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rms Titanic. Construction of the Titanic. RMS Titanic was a British ship built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Who Built the Titanic?. 14,000 men worked at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast. 3,000 of whom worked for 3 years to construct the Titanic. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • RMS Titanic was a British ship built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast

  • 14,000 men worked at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.

    3,000 of whom worked for 3 years to construct the Titanic.

    It was the main source of work in Belfast at the time.

    6 of my uncles and both grandfathers worked there

    The weekly wage of a Harland & Wolff construction worker was 2 ( 2.40)

  • The Titanic was the biggest and most luxurious ship of her time with an on-board gym, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and magnificent cabins.It was also named The Ship of Dreams and The Unsinkable Ship

  • The Titanic set sail from South Hampton in England and was destined for New York

    It hit the iceberg 450 miles from its destination

  • Her passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world As well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe seeking a new life in North America

  • Under the command of the captain Edward Smith

    885 crew members aboard the titanic

    Only 22% of male crew members survived

  • After 5 warnings previously ignored

    At 11.40 pm (ship's time), a lookout spotted an iceberg immediately ahead of Titanic

    He alerted the Captain

    However it was too late.

    The Titanic struck the iceberg, creating a series of holes in it.

    It soon became clear that the ship was doomed.

  • At first passengers did not realise how bad the situation was so many people were not ready to get into the lifeboats.

    As it became obvious that the Titanic was sinking, the rush to get on a lifeboat became desperate.

    Women and children were to be rescued first

    To the horror of everyone on board, there were not enough lifeboats to save everyone.

    To sink completely, it took 2 hours and 40 minutes it then broke in half.

  • The Titanic was able to carry 64 lifeboats (a total well over the ships maximum capacity of 3547 people)However only carried 20 which could only rescue 33% of the ships capacity.

  • The remains of the Titanic were found in 1985 by Dr. Robert Ballard 13,000 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean

  • This museum is new to Belfast.It was opened in April of last year to celebrate the centenary (100 years) of The Titanics voyageInside is a reconstruction of the Titanic

  • http://www.englishblog.com/2012/04/titanic-resources.html#.UPLGI28md5w

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAW5hBz4a2U