The SS Nomadic returned to Belfast 95 years after her launch. After an official welcome home in July 2006 she was moved to a dry dock at Harland & Wolff, awaiting restoration. Built at the Belfast shipyard in 1911 as a tender ship for White Star Liners at Cherbourg, Nomadic ferried first and second class passengers to RMS Olympic and Titanic. She also played a vital role in two world wars and served Cunard's great transatlantic ocean liners.
It is hoped that Nomadic will become the centrepiece of a new tourist area dedicated to the memory of the world's most famous ship.