The ferry for the Titanic sails home to Ireland

27th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 26, 2006 (AFP) - A luxury ferry boat that transported passengers to the ill-fated liner the Titanic was bought at auction in Paris Thursday by the regional government of Northern Ireland for just over EUR 250,000.

PARIS, Jan 26, 2006 (AFP) - A luxury ferry boat that transported passengers to the ill-fated liner the Titanic was bought at auction in Paris Thursday by the regional government of Northern Ireland for just over EUR 250,000.

The Nomadic, which like the Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, is to be returned to its city of origin where it will form part of a dockland redevelopment.

The boat was used to bring first-class passengers aboard the Titanic at the start of its trans-Atlantic voyage in 1912 during which it sank with the loss of 1,500 lives.

The Nomadic was later used alongside other luxury liners before becoming a floating restaurant on the river Seine in Paris. In 2003 it was towed in a semi-derelict state to the port of Le Havre after its proprietors failed to pay mooring dues.

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Subject: French news

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