Daily Echo: Titanic and Southampton

The Southern Daily Echo and its sister-publications in the region were established long before the time of the Titanic - and now present a new way to discover all about the ship's home port.

Daily Echo: Titanic - The Southampton Story

Exclusively on iPad, the Daily Echo presents the story of Titanic and the impact the sinking of the ill-fated liner had upon her home port of Southampton in a way it has never been seen before.

Told using the archives of the Southern Daily Echo and sister publications, Titanic - The Southampton Story - brings to life the human stories behind one of history's most enduring tragedies.

Original newspaper pages from the Southern Daily Echo, Southampton Times, Hampshire Advertiser, Hampshire Independent and Southampton Pictorial tell how the story unfolded during April 1912, from the arrival of the vessel in Southampton to the mutiny on board Olympic following the sinking.

Videos, photos and maps detail the city today, taking you around key sites in Southampton that have links to the Titanic story and a number of unique features provide a compelling look back through time to a city transformed by the sinking.

Photographs show how locations looked in 1912 and how they have changed, with videos bringing some of the more important places to life.

The Daily Echo's heritage writer, Keith Hamilton, has penned special features examining the tragedy and the human stories behind it. From the story the Southampton look-out, Fred Fleet, to the remarkable story of Captain Edward J. Smith's last words following the sinking of the ship.

Titanic - The Southampton Story is available to download from the App Store.

Daily Echo: Apple App Store

Daily Echo: Screen shots of just some of the content on the Titanic - The Southampton Story iPad app.