Today in Belfast heavy industry is the exception rather than the rule. Yet this city and its hard working citizens have, over the years, placed Belfast at the top of the Industrial league. There were many industries but what made Belfast world famous was shipbuilding. It could proudly boast to having the largest shipyard in the world, that of the massive east Belfast shipyard of Harland and Wolff. It was here in 1912 that probably the most famous or infamous ship, the Titanic, departed from the Lough and sailed into the history books.