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The Story of Constructing Titanic, the Largest Ship of its Time

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Titanic was built with the use of the world’s largest portal crane of that time on the Harland & Wolff shipyards. The ship’s keel was laid down on March 31, 1909.

Titanic was built with the use of the world’s largest portal crane of that time on the Harland & Wolff shipyards. The ship’s keel was laid down on March 31, 1909.

© Photo : Public DomainTitanic was built with the use of the world’s largest portal crane of that time on the Harland & Wolff shipyards. The ship’s keel was laid down on March 31, 1909.
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Titanic was built with the use of the world’s largest portal crane of that time on the Harland & Wolff shipyards. The ship’s keel was laid down on March 31, 1909.
© Photo : Public DomainAlmost 3,000 builders constructed the world’s largest ship. The construction lasted for over two years.
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Almost 3,000 builders constructed the world’s largest ship. The construction lasted for over two years.
© Photo : Bain CollectionTitanic’s screw propellers did about 75 revolutions per minute at maximum speed. However, the great ship lacked maneuvering ability.
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Titanic’s screw propellers did about 75 revolutions per minute at maximum speed. However, the great ship lacked maneuvering ability.
© Photo : Public DomainSeveral quarters were built for shipyard workers and their families.
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Several quarters were built for shipyard workers and their families.
© Photo : Public DomainTo lubricate the gangways, almost 23 tons of grease, locomotive oil and liquid soap were used while launching the ship. Belfast authorities and the actual owner of the ship, John Pierpont Morgan, attended the official launching ceremony.
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To lubricate the gangways, almost 23 tons of grease, locomotive oil and liquid soap were used while launching the ship. Belfast authorities and the actual owner of the ship, John Pierpont Morgan, attended the official launching ceremony.
© Photo : Robert WelshAfter Titanic was launched, the construction works were continued. Various equipment, including steam engines, condenses and turbines had to be installed.
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After Titanic was launched, the construction works were continued. Various equipment, including steam engines, condenses and turbines had to be installed.
© Photo : Public DomainOn April 2, 1912 Titanic ran trials during which the condition of the equipment installed on the ship was checked. The trials only lasted for a few hours and were absolutely insufficient, according to some experts.
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On April 2, 1912 Titanic ran trials during which the condition of the equipment installed on the ship was checked. The trials only lasted for a few hours and were absolutely insufficient, according to some experts.
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