THE last known pictures ever taken on board the Titanic will go on show in Liverpool later this month.
The photos, taken by an Irish Jesuit priest, are a unique record of the events of 1912 and include a haunting image of the doomed vessel as she leaves port for the fateful final leg of her maiden voyage across the north Atlantic to New York.
The photographer, Father Francis Browne, was a passenger on board the Titanic for the first two legs of her journey only, from Southampton to Cherbourg and from Cherbourg to Queenstown – now Cobh – in County Cork, Ireland.
His photographs would eventually be used by director James Cameron to help reconstruct the ship for his 1997 blockbuster movie, which is being re-released in a 3D version this month.
THE photographs will be on view as part of the Flowers For The Titanic flower festival, held at St Francis Xavier’s Church, in Salisbury Street, from April 20-22.