1. Marco C. Ruo

    Cool the ship/ life in summer

    During the summer days, what was life like on the great steam liners? Do we have testimonies from passengers of the Olympian or other transatlantic liners? Was the "Olympic" class better than other ships? I always wondered how difficult it was to cool a ship with 29 boilers burning continuously...
  2. Encyclopedia Titanica

    Ghostly Tales from the Titanic

    When the R.M.S. Titanic sank on April 15 1912 it claimed 1496 lives with only 712 survivors. The R.M.S. Carpathia picked up the survivors and returned to New York City arriving on April 18. She had originally departed New York four days earlier. When the Carpathia arrived at Pier 54 upwards of...
  3. J

    William Poole-Apprentice Engineer

    My grandfather William Poole (1993-1957) worked on the building of the Titanic whilst an apprentice engineer at Harland & Wolff. I don’t think there are any surviving records of apprentices at Harland & Wolff of that period. After being in the Royal Engineers during WW1, he joined the Merchant...
  4. M

    Deepest part of wreck explored

    General question. Does anyone know if there are plans for deeper exploration into Titanic. I do believe the furthest on the bow section was the Turkish baths by Jim Cameron. I also wonder if it was possible to reach the pool since it was next to Turkish baths. I have heard it was destroyed. Is...
  5. J

    Reaction to the break-up of Titanic Post-Discovery:

    What was the reaction of people, and the Titanic Community in general, to the fact that Titanic was found to have in fact broken in two and laying on the bottom of the Atlantic in pieces after the discovery on 1st September 1985? Were there some people who went; "No...no...no! It can't be! That...
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    Titanic Chronometer J.W. Ray Co. Liverpool

    I have a J.W. Ray Marine Chronometer, Number 218, marked 17 So. Castle Street, Liverpool. I recently acquired it from an estate auction. Pictures attached. I think mine may be identical to the one recovered from the Titanic and could be the closest one still in existence to the Titanic...
  7. Encyclopedia Titanica

    Titanic: First ever full-sized scans reveal wreck as never seen before

  8. candasulas

    RMS Titanic and Olympic WEB and Channel Frame Dimensions

    Hello everyone. I have a question regarding the dimensions of the Frames used in Titanic and Olympic. Except for the depth measurement of WEB frames and Channel frames; What is the frame width? I would like to know the width of the surfaces where the frames rising up along the decks from the...
  9. Encyclopedia Titanica

    A Titanic Upgrade: Which second class Titanic passengers upgraded to first class

    Annotations on a passenger list hint at possible movement between the classes aboard Titanic... Titanica! Fri, 12 May 2023 https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/a-titanic-upgrade.html
  10. M

    Photograph of Olympic and Titanic

    Hello all, I visited the Titanic Belfast Museum recently and saw a picture I had never seen before. Its caption reads "Extension of slips in the north yard." "The Titanic is on the left and the Olympic is on the right." But there are 3 ships in the picture: which one is which? Could anyone...