100 Years of Titanic: Cruise to Tour the Same Route and Auction Several Unseen Artifacts on Anniversary (PHOTOS)

 
on March 14 2012 6:25 AM
  • Artifacts Recovered From RMS Titanic that Sank in 1912
    Dishes found in the wreck of the RMS Titanic are displayed at the "Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition" in London Nov. 3, 2010. Reuters
  • Artifacts Recovered From RMS Titanic that Sank in 1912
    A stock pot and cooking pot found in the wreck of the RMS Titanic are displayed at the "Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition" in London Nov. 3, 2010. Reuters
  • Artifacts Recovered From RMS Titanic that Sank in 1912
    An unused life jacket from the Titanic is on display at the Christie's auction house in New York June 18, 2008. Reuters
  • Artifacts Recovered From RMS Titanic that Sank in 1912
    A cast bronze name board from the Titanic cruise ship's life boat is displayed at Christie's in New York May 26, 2006. Reuters
1 of 4

April 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the fateful voyage of RMS Titanic, world’s largest ship that sank into the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting the iceberg on April 15, 1912.

The tragic incident is still etched in people's memories 97 years after and always will be. After almost a century, Bonhams will sell significant items recovered from the sunken ship in The Marine Sale on April 3, 2012, the British auction house reported.

The exhibition will feature the biggest collection of over 300 artifacts that have been raised from the seabed over the century, Reuters reported.

The artifacts, some of which have never been seen before, will be sold off as a single lot in the auction in April, timed for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the famed ocean liner, the report said.

A cruise run by Fred Olsen Cruises, whose parent company Harland and Wolf built the Titanic, will tour the same route as that of the Titanic, carrying the same number of passengers to mark the anniversary of the unforgettable tragedy.

The Balmoral will carry 1,309 passengers and will cruise exactly the same route as Titanic, leaving Southampton before docking at the Irish port of Cobh, where the Titanic had made its final call on 11 April 1912, The Telegraph reported.

The ship will arrive at the same location where it hit the iceberg and a special memorial ceremony will be held at 11:40 p.m and 2:20 a.m on April 15, the day the vessel sank in 1912, the report said.

Check out the photographs of several significant items recovered from the ship and for sale on the 100th anniversary of the historic voyage.

Share this article