An addendum to my post about the panel not being a door, because every second person who reblogged it felt like replying or tagging with “but Jack could fit!”
The last surviving Harland and Wolff built White Star Line lifeboat. This was the no 2 lifeboat from the SS Nomadic. The boat is in too fragile a condition to be put back on the ship, and currently there is a campaign to have a hut built to house it near the ship, but funds are needed to stop this important piece of history falling into the hands of a collector, house it permanently and build two replicas for the ship.
I attended a fund raising open day held by the restorers near Bangor, Northern Ireland on Saturday, we had good weather, and a good turn out.
The lifeboat sits on a cradle with the remains of it’s original keel mounted next to it, The plaques are replicas, the originals fell into the hands of collectors. Find more information on this boat on the Nomadic Preservation Society’s website.
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.)