Observances in Belfast include a choral requiem at the Anglican St. Anne's Cathedral and a nationally televised concert at the city's Waterfront Hall on Saturday, where thousands were expected to attend.
Southampton, England was the departure port for the ill-fated Titanic. The anniversary is being marked by an orchestra which will play composer Gavin Bryars' work "The Sinking of the Titanic".
Maritime Museum, Southampton
The Maritime Museum, Southampton hosts a permanent exhibition featuring the story of Titanic’s crew. Visitors can find out about the Titanic crew roles onboard and personal stories. The Museum has collections of audio of crew member’s memories of the night Titanic struck the iceberg and the consequences for them and their families.
At Sea in Atlantic
The MS Balmoral and Azamara Journey are enroute to the spot where Titanic sank (41°43'57"N, 49°56'49"W) where a memorial service will be held some 400 miles (640 kilometers) off the coast of Newfoundland. Miles Morgan Travel offered two cruises, Anniversary Cruise from New York on the Journey, and Memorial Cruise from Southampton on the Balmoral.
In 1912 "ship's time" was determined by predicting when the sun would be at its highest point and making that moment midday. On some vessels the clocks were constantly updated.
It is an outdated practice but to ensure that the memorial is held at exactly the right time, the Balmoral's clocks have been put back to four hours and 27 minutes before BST. That means the ship is now effectively on Titanic time.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, has a grim connection with the Titanic disaster. The White Star Line chartered several ships to assist in recovery efforts following the sinking of the Titanic. Two Halifax-based ships, the MacKay-Bennett and the Minia, were part of that recovery fleet. The ships' crews recovered 328 bodies, with 209 being returned to Halifax. The badly damaged or deteriorated bodies were buried at sea. Of the 119 buried at sea, 60 were unidentified at the time and 49 remain unidentified today.
On April 14th, watch live webcast of
Titanic Eve Night of the Bells
from 9:30pm to 12:30am AST.
On April 15, watch live webcast of
Titanic Spiritual Ceremony
from 3:00pm to 4:30pm AST.
- On April 14th, experience Titanic wireless messages in real time on Twitter
- Titanic events in Nova Scotia