Although the work of Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd. in Northern Ireland is now centered on offshore renewable energy projects, the company began 156 years ago as a shipyard and it still refits and repairs ships.
Established in 1861 in Belfast, the yard became famous for building Olympic-class liners, including the legendary Titanic.
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A new theory is that a smoldering coal fire, not ice, caused the Titanic to sink on the morning of April 15, 1912. This article from Soundings’ April issue has more.