Archival revival: Titanic

The SS 'Titanic', leaving Belfast to start her trials, pulled by tugs, shortly before her disastrous maiden voyage of April 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
The SS 'Titanic', leaving Belfast to start her trials, pulled by tugs, shortly before her disastrous maiden voyage of April 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
The ill-fated White Star liner RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic. Photo by Central Press/Getty Images

The ill-fated White Star liner RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic. Photo by Central Press/Getty Images

Lifeboats on board the SS Titanic. When the liner sank in the Atlantic after hitting an iceberg there were only enough lifeboats on board to hold a third of the passengers and crew. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Lifeboats on board the SS Titanic. When the liner sank in the Atlantic after hitting an iceberg there were only enough lifeboats on board to hold a third of the passengers and crew. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Survivors of the Titanic disaster boarding a tug from the liner which rescued them. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Survivors of the Titanic disaster boarding a tug from the liner which rescued them. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The ill-fated White Star liner RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The ill-fated White Star liner RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Relatives waiting for survivors of the 'Titanic' disaster at Southampton. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Relatives waiting for survivors of the 'Titanic' disaster at Southampton. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Relatives waiting for survivors of the 'Titanic' disaster at Southampton. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Relatives waiting for survivors of the 'Titanic' disaster at Southampton. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

 Latitude 41' 46N and longitude 50' 14W, the place where the 'Titanic' sank. Original Publication: The Graphic - pub. 1912 Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Latitude 41' 46N and longitude 50' 14W, the place where the 'Titanic' sank. Original Publication: The Graphic - pub. 1912 Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Some of the survivors of the Titanic disaster. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Some of the survivors of the Titanic disaster. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A woman buys a souvenir print of the White Star liner Titanic shortly after the disaster which claimed over 1,500 lives, 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A woman buys a souvenir print of the White Star liner Titanic shortly after the disaster which claimed over 1,500 lives, 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Survivors of the 'Titanic' disaster in a crowded lifeboat. Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

Survivors of the 'Titanic' disaster in a crowded lifeboat. Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

Survivors of the Titanic disaster are greeted by their relatives upon their safe return to Southampton. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Survivors of the Titanic disaster are greeted by their relatives upon their safe return to Southampton. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Survivors of the Titanic disaster board a GWR (Great Western Railway) ferry at Plymouth after arriving in England on the SS Lapland. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Survivors of the Titanic disaster board a GWR (Great Western Railway) ferry at Plymouth after arriving in England on the SS Lapland. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A crowd in Devonport, Devon gathers around a survivor of the Titanic disaster to listen to his account of the sinking. A poster on the wall behind them advertises a Titanic-related event at the local Hippodrome. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A crowd in Devonport, Devon gathers around a survivor of the Titanic disaster to listen to his account of the sinking. A poster on the wall behind them advertises a Titanic-related event at the local Hippodrome. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Survivors of the 'Titanic' disaster return to England, landing from a tug. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Survivors of the 'Titanic' disaster return to England, landing from a tug. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

 The ill-fated White Star liner, the 'Titanic' at Harland and Wolff's shipyard, Belfast. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The ill-fated White Star liner, the 'Titanic' at Harland and Wolff's shipyard, Belfast. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Survivors of the 'Titanic' disaster on board a tug, arriving at Plymouth. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Survivors of the 'Titanic' disaster on board a tug, arriving at Plymouth. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Mr J Hanson, seated right, district secretary of the National Sailors and Firemen's Union, awarding shipwreck pay to the survivors of the Titanic ship disaster. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Mr J Hanson, seated right, district secretary of the National Sailors and Firemen's Union, awarding shipwreck pay to the survivors of the Titanic ship disaster. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Crowds wait at Plymouth dock for the arrival of the 'Lapland', after the Titanic disaster. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Crowds wait at Plymouth dock for the arrival of the 'Lapland', after the Titanic disaster. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The liner Titanic in dry dock at the Harland and Wolff shipyard, Belfast, February 1912. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The liner Titanic in dry dock at the Harland and Wolff shipyard, Belfast, February 1912. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Florette Guggenheim and her brother James at the offices of the White Star shipping line in New York, April 1912. The pair were waiting to to enquire about the welfare of Guggenheim's husband. He was not among the surviviors. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Florette Guggenheim and her brother James at the offices of the White Star shipping line in New York, April 1912. The pair were waiting to to enquire about the welfare of Guggenheim's husband. He was not among the surviviors. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The ill-fated White Star liner, Titanic, in dry dock at the Harland and Wolff shipyard, Belfast, February 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The ill-fated White Star liner, Titanic, in dry dock at the Harland and Wolff shipyard, Belfast, February 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Relatives wait on a railway platform as survivors of the Titanic arrive at Southampton, 29th April 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Relatives wait on a railway platform as survivors of the Titanic arrive at Southampton, 29th April 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The ill-fated White Star liner Titanic, under construction at the Harland and Wolff shipyard, Belfast, February 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The ill-fated White Star liner Titanic, under construction at the Harland and Wolff shipyard, Belfast, February 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

167 surviving crew members of the Titanic are taken ashore from the SS Lapland on board the paddle steamer Duchess of York, before landing at Plymouth, 29th April 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

167 surviving crew members of the Titanic are taken ashore from the SS Lapland on board the paddle steamer Duchess of York, before landing at Plymouth, 29th April 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

167 surviving crew members of the Titanic are taken ashore from the SS Lapland on board the paddle steamer Duchess of York, before landing at Plymouth, 29th April 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

167 surviving crew members of the Titanic are taken ashore from the SS Lapland on board the paddle steamer Duchess of York, before landing at Plymouth, 29th April 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

167 surviving crew members of the Titanic are taken ashore from the SS Lapland on board the paddle steamer Duchess of York, before landing at Plymouth, 29th April 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

167 surviving crew members of the Titanic are taken ashore from the SS Lapland on board the paddle steamer Duchess of York, before landing at Plymouth, 29th April 1912. Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

With Clive Palmer's announcement of his new project, Titanic II, we take a look back at the historical photos of the 1912 Titanic disaster.