The port of Southampton has marked 100 years to the day since the Titanic set sail on its ill-fated maiden voyage.
A memorial service was staged at the quayside, with flowers being thrown into the water by relatives of those who died, while a procession of children through the city carried pictures of each of the 549 people from Southampton who died.
This includes the Titanic's captain James Smith, who famously went down with the ship after it was punctured in a collision with an iceberg.
Commemorations were hosted by TV personality Fred Dinenage, whose great uncle James Richard Dinenage was a steward on the liner and among those lost.
Southampton remains an important port and Hovertravel
is among the providers of modern services, providing a rapid crossing to the Isle of Wight.
Visitors arriving at the port may also explore the newly opened SeaCity museum, which includes a permanent exhibition on the Titanic.
Posted by Andrew Smith