Titanic memorial service

A memorial service has been held in Southampton for the victims of the Titanic disaster. The ship, which was registered in Liverpool, sank 100 years ago.

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Memorial service held for victims of Titanic disaster

Admiral Lord West casts a memorial wreath into the sea at Southampton docks Credit: PA

Descendants of those who perished after Titanic sank have thrown flowers into the docks where she was berthed.

The service was held to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

During the ceremony, a minute's silence was held for more than 1,500 passengers and crew who died.