Although scarce, there are plenty
of ads and news strories for Titanic before the
disaster and even more after but it is not too
common to find newspaper stories of the actual
launch. It was a very celebrated event with many
VIP's, dignitaries as well as thousands of ordinary
people showing up to watch as the most famous
ship in the world was launched into the water.
This small but very descriptive
news report, from the UK's Cornishman & Cornish
Telegraph newspaper, is dated June 3, 1911, just
3 days after the widely published event took place.
The last sentence says it all: