British Titanic Society host convention in Cobh.

17 April 2021

Cobh Animation Team at British Titanic Society Convention in 2021.

The 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with the loss of 1,504 lives will be remembered in Cobh this weekend. Members of the British Titanic Society (BTS) will travel to the Cork Harbour town to lay a wreath at the spot that the White Star liner departed from on her ill-fated maiden voyage.

Over 80 members of the British Titanic Society will travel to Cobh for the society’s 2022 convention where they will travel to Roches Point on Friday to lay a wreath at the point from where the liner departed from Ireland en route to New York.

“Titanic arrived in Cobh, or Queenstown as it was then, at approximately 11.30am on April 11th 1912, dropping anchor at around 12.15pm, two miles off Roches Point and the tenders, PS America and PS Ireland ferried mail and passengers between the shi and shore,” said BTS spokeswoman, Jess Sweetingham.

The British Titanic Society will also lay a wreath at the Lusitania and Titanic memorials in Cobh.

BTS Chairman, David Scott-Bedard said members of the society, including descendants of those involved in the tragedy, were delighted to be visiting Cobh after Covid-19 delayed the visit, originally planned for 2020.

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