In a letter written exactly one month before the Titanic sailed on her maiden voyage Electrician William Kelly describes the departure of
18 Century St
I am sorry for not answering your letter sooner but I have had a lot of knocking about this last week.
I was transferred to the
I was then sent on the White Star tender
The Churchill "riots" were entirely bloodless intact I do not think there is enough spunk in the whole of Belfast to cause a decent fight as I have never seen one since I came up here.
One person they are terrible afraid of is the
I will now conclude by giving you advice never come to Belfast.
* Magnetic was built in 1891 so it is unclear if he was referring to another vessel or if Magnetic was undergoing trials following a refit or for some other purpose.
Courtesy of Hugh Kelly, Ireland
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(1912) Letter from Titanic Electrical Engineer William Kelly to Jim Dempsey Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #17879, accessed 3rd May 2016 12:13:05 AM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/letter-from-titanic-electrical-engineer-william-kelly-to-jim-dempsey.html
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