electricity

  1. Jessie M.

    Salt Water, Electrocution, or a Snapped wire?

    So I've been caught between three rather fascinating theories here folks. We all remember the gentlemen from Cameron's film who was down in the engine room towards the end of the film, right? Upon trying to flip one of the switches back on (I'm assuming it was exposed somewhere) he is...
  2. Jessie M.

    Switches

    So one thing I've noticed in quite a few representations of the sinking - A Night to Remember and James Cameron's Titanic being two of them - is that during scenes of the engine room that depict the later stages of the sinking the switches shut off by themselves and thus the engineers repeatedly...
  3. N

    When did Britannic's lights go out?

    I've not been able to find any information on the topic of when Britannic's lights went out/electrical system failed during the sinking.
  4. A

    How did the engine room start to flood before that compartment was submerged?

    For the last 20 minutes of the tragic disaster, and about the Morse code messages sent to nearby ships on April 15th 1912. The last few messages sent to the nearby ships were as follows: "CQD, SOS. MGY (titanic) to all stations. Engine room flooded up to the boilers" And: "CQD, SOS. MGY to all...
  5. R

    Lighting

    How well was Titanic lit. Is the lighting accurate in movies like Titanic (1997)? Or would it of been darker? Would the Grand staircase, and the Dinning Saloon be darker then portrayed?
  6. G

    Electricity During Sinking

    I have always wondered how the electric lights remained on during the sinking of the Titanic. I understand that crewmen kept the electric generators running as the ship sank. My question concerns the dangerous mix of electricity and salt water. In every film or artist's renditions of the...