The Birth of the Titanic

The Birth of the Titanic

by Michael McCaughan
     
 

From the building of the gigantic twin gantries for Titanic and her sister ship Olympic, through keel-laying, framing, plating, launching, construction and installation of the vast engines, and the final fitting out of the elegant liner, the high-quality photographs and informative text and captions capture the almost superhuman achievement of the thousands of

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From the building of the gigantic twin gantries for Titanic and her sister ship Olympic, through keel-laying, framing, plating, launching, construction and installation of the vast engines, and the final fitting out of the elegant liner, the high-quality photographs and informative text and captions capture the almost superhuman achievement of the thousands of skilled men involved in this truly titanic task. Also covering the fatal maiden voyage, the collision and rescue attempts, and concluding with vivid descriptions of how the dreadful news was received in Belfast, this - the first major book to focus on the construction of the ship - is a unique addition to the Titanic legend.

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Booknews
Although the focus of this lavishly illustrated book is the four-year construction in Belfast, Ireland, it's nearly impossible not to immediately turn to the final section ("We are on the ice") to read the description of the frantic rescue attempts, scan copies of wireless calls for help, and study mementoes of the disaster. McCaughan is Head of Transport at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum which owns the official photograph archives of shipbuilders Harland & Wolff. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773518643
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
01/27/1999
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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