David Hutchings & Richard de Kerbrech
Zenith Press, 2011 (2011)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
t just over 882 feet in length and towering 104 feet above her keel, the RMS Titanic was an awe inspiring ship. She could accommodate more than 3,300 passengers and, with fifteen watertight bulkheads, the glorious passenger ship was considered all but unsinkable.
f course, on her maiden voyage across the North Atlantic in 1912 the vessel's owners and the rest of the world were horrified to discover that wasn't the case. The Titanic's encounter with an iceberg not only made history but it also has been immortalized in movies, stories and historical works for decades.
eaturing 250 color and black and white photos, this authoratative text delves into this famous ship and explains the complexities of her massive engine room and lavish passenger accommodation. You'll follow the ship from her construction in Belfast to the discovery of her remains in the North Atlantic in 1985.
esides detailed descriptions of the ship's anatomy and propulsion system, there is an intimate
View from the Bridge
(steering gear and navigation/wireless equipment) and an
(boilers, propellers, hydraulic systems, etc.). Although rather
, this material is definitely comprehensible to the layperson who is interested in this much detail.
remarkable volume and one that will delight anyone mechanically inclined or interested in the history of the RMS Titanic, this is a
book. You'll spend hours pouring over the cutaways, diagrams and vintage photos that accompany the informative text.
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