Fascinating Engineering Details of the Titanic From a 1909 Journal

It's over 100 years since the Titanic final, fateful journey. But tucked away in engineering journals dating even further back are some fascinating details about how the ship was built—and in this video, Engineering Guy Bill Hammack casts a thoughtful eye over them.

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Having sifted through images and information held in copies of The Engineer published between 1909 and 1911, Bill describes the building of the Titanic and its twin the Olympic. He covers everything from their build in dry docks, how their engines, steering mechanism and propellers worked, and what did for the ships in the end. It's a fascinating 11 minutes. [Engineering Guy]

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mrjoeyyaya
mrjoeyyaya

its fascinating to encounter things from 100 years ago. Where i used to live in CT, not a rich town at all, very huge separation between rich and poor, but those apartments I had lived in turned out to be over 100 years old. Turns out there was a house next door that is 295 years old and still being rented out!