"Taken from Crosshaven this photograph of the "Olympic” was for many years thought to be of the "Titanic”, a logistical impossibility. This picture was taken by Frank Browne and he was on board the tender "Ireland” when the Titanic” departed for New York.
The great transatlantic liners anchored off Roche's Point for as brief a period as possible. In effect once they had exchanged passengers, baggage and mails they continued on their journey. To effect this quick changeover the two tenders were loaded-up in good time. This led to feverish activity at the quayside and on the ships. Over time Frank Browne assembled a series of images that encapsulate this element of Queenstown's daily activity"