The RMS Titanic was a British liner, the largest ship in the world at the end of its construction, which sank on the night of 14 a.m. on April 15, 1912 during its inaugural trip from Southampton to New York. Among his passengers were the wealthiest people of that time and several Irish, British and Scandinavian immigrants who were searching for a better life in North America. The ship was designed to be the ultimate in luxury and comfort, with a gym, swimming pool, library, luxury restaurants and opulent cabins for first class travelers. Although in the end none of this mattered since during its journey, the hitting of the iceberg couldn’t be avoided. This, caused its collapse. We are going to share some old images taken before and after the sinking of the Titanic. We will show the dimensions and how well equipped it was for that time.
The designers were William Pirrie, his nephew Thomas Andrews, construction manager and head of the design department of Harland and Wolff, and his brother-in-law Alexander Carlisle, the shipyard's chief designer and general manager. Carlisle's responsibilities included decorations, the equipment, the safety devices and all the general arrangements, including the implementation of an efficient system of davits for lifeboats.