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My name is Ian Martin and I am one of Hull Maritime Tour Guides.

We paid a recent visit to the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool. Part of the second floor of the museum is dedicated to the tragic story of the Titanic.

The sinking of the Titanic after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912 has been well documented over the years but did you know that Hull played a major role in Liverpool's Maritime History?

Over two million Transmigrants passed through Hull on their way to America. They were brought across the North Sea on board the local Wilson Line ships and then transported from Hull by rail to board liners to carry them to America.

Over a hundred of them boarded the ill fated Titanic. Also the fourth officer of the Titanic Joseph Boxhall was from Hull. If you would like to know more of Hull's fascinating maritime history please join us on one of our tours which will start again in February 2024.