Southampton Docks

  • Thread starter Dr Andrew O'Shaughnessy
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Dr Andrew O'Shaughnessy


In present day pictures of the Ocean Dock (the old White Star Dock), it is a 3 sided dock with one way in and out. However, in the Cameron film, the dock is shown as a single sided quay - what's the truth?

Brian R Peterson

Well Andrew,

There were some extensive changes to the White Star docks in the years after the Titanic disaster, and in WWII German bombing heavily damaged much of them, today most of the area has been paved over as many of the sheds and cranes are long gone. I believe at the time of the Titanic's sailing the White Star dock was a one sided quay, it is shown as such in period pictures anyway.



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