Items recovered from the Titanic

By Andy Young, MSN news editor Press Association
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Over the 100 years since the Titanic sank a number of items have been recovered from the ship

The Titanic set sail on 10 April 1912 and then sank in the early hours of 15 April, after hitting an iceberg. The ship sank in less then three hours, plummeting to a watery grave at the bottom of the Atlantic. Despite many efforts to find the wreckage, it was not until September 1985 that the ship was found, around 400 miles off the Newfoundland coast. Since then many items have been recovered; this gallery looks through a small selection of those items.

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Jewellery recovered from the Titanic is on display during the Titanic Auction preview by Guernsey's Auction House in New York. The biggest collection of Titanic artifacts will be sold off as a single lot in an auction to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the famed ocean liner.

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These binoculars were found among the debris of the Titanic and they are due to be auctioned this month.

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A playing card

This seven-of-clubs rested almost 2.5 miles below the surface of the Atlantic, before being recovered.

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Thousands of items have been recovered from the wreckage of the Titanic, including these various currency notes.

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Sheet music

A piece of sheet music for the piece "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey", that was played by the doomed musicians aboard the Titanic.

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Vials of perfume

Some of the perfume that has been recovered from the Titanic, is believed to have the scent of a rose.

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A pocket watch

A pocket watch that stopped at 01:50 ship's time, half an hour before Titanic sunk. The watch was recovered from the dead body of Steward Sidney Sedunary, and is on display at SeaCity Museum in Southampton.

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A razor

A razor belonging to William Murdoch, the bridge officer aboard the Titanic. Salvagers of the Titanic made a notable discovery when they located the personal effects of Murdoch, the bridge officer who tried in vain to keep the doomed ship from colliding with an iceberg.

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A first class ticket

This is the only known surviving first class ticket from Titanic, which is on display at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

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A Titanic bowl

This cup, bearing the White Star Line logo, was used on the Titanic and then later recovered from the wreck.

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A clarinet

We've seen sheet music that was recovered from the Titanic wreck, and here is a clarinet. It is not known if this belonged to a passenger or one of the ship's musicians.

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Cooking pots

A stock pot and cooking pot from the Titanic.

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Pocket watch

Here is another pocket watch recovered from the Titanic wreckage, this one looks to have stopped at 9.45 - not sure whether that is am or pm.

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A bracelet

This diamond-encrusted bracelet, which bears the name 'Amy' was recovered from the Titanic.

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Titanic bath taps

This is a pair water bath valves that sat under water for over 70 years, after the Titanic sank.

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A old boot

A shoe from the Titanic wreckage.

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A survivor and a port-hole

Millvina Dean, who was the youngest survivor of the Titanic, peers through a porthole from the sunken liner. Dean died in 2009, in a nursing home in England at the age of 97.

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A lifejacket

It is sad, considering the number of people who died, that here is an unused lifejacket from the Titanic. The cork-filled life preserver was thought to have been found by farmer John James Dunbar on the Halifax shoreline after the passenger ship sank off Newfoundland.

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Another vial of perfume rescued from the sunken liner Titanic.

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A Titanic bell

This is the original ship's bell, which rung out as the Titanic collided with an iceberg on her maiden voyage, resulting in the loss of more than 1,500 lives.