Search results for query: "firemen"

  1. Stephen Carey

    Barrett's "wall of water"?

    I've often wondered about that "wall of water". Could it not have been from above when BR 6 overflowed into BR5? That would seem feasible, but I don't know the timing of the event. At some time or other, all the boiler rooms flooded over the infamous "not watertight above a certain level"...
  2. JTDillon

    Barrett's "wall of water"?

    Hello, I just wanted to let you know this post is actually a copy and paste from a post I made in Dec of 2020... They copied a small, insignificant portion of my post and pasted it here. Very weird. If youre actually interested in the topic, you can look my post up, it has the same title. I...
  3. Thomas Krom

    Could an improvised barrier have been rigged up on Titanic's E deck to slow the flooding?

    From fourth officer Joseph Groves Boxhall (1884-1967) we have a small mention of this conversation: "15610. Did you hear the Captain say anything to anybody about the ship being doomed? - The Captain did remark something to me in the earlier part of the evening after the order had been given to...
  4. Arun Vajpey

    Implications of flooding of BR4

    We have to remember that when the first impact with the iceberg occurred, the Titanic was moving forward and turning to port at the same time. Even though Murdoch gave that 'Hard a port!' order at some stage after the initial impact, the inertia from the first hard-a-starboard order would still...
  5. Cam Houseman

    Implications of flooding of BR4

    I've always wondered, what are the chances of it being Boiler Room 4 instead of Br. No. 6 or something, or the Firemen's passage? If it was a piece jutting out, would it have hit the underside of the forward boiler rooms?
  6. B

    Third class women's forward lavatory

    I must have misread the question. I did not realize that F deck was specified.
  7. Cam Houseman

    Third class women's forward lavatory

    Perhaps if the women were in the Third Class Open space, there'd be an accessible bathroom for them E-Deck I don't see a lavatory for women on F-Deck forward which area? There are no lavatories on D-Deck forward of the Third Class Open Space, except for the firemen.
  8. Thomas Krom

    Did the Titanic have to sink?

    The element of water is very unpredictable, you never know what exactly it will do at any given time, especially on sinking vessels where the angle would change, a list will either increase or decrease and where there are many other elements against the buoyancy of the ship . It is comparable to...
  9. Steven Christian

    Stokers, Firemen and Trimmers

    Could have been part of the crew that took her from Belfast to Southampton but he signed off when he got there for various reasons. Other crewmen left the ship in Southampton so it's possible. Someone here probably has a crew list of the short trip from Belfast if one exists. Cheers.
  10. G

    Stokers, Firemen and Trimmers

    I have just found this site, rather belatedly, whilst trying to find the difference between trimmers & firemen. My maternal grandfather had a fireman on the RMS Adriatic, according to the 1911 census. A family story has it that he turned up to board a ship for duty in Southampton but was turned...
  11. Mike Spooner

    Steam pressure of the engines

    Thinking of pressures and team work of any firemen problems, All this would of been be sorted out on the Olympic crossings beforehand.
  12. Rancor

    Steam pressure of the engines

    I don't think the fireman would look for a drop in pressure before adding coal. Their job was to keep the pressure at 215PSI, if it started to drop in your boiler you'd get a serious talking to from the head fireman! Depending on the speed required, more or less coal would need to be burnt to...
  13. Steven Christian

    Newspaper sensationalism of the sinking

    There were problems at different times getting the troops food. They had logistic problems and often when they did get it it was pretty horrible stuff. I have read at one point their solution was to give the troops more tobacco products to help stave off hunger pains. Some said tea and biscuits...
  14. Seumas

    Newspaper sensationalism of the sinking

    In terms of money for victims who were domiciled in the UK, there was a huge amount of money raised after the disaster for their next-of-kin. All of it was from private individual donations, fundraising events (e.g. orchestral concerts, theatrical plays, football matches) and private...
  15. Jim Currie

    Steam pressure of the engines

    As Sam advised, read the article
  16. Mike Spooner

    Steam pressure of the engines

    While on the subject of 29 boilers pressure which the system is design to run at 215psi. However that's is a requirement from the fireman or some time know as the black gang to check out each boiler for the correct pressure at 215psi. The question I ask at what stage when there drop in psi...
  17. Samuel Halpern

    Steam pressure of the engines

    It would build up in the boilers creating a higher pressure unless the firing rate of the boilers was reduced. That's why when they stopped Titanic's engines, the firemen were told to shut the dampers. If the pressure builds up too high the safeties would blow. There was also a manually...
  18. S

    Smither/Norton

    Daisy farmer was my great grandmother she went on to marry for a third time and had a total of 13 children.
  19. Seumas

    Titanic Myths, Titanic Truths

    The one about the geyser of water in Boiler Room No. 5 has been proved to be nonsense. There are old threads covering it.
  20. Cam Houseman

    Titanic Myths, Titanic Truths

    Been reading this book, I like it, its super interesting! But I have questions about a couple things. 1. The Firemen's passage. Capt. Brown states that the Inquiry decided that the firemen's passage flooded and was punctured by the iceberg. He brings up a great point that water was swirling...