Sup /his/? I'm pretty excited to see a board dedicated to history. Anyway, I've always had a fascination with ocean liners, sparked when I saw Titanic back in 1997 when I was only 7. I'm now an Architectural Designer.
Anyway, I was looking at the floor plans and saw that many of the rooms for 3rd class were pretty awkward. Based on the attached image, which shows the E-Deck, to the left you can see the stern. The 3rd class rooms located on the edge of the ship look awful, since you have the slanted profile of the stern making for a leaned wall, if I'm interpreting correctly.
Does anyone know if any pictures exist for either Titanic or more likely, Olympic exist of those rooms in question?
for a good idea of how weird those rooms in question might have been, the deck painted in white above 'Titanic Liverpool' is 'C' Deck, below that 'D' Deck, and then 'E' Deck, which you can see is slanted. How did those rooms work then in terms of habitability?
Upon looking at the floor plans, many first class staterooms also had awkward layouts as seen in the OP. Those rooms colored in blue have these tentacle-like layouts that let the room have access to a porthole, but what can you put in that corridor to make it usable? A desk?
I would also like to know if any pics exist.
another indirect view of the stern profile.
a close up view of the stern 3rd class rooms.
The blueprints for a similar design are easily available I'd imagine. The Titanic's belong in a museum. You might find them in a library in Belfast or Liverpool. Photographs in those quarters do not exist I think, and they probably don't on any level before the 50's.
Im fascinated by the giant ocean liner's destruction and their use in the 20th Century. Some of it results in a staggering loss of life.
no yeah, I figured but since a bunch of '"lost" Titanic photos surface every once in a while, I thought I would try asking, like pic related.
Though what I find fascinating is despite the class distinctions back in the early 20th century, the White Star Line had good accommodations for steerage.
the Lusitania is pretty scary desu. It sank in 18 minutes and developed a pretty awful list. I wonder how many people went down with the ship, and died quickly.
As a MN deck officer I find this thread pretty interesting, gotta say though, it's only a matter of time before we see another catastrophe with cruise liners. They're getting bigger and bigger and harder to evacuate, a lot of them are going further North as well to arctic waters, gg.
It's a shame there aren't any color photographs of dazzle camouflage.
I have this one painting I found online. I don't know if it is a Ken Marschall painting since the water strokes look similar to his style.