BIG SHIPS EASY TO BUILD
Only Limited by Docks and Channel, Says English Yard Manager
Among the passengers who arrived yesterday on the White Star steamship
Celtic was the Right Hon. Alexander M. Carlisle, General Manager of Harland
& Wolff, Ltd., shipbuilders of Belfast. He crossed the Atlantic, he said,
simply for rest, and will depart again on Wednesday on the Oceanic.
"This is the age of the big ship," said Mr. Carlisle. "The vessels of great
size are not so hard to build as some imagine. They are easy to handle.
Vessels cannot be built just as the builder wants. One must consider depth
of channels and size of docks.
"We can build fast ships, too, but at the present time they apparently are
not wanted. At present we have 200,000 tons under construction, including
the Olympic and Titanic of the White Star Line.
"These vessels will surprise people when they get here. They will be
magnificent in interior decorations. I think they will surpass any craft
afloat. The Olympic, it is expected, will leave the ways in October."