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Unseen photos of Titanic launch

A series of sepia images of RMS Titanic captured by a Harland and Wolff employee as the “unsinkable” ship moved slowly down the slipway and into the sea on May 31, 1911, were recently showcased in Ireland.

Although snapped more than 103 years ago, the photographs have a remarkable quality and have never been seen in public, until now.

Eerily, the words 'Going', 'going', 'gone' were written as captions beneath the sequence of pictures which ended up in a family photograph album, according to a report by The Belfast Telegraph.