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Belfast's SS Nomadic to take centre stage in Channel 5 documentary

By Jenny Kirkham

Published 14/05/2015

Belfast's SS Nomadic set to take centre stage.
Belfast's SS Nomadic set to take centre stage.
The SS Nomadic was commissioned and built by the White Star Line in 1910 at the Harland and Wolf shipyard to ferry passengers from Cherbourg harbour in France to the Titanic.

The last remaining White Star Line vessel in the world, Belfast's very own SS Nomadic, is set to take centre stage in Channel 5’s ‘Lusitania: 18 Minutes that Changed the World’.

The documentary, will follow the last voyage of Cunardʼs flagship luxury liner through the stories of individual passengers and crew.

Airing on May 15 the programme will look at the story of the commander of the U-20 submarine that sank the Lusitania and will feature the Nomadic as a backdrop for certain re-enactments and scenes.

The programme will air one hundred years after a German U-boat sunk the Cunard luxury liner, which was a decisive factor in the USA’s decision to enter the World War 1.

Eleanor O’Neill, Nomadic Project Manager said: “We were delighted to be part of Channel 5’s ‘Lusitania: 18 Minutes that Changed World.’ It is great that the SS Nomadic is recognised and is continuing to be used as a rich, tangible and authentic piece of industrial and maritime heritage. I encourage everyone who has visited the ship to tune into the programme and see if they can recognise her on screen.

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