The piece was made by Samuel Smith who took part in the body-recovery mission in April 1912.Read more
An oak cross made from wreckage of the Titanic is to be sold at auction.
The piece was made by Samuel Smith, who was on board the S.S. Minia when it took part in the mission to recover the bodies of those who perished.
The Titanic, which departed from Southampton, struck an iceberg in the early hours of 15 April, 1912, killing 1,517 people.
Mr Smith picked up debris from the sinking as he helped retrieve the bodies, which were either buried at sea or taken to Halifax, Nova Scotia. He made the cross in honour of those who died.
The poignant piece, which is expected to fetch up to £18,000, will be auctioned at Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, Wiltshire, on 19 October.
For the first time in 15 years divers have explored the Titanic wreck and say it is deteriorating.