Titanic Hull to be Sold at Auction

Posted on January 17, 2012


On April 11, 2012, more than 5,000 artifacts from the Titanic shipwreck will be sold at auction in New York. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith ordered that the collection must be sold as a single lot, further requiring that the future owner to make the artifacts available for public viewing, historical review, scientific and scholarly research, and educational purposes.

In 2007, the collection was appraised at $189 million, and has grown since then. There is a wide variety of artifacts in the collection including a massive section of the hull called “The Big Piece,” along with smaller personal items of the crew members and passengers.

Read the full article from the Washington Post: 5,000 salvaged Titanic items to be sold in April, century after world’s most famous shipwreck.

Thanks to Kristina Bauer for her assistance with this post.