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Titanic Video: Departure from Southampton

The movie short is described as a "real video" from 1912, a black and white film that provides a glimpse of the activity and passengers as they ready to depart from Southampton on 10 April 1912. The scenes captured in this 4: 50-minute film are listed below.


  • Captain E. J. Smith, R.N.R. Commander of the Ill-Fated SS Titanic. a Final Inspection of His Vessel Ten Minutes Before Sailing Time.
  • Emergency Telephone to Be Used in Case of a Storm
  • Engine Room Signal Chart
  • First Cabin Promenade Deck with a View of the Lifeboats
  • Second Cabin Promenade Deck
  • Third Cabin Promenade Deck
  • Loading Passenger's Baggage by Utilizing an Electrical Crane
  • Forward End View of First, Second, and Third Cabin Decks
  • Bon Voyage: Thousands Madly Cheering as the Giant Vessel Begins to Move from Her Dock.

Background Musical Theme by James Horner from the Movie "Titanic" (Director James Cameron) 1997.

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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.