Titanic anchors

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Yorkie

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Hello
Can anyone tell me if all three Titanic anchors were the same. There are lots of photos and references to the centre anchor but little mention of side anchors.
Thank you Yorkie
 
Thomas Krom

Thomas Krom

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Hello
Can anyone tell me if all three Titanic anchors were the same. There are lots of photos and references to the centre anchor but little mention of side anchors.
Thank you Yorkie
Good day to you,

Of the 5 anchors on-board the Titanic only the port, starboard and centre anchors at the bow being a Hall’s Patent Stockless anchor, with the two smaller anchors (located on the starboard side of the forecastle and the poop deck) being Trotman anchors.

The port and starboard side Hall’s Patent Stockless anchors were referred to as Bower anchors and may look identical, however in terms of long-tons they were different. The starboard anchor was 7.89 long tons while the port one was 7.81 long tons.


The centre anchor Hall’s Patent Stockless anchor was referred to as a "Stockless anchor" and was 17 feet in length and 10 feet and 3 inches wide as well as being 15.80 long tons.


So for the short answer, the anchors weren't identical.

I hope you have a nice day.


With kind regards,


Thomas
 
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