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BELFAST TITANIC SOCIETY IN ASSOCIATION WITH PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE NORTHERN IRELAND


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THE BIG FOUR OF THE WHITE STAR FLEET

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in conjunction with the Belfast Titanic Society are jointly hosting a presentation by maritime historian, Mark Chirnside  at PRONI on 11 September at 7:30pm. Mark will be talking about the ‘Big Four of the White Star Fleet’

The White Star Line’s Celtic (1901), Cedric (1903), Baltic (1904) and Adriatic (1907), collectively known as the ‘Big Four’, served for a combined 110 years. Together they carried around 1.5 million passengers on the Liverpool to New York and Southampton to New York routes during their time in service. Arguably the most successful series of ships the company ever produced,


Mark has written The ‘Olympic’ Class Ships: Olympic, Titanic & Britannic (revised edition 2011); RMS Olympic: Titanic’s Sister (revised edition 2015); RMS Majestic: The ‘Magic Stick’ (2006); RMS Aquitania: The ‘Ship Beautiful’ (2008); Olympic, Titanic & Britannic: An Illustrated History of the ‘Olympic’ Class Ships (2012); and The ‘Big Four’ of the White Star Fleet: Celtic, Cedric, Baltic & Adriatic (2016).  He co-authored The Sting of the Hawke: Collision in the Solent (2015) with Sam Halpern and contributed to Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic (2011), among other projects.


He’s served as a consultant to television documentaries such as Titanic: The Missing Link (2012).  Recently, he lectured at the ‘100 Years Kea Shipwrecks’ conference on Kea Island, Greece, which commemorated the centennial of the losses of Burdigala and Titanic’s sister ship Britannic.  He is a graduate in History and Politics from the University of Leicester.


Mark is a long standing friend, and member, of the Belfast Titanic Society and we are delighted he is taking time out of his busy schedule to be with us in Belfast. He will also have some copies of his BIG FOUR book whch he will sign on the evening. 

We are indebted to Stephen Scarth and his PRONI colleagues for their work and support on this joint event - the big four ships were the forerunners of the Olympic Class and its great we can get an opportunity to understand the work laid down by Harland Wolff and White Star line which led eventually to the design and operation of the Olympic Class and Titanic herself.



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