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Images of the Titanic's Construction (1909)

Almost everyone knows how the Titanic came to its end on that cold April night in 1912. Little is known about its beginnings and how it was constructed. Here are some photos that will tell us a little bit about the history of this ship.

photo via The Titanic

We all know the end of Titanic. However, less is known about its construction. There are interesting images covering the process of creating this giant in the shipyards of Belfast in 1909. Let’s take a look at some of these images and find out how it all began.

The construction of the RMS Titanic, funded by the American businessman J. P. Morgan and his International Mercantile Marine Co. company, began on March 31, 1909. The hull of the Titanic was launched into the sea at 12:13 on May 31, 1911, and its construction was completed on March 31 the next year. Its total length was 269 meters, its beam was 28 meters, had a gross tonnage of 46,328 tons, and a height of 18 meters from the waterline to the boat deck.

The Titanic was equipped with two four-cylinder reciprocating machines triple-expansion, and a low pressure Parsons turbine which drove three bronze propellers. There were 29 of 159 boiler coal furnaces that made it possible for the ship to reach the maximum speed of 23 knots (43 km / h). Only three of the four chimneys that had a height of 19 meters were functional. The fourth hearth was used only for ventilation, and was added to give the ship a more impressive look.

written by jesushp and translated by jesushp

1 comment

  1. gvelasco


    Wow! Great pics - historically, artistically, and photographically.

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