On March 31, 1909 was laid the keel of the Titanic, some 15 weeks after her sister ship Olympic. Both liners were also built and furnished to the highest level of elegance and luxury that one knew when. The intention was to abandon both ships at the prestigious transatlantic liner of the White Star Line.
Two years later, on May 31, 1911, the completed Olympic was at the shipyards of Harland & Wolff in Northern Ireland handed over to its new owners. The Titanic was the same day around three o'clock in the afternoon on deck. With a length of 269.04 m, a width of 28.19 m and a tonnage of 46.329 GRT was bigger than any other ship that was built. In 1912, the Titanic was the largest ship in the world.
Initially Captain Edward John Smith took command of the Olympic, but he later switched to the Titanic for its maiden voyage, which began on Wednesday, April 10th, 1912 when the output from Southampton. It was ominous when it missed during port maneuvers barely New York, which was built there. The Titanic explained later in Cherbourg (France) and Queenstown (Ireland) before setting sail for New York (USA).
The crossing went smoothly until Sunday, April 14th at 23.40 (ship's time) the lookout iceberg warnings reported. The ship scraped the right past an iceberg and sank two hours and forty minutes after the collision in the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Only 712 people survived the catastrophe; Captain Smith disappeared along with his ship in the deep.
- Detailed hull with textured planking
- Three propellers
- Separate rudder
- Detailed decks structure of wooden planks
- Detailed dekbovenbouwdelen
- Lifeboats with davits
- Separate railing
- Last Cranes
- Detailed chimneys
- Stairs Stairs
- Detailed masts
- Display Base
- Detailed transfers with Cora ties tripping
- Includes Titanic extras (3 post cards, menu and advertising brochure)
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