As an aid to the prospering Titanic tourism industry, I have developed this page to assist in identifying locations relevant to the sinking of the White Star liner in 1912. Naturally, this is a work and progress and new locations will be added as research proceeds. I will be placing points of interest on the map, most of which can be visited.
To use the map, simply drag to the relevant location and use the slider to zoom in to determine the location. By clicking on the icon, you can get an infowindow that will provide the address, a few details, website if available etc. Due to the accuracy of Google Maps and rounding errors, the placement of the icons are only accurate to a few tens of feet, so please be understanding if the markers aren't exactly in the right location. All images are used under the provision of "Fair Usage" but I will be happy to remove and replace them with alternatives if necessary; please email me. Altenatively, if you know of any locations I have missed, please let me know.
Günter Bäbler and the Swiss Titanic Society have released a similar facility, Titanic Map, which lists many of the grave markers and relevant sites around the world.
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You can identify the ship and find its call sign by placing your mouse cursor over the ship's icons. They and their tracks will start to fade in from midday on the 14th and fade out from 12 noon on the 15th. A lot will converge on the wrecksite causing a mass of entangled lines; for those ships in this area, you can toggle the tracks on and off for clarity. The ice field will also be visible during this period, too.
Note: When initialising, you may need to turn the checkboxes on and off to activate them properly (this is a bug that I am working on). To see how the disaster played out "in real time" on April 14th and 15th, reset your clock based on this page.
If you notice any bugs or have any suggestions, please email me. I don't bite.
During the timespan of the Titanic's truncated journey, additional icons representing ice warnings can also be seen on the map; these are depicted as small red and orange triangles - you can click on these to get more information. These are in addition to the messages received by the Titanic herself and were not known by that ship at the time, for a couple of reasons: either the Titanic was out of range, of the transmitting ship did not have wireless facilities and could only report of their observations when they reached port. Like the other icons above, you can retrieve additional data by clicking on them. The map also depicts the drift of the ice field and also that of the Californian and the Titanic once they had stopped, assuming a simple 1 knot north-to-south current.
To follow the sinking as it would be relative to GMT, have a look at my Twitter feed.
There is no need to refresh this page; it should auto refresh every minute or two
If the animation freezes or runs slow, or the text in the windows becomes garbled, reload or close then reopen the page (sadly, you will lose the data previously presented on the map and information windows).
All times taken from the Titanic's ATS (Apparent Time on Ship) which is taken from your computer's time; the effect of differences in time between ships and time zones have been neglected for simplicity. You should also bear in mind that some guesswork and estimation (especially the Californian) has been used. To see the disaster replayed textually , look here and for a discussion on the wireless messages, look here
You are strongly advised to check the events and locations listed below and on the map above prior to visiting them to ensure that the exhibitions are still open; this applies especially to the RMS Titanic, Inc. touring exhibits for which inadequate details of opening and closing dates is often the case.
Due to John White's venomous smear campaign against Jill Carlier and her battle against cancer, and him passing off fake items as genuine artefacts and illegally selling items recovered from the wrecksite, events by 'White Star Memories', 'Titanic - Artefacts and Images from a Legend' and 'Titanic in Photographs' are excluded.
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