12/08/2010 01:50 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Titanic VIDEO From 1911 Is Only Known Footage In Existence

Via Neatorama comes this rarel footage of the RMS Titanic while it was being built in 1911 by Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast, Ireland. It is the only known video footage in existence.

While the Titanic's fate is of course indelibly imprinted in the pages of history, here's a brief reminder of the basic facts:

RMS Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world when she set off on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City on 10 April 1912. Four days into the crossing, at 23:40 on 14 April 1912, she struck an iceberg and sank at 2:20 the following morning, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.


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