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Artists featured in this Curation: Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff
77 artworks
After launch view from platform down empty slip towards hull in water
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After launch view from platform down empty slip towards hull in water 1904

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Boilers in course of construction in engine works boiler shop, including interior view of boiler shell
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Boilers in course of construction in engine works boiler shop, including interior view of boiler shell 1898

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Port bow view of ship entering Thompson (Era) Graving Dock for final outfitting
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Port bow view of ship entering Thompson (Era) Graving Dock for final outfitting 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Starboard stern view on slip prior to launch
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Starboard stern view on slip prior to launch 1908

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Plating tank top with erected aft end frames in background
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Plating tank top with erected aft end frames in background 1909

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Stern view from Victoria Wharf
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Stern view from Victoria Wharf 1914

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Number 3 funnel being hoisted to vertical position on dockside by floating crane
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Number 3 funnel being hoisted to vertical position on dockside by floating crane 1914

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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First class dining saloon with ceiling dome and frieze
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First class dining saloon with ceiling dome and frieze 1897

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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HMS 'Hawke' collision damage – wooden patch at stern covering damage
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HMS 'Hawke' collision damage – wooden patch at stern covering damage 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Starboard stern view in Alexandra Graving Dock for hull repairs and refitting
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Starboard stern view in Alexandra Graving Dock for hull repairs and refitting 1900

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Smiths' iron store interior
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Smiths' iron store interior c.1899

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Launch; starboard stern view entering water
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Launch; starboard stern view entering water 1899

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Smoke room, with mast passing through floor to ceiling
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Smoke room, with mast passing through floor to ceiling 1901

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Launch party on platform, bottle breaking on port bow, No. 7 slip South Yard
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Launch party on platform, bottle breaking on port bow, No. 7 slip South Yard 1904

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Propelling machinery components in engine works turning shop
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Propelling machinery components in engine works turning shop c.1900

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Port stern view on slip prior to launch
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Port stern view on slip prior to launch 1907

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Sitting room of first class cabine de luxe, decorated in a different style
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Sitting room of first class cabine de luxe, decorated in a different style 1907–1908

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Bow view on slip preparing for launch
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Bow view on slip preparing for launch 1905

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Starboard bow 3/4 profile on No. 2 slip, North Yard, prior to launch
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Starboard bow 3/4 profile on No. 2 slip, North Yard, prior to launch 1903

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Port bow view on slip prior to launch, with launch party on platform
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Port bow view on slip prior to launch, with launch party on platform 1903

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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First class library
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First class library 1897

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Reconstruction of North Yard slips 2 and 3 and erection of Arrol gantry for building 'Olympic' (400) and 'Titanic' (401)
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Reconstruction of North Yard slips 2 and 3 and erection of Arrol gantry for building 'Olympic' (400) and 'Titanic' (401) 1907–1908

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Cased builder's No. 2 model, starboard profile and near profile
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Cased builder's No. 2 model, starboard profile and near profile 1908

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Starboard bow profile on renumbered 7 slip, South Yard prior to launch
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Starboard bow profile on renumbered 7 slip, South Yard prior to launch 1897

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Generating station, exterior
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Generating station, exterior 1912

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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View aft along starboard side while outfitting
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View aft along starboard side while outfitting 1899

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Starboard bow profile on No. 9 slip, South Yard prior to launch
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Starboard bow profile on No. 9 slip, South Yard prior to launch 1899

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Port bow profile from side of graving dock with pump house and chimney in background
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Port bow profile from side of graving dock with pump house and chimney in background 1911

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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View of hull underside and shores above from dock floor
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View of hull underside and shores above from dock floor 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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General view of first class main staircase, including landing, clock and part of dome
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General view of first class main staircase, including landing, clock and part of dome 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Detail of turbine rotor blading
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Detail of turbine rotor blading 1914

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Third class smoke room
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Third class smoke room 1908

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Launch party on platform with bottle breaking on port bow
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Launch party on platform with bottle breaking on port bow 1907

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Starboard bow 3/4 profile of completed 6-masted schooner-rigged vessel, built for towing by 'Iroquois' (385)
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Starboard bow 3/4 profile of completed 6-masted schooner-rigged vessel, built for towing by 'Iroquois' (385) c.1908

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Starboard stern view on slip prior to launch
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Starboard stern view on slip prior to launch 1907

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Port view of rudder and twin propellers prior to launch
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Port view of rudder and twin propellers prior to launch 1895

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Third class 6 berth cabin
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Third class 6 berth cabin 1898

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Port bow view, afloat after launch and including spectators on jetty
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Port bow view, afloat after launch and including spectators on jetty 1903

