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RMS Titanic    by David Hutchings & Richard de Kerbrech order for
RMS Titanic
by David Hutchings
Order:  USA  Can
Zenith Press, 2011 (2011)
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

At just over 882 feet in length and towering 104 feet above her keel, the RMS Titanic was an awe inspiring ship. She could accommodate more than 3,300 passengers and, with fifteen watertight bulkheads, the glorious passenger ship was considered all but unsinkable.

Of course, on her maiden voyage across the North Atlantic in 1912 the vessel's owners and the rest of the world were horrified to discover that wasn't the case. The Titanic's encounter with an iceberg not only made history but it also has been immortalized in movies, stories and historical works for decades.

Featuring 250 color and black and white photos, this authoratative text delves into this famous ship and explains the complexities of her massive engine room and lavish passenger accommodation. You'll follow the ship from her construction in Belfast to the discovery of her remains in the North Atlantic in 1985.

Besides detailed descriptions of the ship's anatomy and propulsion system, there is an intimate View from the Bridge (steering gear and navigation/wireless equipment) and an Engineer's View (boilers, propellers, hydraulic systems, etc.). Although rather technical, this material is definitely comprehensible to the layperson who is interested in this much detail.

A remarkable volume and one that will delight anyone mechanically inclined or interested in the history of the RMS Titanic, this is a must have book. You'll spend hours pouring over the cutaways, diagrams and vintage photos that accompany the informative text.

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