Saturday, December 01, 2012

Titanic plans

A 33-foot-long scale drawing of the Titanic, showing how sections and rooms were used, has been put on display at the new Titanic Belfast museum. The drawing was used during the investigation of the disastrous sinking in 1912, and may have existed during the ship's construction. Investigators marked the places where they thought the iceberg broke through the hull — a much smaller area than modern experts had thought before the privately-owned document came to public view in 2011.

Source - BBC News /
Here's a BBC video with the conservator, showing the drawing rolled out across a table.

Thanks to this The History Blog article, which also includes links to official inquiry transcripts.

Guglielmo Marconi, who launched telegraph technology, was one of those who testified. Here's my previous post about R.M.S. Titanic and Marconi's two dedicated wireless operators.

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