Also on PBS Online
- NOVA: Titanic's Lost Sister
Britannic is the last of a formidable trio built by the White Star Line in an effort to dominate the North Atlantic passenger trade. This web site companion looks at the notion of unsinkable ships and the technology used to navigate shipwrecks. It also includes an interview with Dr. Robert Ballard about exploring Britannic's underwater grave.
On the Internet
- Institute for Exploration
Founded by Dr. Robert Ballard, the Institute for Exploration (IFE) is pioneering a newly emerging scientific field of archaeology in deep water, which combines archaeological, oceanographic and ocean engineering research. IFE's current programs focus on the themes of human history, natural history in deep environments, and underwater vehicle development.
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and higher education at the frontiers of ocean science. Its primary mission is to develop and effectively communicate a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they interact with Earth as a whole.
- Andrea Doria: Grand Dame of the Sea
An attempt by the Italian's to regain their former glory on the Atlantic was made with the launch of the fabulously sleek Andrea Doria in 1951. Following the loss of the Rex and Conte di Savoia during the course of the second World War, the once proud fleet of Italia had been diminished to a point of nonexistence. Rising from the ruins of that once proud line, Andrea Doria was a bold creation that embodied the Italian tradition of style and luxury at sea.
- The Empress of Ireland
The Empress of Ireland took all but 465 of the 1477 souls on board with her. Today, the Empress of Ireland still lies in her resting place, occasionally visited by those divers who brave the cold dark depths, the racing currents, and the myriad of possible entrapments that exist inside her forbidding hull. Take a journey back in time to learn the story of the most devastating maritime disaster in Canadian history and discover why those who venture to her watery grave brave the elements of the river and the dangers of herself.
- Titanic: Encyclopedia Britannica
This online exhibit, courtesy of Encyclopedia Britannica, examines the British luxury passenger liner Titanic, which sank on April 14-15, 1912, en route to New York City from Southampton, Eng., during its maiden voyage. The site is essentially a photo-journey through the history of the Titanic, from its construction to its tragic sinking in the North Atlantic.
- The Lusitania
Learn more about the story of the Lusitania. This site includes sections about the challenge of building Lusitania, the actual construction of the ship, its first successful years of service, its last fateful journey, the mystery of its sinking, the aftermath of the ship's loss, and the debate over who is ultimately responsible for the tragedy.
- Cunard Line
The Cunard Tradition, starting with Samuel Cunard, and stretching back almost 160 years to the first steam ships, is one of courage, integrity and great style. It follows the rise of the Industrial Age, the expansion of America and the growth of World Trade. Present though the great conflicts of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Cunard Tradition has graced the lives of the great and famous and touched the hearts of the common man. Users can learn about all of Cunard's famous ships, and even book cruises on the ships still in service.
- Encyclopedia Titanica
The Encyclopedia Titanica, which first came online in September 1996, offers the most accurate passenger and crew lists ever compiled. Unusually, the lists give individuals' full names, including variations and accents (i.e. special characters). Each person's biography is linked to those of people they met or travelled with, so the visitor can follow the story of the Titanic in an infinite number of ways, depending on the starting point. The Encyclopedia currently features 2000 biographies with 700 related documents (see Site Statistics) has over 1000 photographs, many from private collections and previously unpublished.
- The JASON Project
After discovering the wreck of the RMS Titanic, world-famous explorer and oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard received thousands of letters from students around the world wanting to go with him on his next expedition. In order to bring the thrill of discovery to millions of students worldwide, Dr. Ballard founded the JASON Project, a year-round scientific expedition designed to excite and engage students in science and technology and to motivate and provide professional development for teachers. The JASON Project has been praised as the leader in distance learning programs, and continues to expand its reach by adding more components to the Project experience.
This personal Web site is the result of a passion for lost liners, and features background information on the contruction, history, and sinking of the Andrea Doria, Aquitania, Britannic, Empress of Ireland, Normandie, Olympic, Titanic, and United States.