TITANIC – THE PERFECT TRAGEDY by Turtle Bunbury

Shortly before noon on a Thursday 11th April 1912, Titanic dropped her screw-anchors into the murky seabed, some two miles out from the County Cork seaport of Queenstown (now better known as Cóbh).

Queenstown had been a vital port for Britain’s Navy for several centuries. During the 19th century, it evolved into the foremost port in Ireland, dispatching convicts by the hundred to Australia and emigrants by the thousand to North America. With the evolution of luxury travel, it became one of the key trans-Atlantic ports ocean liners to’ing and fro’ing between the USA and Europe.

And now, the sun-drenched town was bedecked in celebratory bunting as people poured in from miles around to…

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