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Boilers in course of construction in engine works boiler shop
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Boilers in course of construction in engine works boiler shop 1898

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Turbine-driven centre propeller in engine works
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Turbine-driven centre propeller in engine works c.1910

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Port bow view on No. 2 slip prior to launch
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Port bow view on No. 2 slip prior to launch 1910

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Triple propeller arrangement, rudder and underside of counter from port side of graving dock
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Triple propeller arrangement, rudder and underside of counter from port side of graving dock 1911

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Port propeller, centre propeller, posed workers and caisson from dock floor
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Port propeller, centre propeller, posed workers and caisson from dock floor 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Underside bow view from dock floor
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Underside bow view from dock floor 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Port profile of completed ship at sea
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Port profile of completed ship at sea 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Queen's Road and shipyard men leaving work. 'Titanic' in background ready for launching
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Queen's Road and shipyard men leaving work. 'Titanic' in background ready for launching 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Starboard bridge wing from wheel house
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Starboard bridge wing from wheel house 1911

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Centre propeller and port propeller with missing blade, Thompson Graving Dock
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Centre propeller and port propeller with missing blade, Thompson Graving Dock 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Port stern view in dry dock with plating completed and propellers fitted
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Port stern view in dry dock with plating completed and propellers fitted c.1901

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Log stacks, timber storage yard
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Log stacks, timber storage yard c.1903

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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View of buckled plates on underside hull and temporary repairs, from floor of the dock
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View of buckled plates on underside hull and temporary repairs, from floor of the dock 1912

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Staircase leading to first class smoke room
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Staircase leading to first class smoke room 1905

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Boilers in course of construction
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Boilers in course of construction 1898

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Last funnel (No. 4) being towed down Queen's Road to the deepwater outfitting wharf
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Last funnel (No. 4) being towed down Queen's Road to the deepwater outfitting wharf 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Two views of last funnel (No. 4) alongside ship
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Two views of last funnel (No. 4) alongside ship 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Starboard propeller bossing from floor of dry dock
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Starboard propeller bossing from floor of dry dock 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Boilers in course of construction
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Boilers in course of construction 1898

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Complete bow view prior to launch
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Complete bow view prior to launch 1899

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Bow view during hull lengthening
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Bow view during hull lengthening 1897

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Alexandra Dock Works, wedge store interior
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Alexandra Dock Works, wedge store interior c.1899

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Port stern view on slip prior to launch
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Port stern view on slip prior to launch 1908

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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View aft along starboard enclosed promenade deck from first class entrance
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View aft along starboard enclosed promenade deck from first class entrance 1911

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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View of starboard bow on ways
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View of starboard bow on ways 1914

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Cranks for reciprocating engine in shop with apprentice to give scale
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Cranks for reciprocating engine in shop with apprentice to give scale 1913

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Boilers in boiler shop
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Boilers in boiler shop 1914

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Number 3 funnel on standard gauge rail wagons being hauled out of works by a squad of men
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Number 3 funnel on standard gauge rail wagons being hauled out of works by a squad of men 1914

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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After end of completed bow section, preparing for tow to Southampton
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After end of completed bow section, preparing for tow to Southampton 1907

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Bow view on slip prior to launch
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Bow view on slip prior to launch 1906

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Web frame with outer plating forward of 'G' watertight bulkhead
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Web frame with outer plating forward of 'G' watertight bulkhead 1914

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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The 'Black Squad' posed beneath the damaged section of hull
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The 'Black Squad' posed beneath the damaged section of hull 1898

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Sequence showing ship in dry dock with shores and cables arranged to support damaged bottom
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Sequence showing ship in dry dock with shores and cables arranged to support damaged bottom 1898

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Boiler lifted just clear of truck
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Boiler lifted just clear of truck 1914

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Three views of builder's half model 'Olympic'/'Titanic'
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Three views of builder's half model 'Olympic'/'Titanic' c.1910

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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Third class six berth cabin
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Third class six berth cabin 1908

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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General room, including piano and mast (all passengers third class)
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General room, including piano and mast (all passengers third class) 1901

Harland & Wolff (founded 1861) and Robert John Welch (1859–1936)

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View aft over third class deck and poop deck from second class promenade deck at sea
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View aft over third class deck and poop deck from second class promenade deck at sea 1905

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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Starboard bow views of 'Titanic' fully framed with 'Olympic' fully plated alongside
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Starboard bow views of 'Titanic' fully framed with 'Olympic' fully plated alongside 1910

Robert John Welch (1859–1936) and Harland & Wolff (founded 1861)

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