Memorial: M6310

Titanic Belfast, Harland & Wolff Slipway Memorial, Belfast, Northern Ireland commemorating the men who died during the construction of the Titanic and to men, women and children who died when the Titanic sank on 15 April 1912

Location

Titanic Belfast, Harland & Wolff Shipyard Slipway, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Transcript

‘In memory of / the eight men who died / during the construction and launch / of Titanic’
‘William Clarke / James Dobbin / John Kelly / Robert James Murphy / Samuel J. Scott / Unknown / Unknown / Unknown’ ‘We raised a monument of frame / Upon these banks; and thus unfurled / An honoured scroll to Ulster’s name / Unequalled yet around the world.’ / Reflections of a Shipyardman / Thomas Carnduff.'

‘In memory of / the men, women and children who lost / their lives during the sinking of Titanic’
‘By a high star our course is set, / Our end is Life. Put out to sea.’ / Louis MacNeice, Thalassa.’

‘This plaque was unveiled / on 31st March 2009 / by / John M Andrews, / Great Nephew of / Thomas Andrews, Chief Naval / Architect, Harland & Wolff / To Commemorate the / Centenary of / The keel laying of / RMS Titanic / Built on this Slipway between 1909 & 1911.’

Details

Vessel: Titanic

People

Clarke, William (Billy)
Age: 27
Date of Death:
Cause of Death: Broncho pneumonia
Rank / Occupation: Driller
Organisation: Harland & Wolff
Dobbin, James
Age: 43
Date of Death: 31/5/1911
Cause of Death:
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Harland & Wolff
Kelly, John
Age: 19
Date of Death: 23/6/1910
Cause of Death:
Rank / Occupation: Catch Boy
Organisation: Harland & Wolff
Murphy, Robert James (Bob)
Age: 49
Date of Death: 13/6/1911
Cause of Death: Shock
Rank / Occupation: Rivet Counter
Organisation: Harland & Wolff
Scott, Samuel Joseph
Age: 15
Date of Death: 20/4/1910
Cause of Death: Fractured Skull
Rank / Occupation: Catch Boy
Organisation: Harland & Wolff
Unknown
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: Unknown
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Harland & Wolff
Unknown
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: Unknown
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Harland & Wolff
Unknown
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: Unknown
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Harland & Wolff

Extra

Notes: The most common cause of death of those known to have died during the construction and launch of Titanic was accidental falls and complications caused by falls. Billy Clarke, died of broncho pneumonia after falling from staging. John Kelly fell from ship 401 and died of shock from his injuries. Sam Scott fell 23 feet from a ladder (or staging) and died instantly. Bob Murphy also died of shock following a fall.