This image captures the Titanic registered in Liverpool as she steams across the Atlantic on her ill-fated maiden voyage. Most customers choose this image because of its vibrant pinks and purples, but if you look closely you can make out the funnels and columns of steam rising up the two central columns, as the steamer races towards America.
Titanic never came to Liverpool she was built in the Haarland and Wolff yard in Belfast, and set sail from Southampton, after bad weather forced the cancellation of her visit to Liverpool but this was her home port, as a White Star Line ship. Albion House, the White Star Line headquarters, from which the roll call of the ships 1,517 dead were announced, is just along the Strand from the Pier Head and Three Graces.
Titanic was a tragedy for the city of Liverpool. More than 90 of the ships 892-strong crew were from the city, including lookout Fred Fleet, who spotted the iceberg. The service corridor running along E deck was nicknamed Scotland Road, after north Liverpools bustling thoroughfare.