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Event remembers Titanic disaster
Event in Southampton
A wreath was laid by the mayor in memory of those who died
A service has been held in Southampton to remember those who died when the RMS Titanic sank 95 years ago.

The ceremony at the Titanic Engineers' Memorial in Above Bar Street was held to honour the 549 residents of the city who died on the luxury liner.

Titanic had sailed from Southampton on 10 April 1912 en route to New York, and many of the crew came from the city.

More than 1,500 people died after the White Star Line ship hit an iceberg during her maiden voyage.

One of the two last surviving passengers, Milvina Dean, 95, from near Southampton, who was just 10 weeks old when the ship went down, did not attend the service due to ill health.

She was the youngest of the 2,228 people believed to be on board the liner when the tragedy happened.

Those attending the ceremony included representatives from the other ports linked to Titanic, including Cobh, her home port of Liverpool, and Cherbourg.

Southampton is hosting a series of exhibitions at its maritime museums to mark the anniversary.


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