TITAN ENTRUSTED WITH SAFEGUARDING TITANIC-ERA LIFEBOAT

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Self storage

The SS Nomadic was a contemporary of the Titanic and is the last surviving vessel from the celebrated White Star Line. Discover how TITAN Ireland played a part in its story. 

THE CHALLENGE

Preserving historical artefacts is something that TITAN can readily handle thanks to our Ireland and UK-wide network of secure self storage depots. But being asked to safeguard the last remaining lifeboat of the SS Nomadic was a special request even for us.

This 100-year-old emergency vessel was designed by Roderick Chisholm, chief draughtsman at Harland and Wolff shipbuilders, and could carry 28 passengers if disaster befell the Nomadic, a tender that ferried White Star Line passengers to larger boats such as the Titanic.

The lifeboat needed to be safely looked after while the SS Nomadic was undergoing extensive restoration work.

THE SOLUTION

The last surviving lifeboat from the Nomadic was placed into one of our secure, dry, self storage units in Belfast until it was ready for its grand reappearance as part of the Maritime Belfast Trust’s Titanic Belfast visitor experience.

As all TITAN Ireland and UK self storage units are 100% private, there were no client requests for special treatment. The lifeboat, once locked away, was as blissfully anonymous and hidden as any of the thousands of other consignments that clients have stashed away at our 28+ Irish and UK depots.

THE DELIVERY

This priceless historical artefact was finally set free from her safe storage space at the end of 2023 to take centre stage alongside the SS Nomadic.

THE RESULTS

The SS Nomadic and her last surviving lifeboat have been reunited and now offer visitors to the Titanic Belfast visitor experience a glimpse into a bygone era. TITAN is delighted to have played a part in their incredible story.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? 

Whatever your storage needs, we have a solution at hand. Whether you need safe self storage, secure lockable shipping containers at your workplace, or something else, our friendly team is happy to help.

Find out what we can do for you by calling 1800 855 707 or send us an email.

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