Aboard the Titanic

Take it from me, it’s not haunted.

– On the Titanic artifact exhibitions, from someone who worked at 5 Titanic exhibits over two years and spent plenty of time around Titanic artifacts. Via Ships & Dodecahedrons

bouncingdodecahedrons:

In case you were wondering what the hell it is I do all day, and why I’m so pale.

(Working on stuff for titanic-honor-and-glory.)


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magnificenttitanic:

In a rare and wonderful treat for Titanic historians and casual fans alike, “new” photos of the Titanic have surfaced in a private collection and have been shown to the public for the first time in a century.

The photos show Titanic’s launch from the Harland and Wolff Arrol Gantry when she was just an empty hull, and the complete and freshly-painted ship’s departure from Belfast for sea trials. Other photos from the same collection also show Olympic, Titanic’s identical sister ship. All photos above are of Titanic.

While the number of photos of Titanic publicly known to exist is relatively small compared to those of Olympic, even as these new photos have been unveiled, there are most certainly other photos in private collections that have yet to be discovered or released.

The photos are currently on display at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Read more here.

Photos courtesy: National Museums Northern Ireland


Via Aboard the Titanic


In a rare and wonderful treat for Titanic historians and casual fans alike, “new” photos of the Titanic have surfaced in a private collection and have been shown to the public for the first time in a century.

The photos show Titanic’s launch from the Harland and Wolff Arrol Gantry when she was just an empty hull, and the complete and freshly-painted ship’s departure from Belfast for sea trials. Other photos from the same collection also show Olympic, Titanic’s identical sister ship. All photos above are of Titanic.

While the number of photos of Titanic publicly known to exist is relatively small compared to those of Olympic, even as these new photos have been unveiled, there are most certainly other photos in private collections that have yet to be discovered or released.

The photos are currently on display at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Read more here.

Photos courtesy: National Museums Northern Ireland



Fuck Jack and Rose.

youcouldbemychemical:

I want to know more about that old couple who died together. Where’s their story?

If you mean the old couple in their bed in their flooding stateroom, they would be Isidor and Ida Straus, co-oweners of Macy’s Department Store.

They had a chance to board a lifeboat, but Isidor was unwilling to board a boat while there were women and children still on the ship. So, Ida also refused to board the boat, saying “We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go.” In real life, they did not retire to their stateroom to await their fate as they did in the movie. They were last seen up on deck, arm-in-arm, and were likely washed overboard when the ship took its final plunge. Isidor’s body was recovered after the sinking.

Via hey there, what'cha doin'?

disneynowand4ever:

Can we talk about the fact that Thomas Andrews stood in the room where the break up took place?

(Even though now the new break up theory would prove me wrong)

As someone else said, there’s a theory that Andrews did not spend his last minutes in the First Class Smoke Room.

However, I think it’s a well-supported and highly plausible theory, and I don’t think the classic tale of Andrews standing in the Smoke Room holds much water. It’s most likely simply something some like to believe because there’s a tendency toward romanticizing history. If anything, I think it goes against Andrews’ nature.

The sighting of Andrews in the Smoke Room did happen, but earlier on in the sinking, possibly as early as 1:30am. This means Andrews would have to stand around in front of that painting for nearly an hour as the ship sank from under him. As stunned as he might have been, I doubt he’d have done that, as he still had a job to do, as the rest of the crew did that night.

The account of Andrews in the Smoke Room, the only one I know of, anyway, also didn’t even say that was the last place he was, and as far as I know even suggested it wasn’t his last location. On the contrary, other accounts place him on A Deck and on the bridge near the end.

I wrote a much more detailed post on this, you can read it here.

Also, new theory or not, the area of the Smoke Room the classic Andrews’ Fate tale takes place in would not have been immediately greatly affected by the initial breakup. The furthest aft the breakup might have obliterated things is the Aft Grand Staircase, located immediately forward of the Smoke Room.

