News from 1912: SPENDS $350,000 FOR SAFETY

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The Sun, New York, 6 Augst 1912
Original article digitized by the New York Public Library
Retrieved from the Library of Congress' Chronicling America web site,
Historic American Newspapers - Chronicling America (The Library of Congress)


SPENDS $350,000 FOR SAFETY
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White Star Company Putting Inner Shell in Gigantic
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Special Cable Despatch to THE SUN
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London, Aug. 5---The decision of the White Star Company to put an inner
shell in the Gigantic, the new sister ship of the Olympic, will involve an
additional expense of $350,000 in the construction of the vessel. This is a
small item compared with the loss of space, which is figured at 250,000
cubic feet.

The extra shell will be three feet from the outer hull and will rise well
above the water line. The new vessel, which was ordered just after the
Titanic disaster, will be twenty feet longer than the Olympic and Titanic,
which were the largest steamships in the world when they were put into
commission.

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