April 2, 1912: Titanic's Sea Trials are Conducted

On April 2nd, only two days after her completion. Titanic's officer's conduct her sea trials in Belfast Lough. They practice making turns with this huge new ship. Then they steam into the North Channel and practice more turns. After 4 1/2 hours they sail back to Belfast.



Satisfied with her performance, Harland and Wolff officials proclaim her fit to sail. Bruce Ismay accepts her on behalf of the White Star Line.



At 8pm Titanic leaves Belfast for Southampton to prepare for her maiden voyage.