TITANIC MEMORIAL STONE AT FITZGERALD’S PUBLIC PARK IN CORK
This has been here since 2012 but I never noticed it until this visit (August 2021) to Fitzgerald’s public park in the Mardyke area of Cork city.
Titanic was planned to arrive at New York Pier 59 on the morning of 17 April. After leaving Queenstown [now Cobh] in Cork , Titanic followed the Irish coast as far as Fastnet Rock, a distance of some 55 nautical miles (63 mi; 102 km). From there she travelled 1,620 nautical miles (1,860 mi; 3,000 km) along a Great Circle route across the North Atlantic to reach a spot in the ocean known as “the corner” south-east of Newfoundland, where westbound steamers carried out a change of course. Titanic sailed only a few hours past the corner on a rhumb line leg of 1,023 nautical miles (1,177 mi; 1,895 km) to Nantucket Shoals Light when she made her fatal contact with an iceberg. The final leg of the journey would have been 193 nautical miles (222 mi; 357 km) to Ambrose Light and finally to New York Harbour.
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