These Real Titanic Photos Are More Riveting Than The Movie

8. Leaving Belfast

A picture of the RMS Titanic leaving Belfast with the help of tugboats. There are only two visible in the image, but there were actually five tugboats needed in order to guide the large vessel. This photo was taken during a sea trial, which is a testing phase towards the end of construction.

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9. The Crew of RMS Titanic

The crew of the RMS Titanic. The man with the white beard in the middle of the front row is Edward J. Smith, who was the Captain of the ship. It is rumored that the Titanic voyage was meant to be his last trip before retiring.

The other men featured are various officers and engineers, including the Chief Engineer.

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