Titanic: Building the World s Most Famous Ship FUll)
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Author : Anton Gill Pages : 288 pages Publisher : The Lyons Press 2013-09-03 Language : English ISBN-10 : 0762782323 ISBN-13 : 9780762782321
Description When she set sail on her doomed maiden voyage in April 1912, RMS "Titanic" was the jewel in the crown of the White Star Line. A floating palace, she was the largest and most technologically advanced moving object in the world. It spent barely five days at sea, but a skilled workforce of thousands of men and women had spent years building the ship in a remarkable feat of design and engineering. Here is the story of the riveters, who risked deafness from hammering millions of rivets that held together the enormous steel hull; the engineers, who had the gargantuan task of fitting engines to power the massive ship across the Atlantic at 23 knots; the electricians, who installed state-of-the-art communications systems and enormous steam-driven generators; and the carpenters, cabinetmakers, and artisans who labored over every
last detail of the opulent state rooms. From the engine room to the ballroom, this book--the companion volume to the five-part National Geographic documentary series "Rebuilding Titanic" (spring 2011)--is a testament to those who designed, built, and fitted the "ship of dreams."
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