Flowers are cast into the water off of Southampton dock in Hampshire, England by descendants of passengers who perished in the infamous sinking of the Titanic a hundred years ago.

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100 years later

Flowers are cast into the water off of the Southampton dock in Hampshire, England, by descendants of passengers who perished when the Titanic sank 100 years ago. The crowd gathered for a memorial to pay their respects on April 10 at the dock between births 43 and 44 — the point of departure for the ill-fated passenger liner.

 

On April 14, 1912, just four days into her maiden voyage, the "unsinkable" Titanic hit an iceberg and gradually foundered into the depths of the northern Atlantic ocean. Because of a shortage of lifeboats and a lack of safety protocols, 1,514 of the 2,224 passengers aboard were killed.

 


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Local dignitaries throw flowers and wreaths into the waters between births 43 and 44 of the Southampton Dock during a Titanic Centenary Memorial on April 10 in Southampton, England.

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Paying tribute to a century-old tragedy

Local dignitaries throw flowers and wreaths into the waters between births 43 and 44 of the Southampton Dock during a Titanic memorial on April 10 in Southampton.

 

The port city organized a series of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the tragedy, including a 12-day memorial cruise that set sail on April 8 and the grand opening of a new museum focusing on the city's historical connection to maritime endeavors, including the story of the Titanic.

 


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