Olympic class liners - Three Funnel Design?


ADeblois

Member
Mar 18, 2012
51
1
38
So I was rewatching the Titanic: Birth of a Legend documentary last night and paused at the part where Thomas Andrews and Mr. Chisholm were looking at "plans" for the Olympic class liners, depicting them with only three funnels instead of the four that we know them to have in their final design. The rationale given by Alexander Carlisle was that it was more cost-effective to design the Olympic class liners with three funnels, and later was changed to four to suit Ismay in the sense of making the ships look more impressive than the Cunarders Lusitania and Mauretania.

Does this scene have any validity? Is there any sketches that depict the Olympic class sporting three funnels? I linked the image here so we can discuss.

10408667_898671483488150_3563985080624165258_n.jpg
 
Oct 31, 2008
14
0
71
Original Design

I have read that the Titanic was originally designed to have a three deck First class dinning room and three funnels instead of four. I was wondering if anyone knew of any other design features that the Titanic was originally designed with or even what the designers cut out? Also I have read that the Titanic was designed to be 1000 feet long but Harland and Wolf could not get the approval to either build a slip or maybe it was the dry dock big enough to accommodate a ship of that size. Is there any fact to this?
 
Mar 18, 2008
2,322
627
183
Germany
Also I have read that the Titanic was designed to be 1000 feet long...
It were early newspaper reports about Olympic and Titanic and later also about Britannic which claimed to be 1000 feet long. The source for that claim is not quite clear.

I have read that the Titanic was originally designed to have a three deck First class dinning room and three funnels instead of four. I was wondering if anyone knew of any other design features
I am not sure if my memory is right but I think that the 1st class Dining Saloon for the Olympic&Titanic was to be 2 decks high with a glass dome. The Lounge was also planned to had a glass dome and several other features as a staircase on the D Deck 1st class entrance leading down to 3rd class, only one mast and several more....
 

Similar threads