I recently spoke with author, historian, historian and former captain of the Titanic, Edward Smith, to discuss the construction of the iconic ship.
He said: “It was a huge undertaking and it was a massive undertaking in terms of construction.
The ship was constructed in two stages, one in 1912 and the other in 1914.
I think the first stage was probably a bit more difficult than the second.
The second stage was completed in 1915, and there was a lot of work done on the ship to bring it up to date with the latest developments in shipbuilding technology.”
At the time of the ship’s completion, there were many things that were wrong with the ship.
The first thing that I would say is that there was an imbalance of materials in the ship, and this imbalance was to a large extent due to a combination of a lack of skill, lack of preparation and the fact that it was built in 1912.””
I think the Titanic is still one of the most magnificent ships that has ever been built and that is one of my favourite things about the ship.”
Smith went on to say: “The Titanic is built up on a base of a number of foundations which were built up from the sea and they were constructed with an enormous amount of steel.
The Titanic was not built with steel, so the Titanic has a huge amount of rust and rust on the inside of the hull.””
The ship had a great hull, but the superstructure was built of cast iron and this is the type of hull that would never withstand a direct hit from a gun.
The deck was built up of cast steel, which is much stronger than the other materials that the Titanic had on board.
“The deck was so strong that the ship would have easily taken a direct attack from a ship that was faster than the Titanic.”
As the Titanic sank, there was quite a lot that happened.
A fire started in the engine room.
The engines stopped working and the ship went down.
It took the ship about eight hours to sink.
I don’t think that anyone saw the Titanic for more than a minute and a half.””
In the years that followed, it was thought that the engine rooms had to be closed down.
The fire in the boiler room was the most destructive fire in ship building history.
The boiler room of the original Titanic was the first time that steam had been used in ship construction.
So the Titanic got the bulk of the work done before it sank.” “
In 1912, the Titanic’s superstructure consisted of a steel box that was very heavy, so it was not able to withstand an attack from an object like a gun, for example, a ship of that time.
So the Titanic got the bulk of the work done before it sank.”
He said: “At the end of the first phase of the construction, there wasn’t much wood, so you had to work with timber and then a new type of wood, called ‘dolman’.
At the completion of the second stage, Smith said:”The work started in 1915 and the new materials that were being used on the Titanic included the new type dolman lumber. “
After the Titanic sunk, the timber was put into the ship and the work continued on the superstructures and the engine parts.”
At the completion of the second stage, Smith said:”The work started in 1915 and the new materials that were being used on the Titanic included the new type dolman lumber.
The wood that was being used for the bulkhead and the bow had an excellent grain, so that the timber had a high density, which made it much stronger and more resilient than the lumber that was used in the first two stages.””
A lot of the ships that went up in the early years of the cruise ship industry, especially in the US, were built on the same type of timber as the Titanic.”
Smith said that in the years leading up to the Titanic sinking, the steel used for her superstructure and her decks were not properly inspected.
So when the timber did come into contact with the dolmans, it did corrode them.” “
It is the timber that was in use at that time that had an inferior grain.
So when the timber did come into contact with the dolmans, it did corrode them.”
According to Smith, the corrosion on the dalman lumber was more serious than that of the wood that went into the Titanic superstructure, because it took a lot longer for the wood to rust and for it to get on to the ship itself.
Smith said: “I would say that there were a number issues with the timber.
The dalmans were a particular type of dalmon.
They were actually used for other types of timber, like wood for the ship masts and for the bow. The