95 years after she left, the SS Nomadic finally sails back home

SS NOMADIC was due to set off from a French port at noon today on her final voyage home to the city where she was built.

The Titanic’s ‘little sister’ will be ferried by submersible barge out of Le Havre in Normandy, through the English Channel, rounding Land’s End for the long trip north through the Irish Sea and into Belfast Lough.

The vessel, which carried first-class passengers onto the Titanic from Cherbourg, was saved from the scrapyard in January when she was bought by the Department of Social Development at auction in Paris for