Unusual boxes in TITANIC Deck PLAN

Yourj Benig

Yourj Benig

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I've been looking to Bruce Beveridge's Deck plan and I'm curious about this box - named FL Discovery Channel Titanic 213712

Discovery Channel Titanic 213712
 
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Dan Johnson

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I'm going to say it's the fireplace. The H is likely the electric heater. Not sure what FL means though.
 
Dave Gittins

Dave Gittins

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On Bruce's giant deck plans he says it's a folding lavatory. By this he may mean a folding basin for washing hands, rather than what the British call a lavatory.
 
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Bob Godfrey

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Certainly this means a lavatory in the original sense of a vessel used for washing. It's a little confusing in that the plans also use the same word in its later sense of a place for washing and/or performing one's bodily functions. The use of terms like 'lavatory' and 'toilet' (which originally pertained to dressing and grooming) as euphemisms for other activities 'not referenced in polite conversation' were generally confusing at that time when the more traditional meanings were still in common use. Even today in the UK we are confused by American requests to use the 'bathroom'. "You want to take a bath? Now? Oh, you wanted a ****? Why didn't you say so?"
 
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