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Ship Building: Belfast
Some of the world's most famous ocean-going vessels, including the RMS Titanic and both of its sister vessels, Olympic and Britannic, were built at the shipyards in Belfast, in Northern Ireland.
Among the most prolific of shipbuilders during the Gilded Age was Harland & Wolff, which is still in business today, but now focuses much of its efforts on offshore renewable energy. In addition to the Olympic class vessels, the modern ocean liners Southern Cross and Canberra, the company built a number of the UK's aircraft carriers and cruisers.