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In pictures: One of the Titanic's last letters to go on display at museum

The letter was brought ashore to Cobh – then known as Queenstown – on the doomed ship’s last stop.

ONE OF THE LAST letters from the Titanic before it set off on its fateful journey is to go in display at the new Titanic Belfast building in the Northern Ireland city’s docklands this summer.

The letter was written by the assistant ship’s surgeon Dr John Simpson who wrote the note – dated 11 April 1912 – to his mother which was brought ashore at Cobh (then known as Queenstown) in Co Cork, the vessel’s last stop before it sank on 15 April 1912.

Dr Simpson perished on the Titanic when it struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean causing the death of over 1,500 people.

The letter will go on display at the multimillion pound visitor attraction dedicated to the liner which was opened in March.

In pictures: One of the Titanic's last letters to go on display at museum
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