1912 : HEROIC CATHOLIC PRIESTS - R.M.S. TITANIC : ARRIVES SOUTHAMPTON JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT
|R.M.S.TITANIC ALONGSIDE SOUTHAMPTON AWAITING FULL CREW AND PASSENGERS|
Thursday 4th April, 1912 after travelling the 570 miles ( 917 Km) from Belfast to Southampton, in the early minutes of the morning, R.M.S. TITANIC comes alongside Berth 44 at the WHITE STAR DOCK. Southampton is ideally situated for ease of travel from London by the Passengers. Both they and the balance of the crew will come aboard on the following Wednesday 10th April,1912.
Our Heroic Priests, ignorant of the great challenge ahead of them are travelling toward embarkation, no doubt full of detailed arrangements to be finalised and hearts full of prayer for the success of their separate missions. Our young Irish Seminarian, with a keen interest in photography must be marvelling at the opportunities which will present themselves to his lens on this glamorous maiden voyage which will take him on his short journey to Queenstown ( Cobh now).