A rendering of a First Class Cabin on A-Deck aboard Titanic.
These cabins were small but comfortable by 1912 standards, although still not quite as comfortable as the larger and more opulent first class staterooms amidships on B and C-Decks.
These staterooms had ceiling-mounted electric fans, a must-have in a time before widespread air-conditioning (the table fan is just for show and won’t be in the game except for in four suites), so special thanks to Jeff Whitfield and Matt Clark from the Antique Fan Collectors Association for helping us get the fans right!
A colorized photo of Fredrick Fleet, the man who unfortunately will forever be best known as the person who had to say “Iceberg, right ahead!” The picture comes from this awesome album of 55 colorized historic photos. I’m kind of surprised that wound up in there, I imagine few people can recognize Fleet.
If you’d like to know more about Fleet, Titanic historian Paul Lee has a great write up about his last years and sad end on is site. If you haven’t clicked yet maybe this line will draw you in
Before Reade’s interview, there had been no mention of the delay before signalling the bridge; indeed, there is no suggestion of any gap between seeing the iceberg and ringing the bell - and for obvious good reason. If the story Fleet told was true, then he no doubt feared that he would be blamed for not being more prompt in his warning, which could have saved the ship if given in time
On my blog? I’m sorry, I’m really not sure what you’re referring to.
Wow, the Titanic had a pretty bangin’ 1st and 2nd class galley.
The third class galley? Eh, not so great.
Just a reminder that you can view the full set of these general arrangement plans of Titanic here: http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-deckplans/boat-deck.html
(Click and drag to move around, use the buttons below to zoom or go full screen, and click the “Profile | Boat Deck | A Deck |Etc…” buttons to go to different decks.)
Thomas Andrews Jr. - Managing Director and Head of the Drafting Department at Harland and Wolff - Naval Architect in charge of Titanic's design. - Born: February 7, 1873, Perished: April 15, 1912 at age 39 leaving behind his wife and daughter whom he adored - A true hero who always thought of others before himself
The sonar map of the Titanic wreck site. All 15 square miles of debris.
May 31, 1911, 12:15 pm: the RMS Titanic was launched in Belfast, in front of a crowd of 100,000.