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RMS Titanic Owners' Workshop Manual: 1909-12 (Olympic Class): An Insight Into the Design, Construction and Operation of the Most Famous Passenger Ship (Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals)

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Titanic—the second of the Olympic class liners—was not revolutionary in design, but was remarkable for her size. She measured 882 feet 9 inches from stem to stern, her navigating bridge towered 104 feet above the keel, and she could carry more than 3,300 passengers and crew. With a gross tonnage of 46,328 tons, Titanic sacrificed speed in favor of size and luxury, space and comfort on the North Atlantic passenger route. Titanic’s fifteen watertight bulkheads were said at the time to make the ship “practically unsinkable.” But these bulkheads did not extend high enough, and this, along with insufficient lifeboats, proved to be her Achilles’ heel. On her maiden voyage across the North Atlantic in 1912, Titanic struck an iceberg and sank with heavy loss of life. With an authoritative text supported by more than two hundred illustrations, you can read how this Leviathan of the seas was built, launched, and fitted out, understand the complexities of her massive engine room, and appreciate the lavish passenger accommodation that was the talk of Edwardian Britain. You can also read about the captain’s many responsibilities and discover how the chief engineer kept the mighty ship and its systems running. The Haynes RMS Titanic Manual offers a rare and fascinating insight into the design, construction, and operation of one of the greatest passenger ships of the twentieth century.

Book News Annotation:

This "owners' manual" for the RMS Titanic provides an interesting illustrated guide to the technology and engineering that went into the construction of one of the world's most famous ships and provides insight into some of the structural and design flaws that contributed to its destruction. Beginning with a brief overview of the Titanic story, the majority of the work covers technical information including a detailed anatomy of the ship, its propulsion navigation and safety systems and an engineer's look at the specification of the vessel. The book includes numerous historical photographs, as well as technical drawings and photos of items recovered from the sunken wreck. Hutchings and Kerbrech are marine engineers and have authored over twenty books on maritime history. Zenith Press is an imprint of Quayside Publishing. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The world famous ocean liner Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, is the latest subject to receive the Haynes Manual treatment. With an authoritative text and hundreds of illustrations, see how this leviathan was built, launched, and fitted out. Read about her lavish passenger accommodation. Learn about the captain’s responsibilities, including the operation of a transatlantic liner. Consider the chief engineer’s view—how did he manage the huge engines and other onboard systems? What was it like to operate the luxury ocean liner from the perspective of Titanic’s owner, the White Star line?

About the Author

Richard P. de Kerbrech BSc, Cert Ed, I Eng, served his marine engineering apprenticeship with Shaw, Savill and Albion shipping company. He was an inspector at the Admiralty Marine Engineering Establishment before becoming a lecturer in Mechanical and Production Engineering. He is the author of more than twelve books on maritime history. He lives on the Isle of Wight. David Hutchings I Eng, MRINA, served his shipwright apprenticeship in the Royal Dockyard at Portsmouth. He followed a career as a draughtsman, weights engineer, and technical librarian in the Royal Dockyard, at the Admiralty Experimental Works, Haslar, with Vosper International and Marconi Underwater Systems, and finally with Vosper Thornycroft. He is the author of nine books on maritime history and lives in Lee-on-The-Solent.Richard P. de Kerbrech BSc, Cert Ed, I Eng, served his marine engineering apprenticeship with Shaw, Savill and Albion shipping company. He was an inspector at the Admiralty Marine Engineering Establishment before becoming a lecturer in Mechanical and Production Engineering. He is the author of more than twelve books on maritime history. He lives on the Isle of Wight. David Hutchings I Eng, MRINA, served his shipwright apprenticeship in the Royal Dockyard at Portsmouth. He followed a career as a draughtsman, weights engineer, and technical librarian in the Royal Dockyard, at the Admiralty Experimental Works, Haslar, with Vosper International and Marconi Underwater Systems, and finally with Vosper Thornycroft. He is the author of nine books on maritime history and lives in Lee-on-The-Solent.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760340790
Author:
Hutchings, David F.
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Author:
Richard de Kerbrech
Author:
De Kerbrech, Richard
Author:
Hutchings
Author:
Hutchings, David
Author:
David
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - General
Subject:
Nautical - General
Subject:
Disasters
Subject:
James Cameron
Subject:
Iceberg
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Pictorial
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color & 50 b/w photos
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.50 in

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The world famous ocean liner Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, is the latest subject to receive the Haynes Manual treatment. With an authoritative text and hundreds of illustrations, see how this leviathan was built, launched, and fitted out. Read about her lavish passenger accommodation. Learn about the captain’s responsibilities, including the operation of a transatlantic liner. Consider the chief engineer’s view—how did he manage the huge engines and other onboard systems? What was it like to operate the luxury ocean liner from the perspective of Titanic’s owner, the White Star line?
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