The HMS Titanic

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It has amazed me over the years and still does today. TheTitanic is one of the most famous ships in history and if I asked you what end it came to, you would know. If, however I asked you how it was built, would you know that?

HMS Titanic

The HMSTtitanic was the largest Luxury liner of its time with a length of 882 feet & 8inches a breadth of 92 feet and it weighed 21,831 tonnes. It had luxuries beyond today’s imagination and could hold a total of 4432 people including crew but thankfully it never did take on this full capacity.

It is the building of this massive awe inspiring ship I came here to discuss today.

The original Drawing for Ship 400 & 401 The HMS Olympic and The HMS Titanic

This design was approved in Belfast on 29 July 1908 by Bruce Ismay and other White Star directors. The general arrangement drawing reflects the leading edge naval architecture at it's time , including the division of the hull into a series of virtually watertight compartments.

Also apparent is the huge amount of space occupied by boilers and engines. The 'ornamental ' fourth funnel which is not connected to the coal-fired boilers, but positioned above the turbine room. Its purpose was to enhance the prestige and beauty of the ship.

Propellers

Spanning 23 feet the propellers as you see here looks to be massive compare to the men underneath it. When, however , you think about the length breadth and height of the ship, these were mathematically under sized. Not only the size of the ship, but the power supplied by feeding 159 furnaces to run the 29 boilers powering 2 engines. This however seems to be only one of several ship building flaws I have noted in the building of this mountain of a ship. The one thing they did seem to improve on however was the rudder which weighed in at 101 tonnes.

Anchors

When I discovered this information I found a new respect for the shipbuilders of that era. It made me realise just how much our new technologies have helped us along the way.

There were 3 anchors, two of them weighed 15 and half tonne each and one weighed 10 tonne. It took a total of 20 horses to pull one 15 and a half tonne anchor to the shipyard on a cart. I can only imagining how they got it onto the cart.

In conclusion

I would still step onto the Titanic if I could although I would never sail on it. I find it the most awe inspiring works of man in that era and only wish they had, had some hind sight before the maiden voyage.

We cannot deny that this was a revolution to ship building and sea travel and although I think I will always hold the Titanic in awe, I will never forget the lives that were lost and always respect that they paid much too high a price for a journey across the sea.

Tags

Belfast, Liverpool, Ship, Ship Wreck, Shipping, Titanic, Titanic Maiden Voyage, Titanic Sunk

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author avatar johnnydod
9th Jan 2012 (#)

Brilliant piece Faith and wonderfully written

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author avatar Buzz
9th Jan 2012 (#)

Magnificent images of the Titanic. Lives were lost when it sunk. Who could ever think it would sink? Great article, Faith.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
9th Jan 2012 (#)

Ditto Johnny Dod's comments, Faith. My stepson is something of an expert on the Titanic and I am tempted to print this out and send it to him so he can add it to his collection of expert pieces on the Titanic.

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author avatar XX=MAD_MAX=XX
9th Jan 2012 (#)

great work there! this page deserve its STAR PAGE BADGE. i want a badge like that too. but i am to inexperienced. T^T

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
9th Jan 2012 (#)

Wow I woke up logged in here and had a star page !! Great start to the day and Thanks guys I never would have dreamed to try this without all of your feedback and comments inspiring me along :)

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author avatar kaylar
9th Jan 2012 (#)

excellent and different take on a subject which has almost been done to death. Well deserved star

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
9th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you :)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
9th Jan 2012 (#)

Wonderful star page, Faithmorgan1. Just fascinating.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
9th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks :) i was so pleased when I logged in to see it.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
10th Jan 2012 (#)

Yep - absolutely tragic. Many congrats on your star page, my friend.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
10th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you.

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author avatar Denise O
10th Jan 2012 (#)

What a well done page about the Titanic. great writing and the photos look great. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
10th Jan 2012 (#)

Your welcome :)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
12th Jan 2012 (#)

Good write-up on the Titanic. It set sail from Southampton, where I was born.
Thank you, Faith.

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author avatar ittech
13th Jan 2012 (#)

XLNT, Have a great New Year

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
13th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks :)

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author avatar Jules Castillo
16th Jan 2012 (#)

thanks for this article..i really didnt know this...

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
16th Jan 2012 (#)

:)

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author avatar Russ
29th Oct 2012 (#)

1 Fact about the Titanic: The ship was not a part of the Royal Navy. She was a Royal Mail carrier so was titled RMS not HMS which is reserved for warships of the Royal Navy.

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