Titanic Ship Magnificent Volume 1
Design and Construction
Date of publication: March 2008
Publisher: The History Press
Since the day Titanic passed into history, people have been writing books about the circumstances surrounding the loss of this great ship - who was to blame, who the passengers and crew were, how the ship sank and so on. And yet, little has been written about the great ship herself - the design, structural details and engineering of what is arguably the most famous ship ever built.
While everyone knows the new White Star liner was the most glamorous and was full of millionaires when she sank, few appreciate just how luxurious she was. Even in Third Class, the accommodation was better than on First Class on many older ships. For the first time, Bruce Beveridge, Steve Hall and Scott Andrews look at the ship itself, and at her interior design and fittings. From cobalt blue Spode china and Elkington plate silverware in the a-la-carte restaurant to the design of the boilers and fixtures and fittings onboard the world's most luxurious vessel, they tell the story of a liner built at the peak of the race between the British, French and Germans to build bigger and better ships.