The Ship was designed by Thomas Andrews for the White Star Line. Construction began on March 31, 1909 and lasted two years.
Building the Legend
The Ship was designed by Thomas Andrews for the White Star Line.
Construction began on March 31, 1909 and lasted two years.
Titanic was the largest Ship built prior to 1912 and the largest moving object built by man.
- 882 feet and 9 inches
(nearly four city blocks long)
- 92 feet and 6 inches
- 175 feet
(11 stories high)
- 46,329 tons
- 23 to 24 knots
(28 to29 miles per hour)
- 3,320 crew and passengers
- 14 main boats, 2 emergency boats and 4 collapsible
(total capacity was 1,178)
The Titanic had three bronze propellers that weighed a total of 92 tons. Titanic had four funnels, three of which were exhaust vents for the boilers that ran the engines. The fourth funnel was added to balance the Ship’s profile and make it look grander.
The Ship was built from 2,000 1-inch thick steel plates held together by more than 3 million rivets. The hull weighed 26,000 tons.
The Ship contained more than 2,000 Portholes.
The Grand Staircase went all the way from the Boat Deck down to the Reception Room outside the Dining Saloon on D-Deck, and then continued down to E-Deck. The Grand Staircase was paneled in oak and included a wrought-iron and glass skylight.
The style of the décor included Louis XIV, Empire Italian Renaissance, Georgian, Regence, Queen Ann, and Old Dutch. It took ten months to decorate Titanic.