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Saving the Titanic
Written byColin Heber-Percy
Lyall Watson
Directed byMaurice Sweeney
StarringLiam Cunningham
David Wilmot
Ciarán McMenamin
Music byLouis Febre
Country of originIreland
Original languageEnglish
ProducerKeith Farrell
CinematographyStephen McNutt
EditorBarry Zetlin
Running time104 minutes
Production companiesGebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
Tile Films
Original release
  • 13 April 2012 (2012-04-13)

Saving The Titanic, aired in Germany as Die Helden der Titanic, is 2012 Irish-German television docudrama directed by Maurice Sweeney, and written by Colin Heber-Percy and Lyall Watson. Unlike most films and series depicting the ship's passengers and senior crew, Saving the Titanic dramatizes the engineers and the boiler room crew who kept the furnaces and generators running as the Titanic sank, facilitating the survival of others.[1]

"Based on eyewitness accounts, this is the remarkable story of nine men from the engineering crew who fought courageously to hold back the power of the sea and keep the power systems running, even when they learned that all was lost. The engineering crew consisted of fireman and stokers, who shoveled coal into the ship’s 29 boilers that powered its two massive steam engines, and engineers who made sure the engines and other mechanical equipment functioned smoothly. A memorial to commemorate their bravery was erected in Liverpool, England and unveiled in 1916."[2]



  1. ^ "Saving the Titanic". 4 April 2012.
  2. ^ PBS Review