Harland Duzen

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Nothing Titanic related, but just a interesting film for curious film / maritime fans...

Apparently the Harland & Wolff built ship Rotterdam (1897) when later the C.F. Tietgen of the Scandinavian America Line was used as a film set for the Danish film Atlantis (1913) based off a book by Gerhart Hauptmann.

What's interesting is the ship and a large scale set piece of the C.F. Tietgen was built and used to simulate sinking and lowering lifeboat scenes (something rarely seen except in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.

You can watch the whole silent film on Wikipedia and by many at the time was associated / criticised for it's similarity to the Titanic's sinking the year before the film was made.

Atlantis (1913 film) - Wikipedia

SS Dwinsk - Wikipedia

Enjoy! (and sorry if any of this is inaccurate, I just wanted to share this interesting film to people...)
 

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