaps forward in engineering, service and unabashed luxury during the early years of the 20th Century.
»Note: The “Via Queenstown” mention at the bottom of the poster was of major historical importance. Queenstown (now known as Cobh), Ireland, was the departure point for millions of Irishmen who emigrated to America in search of a new and better life….most traveling deep in the lower-cost, lower-class sections of the multi-class grand ocean liners.

nicholassabalos:

Those were the days….

Classic Cunard Line poster from 1907….advertising the wonders of the new 20th Century age of high-speed, luxury liner steamship travel across the Atlantic Ocean….from the traditional, old world of Europe….to the vibrant and promising new world of America.

Ocean liners like RMS Lusitania and RMS Mauretania were, in fact, quantum leaps forward in engineering, service and unabashed luxury during the early years of the 20th Century.

»Note: The “Via Queenstown” mention at the bottom of the poster was of major historical importance. Queenstown (now known as Cobh), Ireland, was the departure point for millions of Irishmen who emigrated to America in search of a new and better life….most traveling deep in the lower-cost, lower-class sections of the multi-class grand ocean liners.

May 29, 2014

everythingrmstitanic:

On May 29, 1914, the RMS Empress of Ireland and the Storstad collided at around 2:00 am, on the St. Lawrence River near Rimouski, Quebec due to heavy fog. She was sailing from Quebec City to Liverpool. The Empress of Ireland quickly began taking on water, listing towards the starboard side; within a few minutes, it became impossible to launch any more lifeboats. 14 minutes after the collision, the Empress sunk, taking with her 1,012 of 1,477 aboard. 

April 10, 2014

102 years ago today Titanic set sail to New York

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March 20, 2014

titanic-honor-and-glory:

We have two major announcements!

Our first announcement: After a week or so of work, we’ve built up an official website. Here, you can explore a large amount of new content, including more in-game images, and a massive amount of behind the scenes information, including progress charts, story details, and EVEN CHARACTER IMAGES. Our website also includes a page of information about the ship with a lot of great tidbits about Titanic and her sisters.

Here’s our new official website link. Spread it around!

www.TitanicHG.com

More will come in time; we hope to eventually add a forum, and keep our blogs and content updating constantly. We will continue to keep Facebook and Tumblr up to date, but the website will always be the first place to find new things, and you’ll even find a lot of exclusive content there from here on.

Our second announcement: Now that Epic Games’ Unreal 4 game engine has been released publicly, we are happy to announce that we are now working with Unreal 4, and our recent in game images were all from the formerly exclusive Unreal 4. Some of the games you might be familiar with, like the Mass Effect, Bioshock, and Gears of War series use Unreal Engine.

Read about the switch here:

http://www.TitanicHG.com/tech-talk/

March 6, 2014

portholecruise:

Captain Kevin Oprey and his ship, Queen Mary 2, celebrating 10 years of oceanic service.

Photos by James Morgan. Congratulations, Cunard

March 1, 2014

magnificenttitanic:

Titanic Groups On Facebook!

If you’re on Facebook and you’re interested in any and every aspect of the Titanic, or her sister ships Olympic and Britannic, and you enjoy discussing these ships with others, then you should definitely join these groups.

The White Star Liners: Olympic - Titanic - Britannic

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheWhiteStarLiners/

A group dedicated to the trio of White Star Line liners to which Titanic belonged. Topics of discussion vary, usually focusing on the ships themselves and their history. The group has an active membership that includes some recognizable names in the Titanic community.

Titanic Historical Society, Inc. Official Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/THSOfficial/

The official Facebook group for the Titanic Historical Society.

Modeling the Olympic Class: Titanic, Olympic, and Britannic Recreated

https://www.facebook.com/groups/333333146703892/

A group I created specifically for models of the Olympic Class Liners. People can share both physical and virtual models, showing them as they’re built or finished, and discussing the process of modeling these ships and techniques used to do it.

The Titanic Bibliophile Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/472557412795286/

A group for collectors of Titanic books or those interested in such books, to discuss and share collections and books.

Titanic Passengers and Crew Research Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/133771430087305/

A group for the serious and in-depth discussion of Titanic’s passengers and crew and the history and stories that surround them.

Please Note:

  • Most or all of these groups are private or “closed”, meaning you must join them in order to view content and contribute.
  • Please follow the groups’ respective rules and guidelines for discussion and posting.
  • All groups have passionate and dedicated memberships, some of which include a number of notable Titanic/Olympic Class historians, researchers, and authors.

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February 26, 2014
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the launch of the HMHS Britannic.
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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the launch of the HMHS Britannic.

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