- Mar 16, 2000
An interesting feature of Titanic's bow was that she effectively had two collision bulkheads. H & W originally designed the collision bulkhead to suit the arrangements of the anchors and the chain locker. When inspected, this arrangement didn't meet Board of Trade standards, because the bulkhead was too close to the bow. After discussions, it was decided to leave the bulkhead alone and to increase the height of the second bulkhead to reach the weather deck. In a head on collision, Titanic could have stood up quite well. It's all in BOT records.