Ready for departure from Southampton, RMS Titanic is towed away from the dock by tugboats. 3 minutes later there would be a near miss with the American Liner, New York that would have altered history. The next destination for the Titanic was Cherbourg, France.
The Grand Staircase was a 5 story masterpiece of craftsmanship. This is the staircase on A Deck. There were 2 of these, one forward in the ship, and one aft. They were the largest ever fitted in a ship at that time.