Titanic - 100 years on
The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is being remembered at a number of a special events, including one in the ship's birthplace Belfast.
Titanic sinks -Image from Getty Images
The Titanic's captain Edward Smith. Picture from Getty Images.
A message from the Olympic reports that it has received word from the Titanic. Image from Getty Images.
On the night the Titanic struck an iceberg, a network of wireless operators on ships and land stations frantically communicated with each other across the expanses of the North Atlantic in an effort to mount a rescue mission. The surviving messages form a real-time record of the events of that night. Titanic - In Her Own Words, a Discovery special on the BBC World Service is presented by Sean Coughlan. Transmission times and dates can be found here... www.bbc.co.uk/...
The Carpathia was one of the ships that received the Titanic's calls for help. Image from Getty Images.
The final messages from a stricken ship
For the first year, a special exhibition called Titanic: The Legend will commemorate both the 100th anniversary of the disaster and document the public's fascination with the story.
Southampton's SeaCity Museum fully opens next month and workmen continue to put the final touches to the £ 15m building before its opening on 10 April.
A minute's silence has been observed in Southampton to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's departure from the city.