1. On the boat deck next to chimney number 1 near the bridge there is the abbreviation: H.S.W.T. Does anyone know what he means?
2. On deck C there is a crews galley in the bow. There is the abbreviation 80 G BLR. I don't know what he means either.
Thank you in advance for each answer.
(1) For the H.S.W.T. I would say it has yo do with Water pipes, maybe something like High Supply/Standing Water Tank, check that : Titanic Funnel Water Pipes Atricle from titanic-cad-plans.com
(2) For the 80 G BLR, I would guess : 80 Gallons Boiler ? Not sure about that...
Remember, the ship is feeding 2 to 3000 people 3 meals a day. I don't know about Titanic, but on U.S. Navy ships the crew gets 4 meals a day.80 G BLR abbreviation will be a pot of 80 gallons. I also had such suspicion but I think that's not it. There is also a kitchen on board D and such pots have different markings. And in addition, 80 gallons is about 300 liters so a lot. I don't know if such pots exist at all
If I recall, a James Cameron documentary mentioned the Captain's bathtub had both hot and cold fresh and seawater. That tank probably feed the Captain's tub, among other things. There are also 4 tanks above the boiler rooms inboard of the swimming pool (I'm currently modeling this area) Possibly used for the showers and Turkish bath - unless the pool itself was heated.HSWT...possibly the 1912 version of a hot steam buffer tank system for domestic water supplies or a heating system
It's a common English abbreviation technique- remove the vowels and keep the consonants. BoiLeR becomes BLR
I'm not sure where they actually cleaned the laundry at - perhaps the section marked "boiled linen" - that's not clear to me. I'd guess that most or all of the water on those tanks was used for laundry - 3500 beds, plus tablecloths, napkins, probably uniforms and possibly even passenger clothes.