It wasn’t until after the stern went under that this area was really torn apart. As it went down and imploded, large sections of the interior broke away. One of these “towers” of debris includes much of the Aft Grand Staircase, as well as the remains of Thomas Andrews’ stateroom. Much of the First Class Smoke Room itself is still in the stern, but crushed under collapsed decks.

In any case, all current evidence points to the story of Andrews being in the Smoke Room to the last as being just that, a story. And the facts of the wreck indicate the actual breakup did not take place within the area of the Smoke Room.

In saying that, a friend and colleague on the video game project “Titanic: Honor and Glory”, Tom Lynskey, did make a short film depicting that classic story of Andrews’ last moments, and the ending isn’t far off from your vision in your original post. The short film is “Belfast Air”, and you can watch it here.

Via Like a Bolt Out of the Blue

titanic-honor-and-glory:

Here is Titanic: Honor and Glory’s newest Frequently-Asked Questions video, featuring Titanic historian and author Steve Hall reading submitted questions!

These are the questions covered in the video:

  1. How realistic will the water be during the sinking?
  2. Will you be able to sink the ship in tour mode?
  3. Will any side stories or conspiracy theories be included?
  4. Will the player be able to walk on walls and slide around as the ship tilts?
  5. Is this mainly an historical reconstruction and can it be used for educational purposes?
  6. What will we choose for the final song the band will play as the ship sinks?
  7. How will we handle the character development of various characters?
  8. What will multi-player be like?
  9. Will we be able to use the Kodak 1911 VP camera to take screenshots?
  10. Can we ask the characters anything we want, or are there pre-set options?
  11. Will we be able to control the ship’s whistles?

Thank you to all who submitted video and text questions, and especially to Steve Hall for taking the time to read off some of the questions.

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Via Titanic: Honor and Glory - A Video Game


titanic-honor-and-glory:

Titanic: Honor and Glory’s new video outlining our plans for the project over the new few months and beyond! We also announce and discuss our intentions for a new fundraiser in early 2015, and show the first in-game footage since our switch to Unreal Engine 4.

The first of a number of video updates to be released over the next few months. Titled “Here We Go”, as we are now in gear and will be making lots of updates in the future.

Please subscribe, share, and rate! Thank you!

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Via Titanic: Honor and Glory - A Video Game




magnificenttitanic:

Photos of the damage and repairs to RMS Olympic, Titanic’s near-identical sister ship, following her collision with the HMS Hawke near the Isle of Wight on September 20th, 1911.

  1. The damage to Olympic and Hawke after the collision.
  2. A temporary wooden cover placed over the gash in Olympic’s hull so she could safely sail to Belfast for repairs.
  3. Repairs begin on the largest gash in the hull.
  4. A view from inside the damaged hull with the wood cover in place.
  5. Workers inspect a smaller gash in the starboard propeller bossing under the waterline.
  6. Another view from inside the damaged hull.
  7. A section of the starboard propeller bossing with damaged steel plates removed and repairs underway. Note the exposed propeller shaft and boss arm.

Images courtesy: National Museums of Northern Ireland


Via Aboard the Titanic


So, I have a tiny little bit of money to put toward whatever, and I’m thinking of expanding my Titanic collection by adding the two items above from RMS Titanic Inc. store, which you can find here and here. They’re replicas of china used on Titanic. At $20 and $16, it’s well within my range.

Should I do it?




thatfantasyworldofmine:

Jenna Coleman in Titanic (2012)

somebody write a Clara AU now


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magnificenttitanic:

The construction and launch of the RMS Olympic between December 1908 and October 1910. Olympic was the first ship in the trio of nearly-identical ocean liners called “The Olympic Class Liners” that included the RMS Titanic and, later, the HMHS Britannic. See the full video here.


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Thank you for that fine forensic analysis, Mr. Bodine. Of course, the experience of it was… somewhat different.


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titanic-honor-and-glory:

Nobody panic, but we installed the Linolite in Titanic’s First Class Reception Room incorrectly and broke the ship.

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