The Engineering of the Titanic (and the Other Olympic-Class Ships)
In this wonderful EngineerGuy video, he goes through some old engineering journals from 1909-1911 that he found. In them, he found numerous articles detailing the stages of construction for the Olympic-class ships, which included the Titanic.
The pictures are amazing and he does a great job of highlighting the black and white images to point out what he’s talking about. Some really interesting tidbits in here. Like, the reason the stacks are often called funnels is because they are shaped like inverted funnels inside the ship. Funnels above the boiler rooms gathered the smoke into the stacks. Also, the reason why ships of this period were usually painted black on the sides was to “hide” the tremendous amount of coal dust that got all over the sides of the ships when the coal was being loaded into special ports.
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