- Dec 11, 2018
Mike, I'm assuming she's in the UK? Wish I'd known about this when I lived there.I have been on the SS Shieldhall ship three times want a fantastic experience you get on how the triple expansion engines work as used in Titanic, although on a on much smaller scale but the principal of steam is the same. The telegraph message from bridge to the engine room telegraph is very much the same as in Titanic to. The only main different is oil been used in the boilers and not coal. The temperature of the oil fired boiler room is over 100f as in Titanic can be as high 120-140f, and back breaking shovelling coal into the boilers. Even the bridge is some thing like on the Titanic again on a smaller scale. All those lovely polished brass work and varnish wood work. The steering gear is very much the same principal as Titanic to.
I would recommend a trip to anybody and the ship is still running to day, but with covid-19 restrictions.