Construction of the Titanic (33 Pics)

Workmen preparing new slipways for building Olympic and Titanic.
Titanic gantry.
Hull of the Olympic in the foreground and the keel of the Titanic in the background.
Under construction.
Titanic and Olympic under construction, 1910.
A rare view of Titanic’s internal construction, 1910.
Erecting the giant Arrol Gantry over the slipways for Olympic and Titanic.
Olympic and Titanic’s empty hulls have been under construction beneath the gantry for 2 years.
Preparations are almost complete for the launch of Titanic on 31 May 1911.
Titanic in the Great Gantry under construction at Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast.
Hydraulic rams for launching, 1911.
One of Titanic’s Steam Engines, Harland & Wolff’s Engine Works, Belfast, May 1911.
24 Double Storey Scotch Class Boilers.
Side view of both of Titanic’s reciprocating steam engines in Harland & Wolff’s Engine Works, May 1911.
Crankshafts from the Britannic, same as those used on the Titanic.
Titanic’s Turbine Rotor.
Turbine casing used on the Britannic, same as that used on the Titanic.

Titanic’s propellers and rudder.
Shipbuilders gather underneath one of the Titanic’s propellers, 1912.
The Titanic, lying at the dock at Belfast.

Construction of the Titanic. Transporting funnel.
Titanic had three functional funnels. The fourth was purely aesthetic to make the ship look more imposing.
Fitting-out, 1911–12.
Titanic, side view.
Titanic departing Southampton on 10 April 1912.
The launch.
Titanic fitting-out at the deepwater wharf early in 1912.
By late January 1912 the date of Titanic’s maiden voyage had been officially announced as 10 April 1912.
The Olympic and the Titanic.
Olympic (left) being maneuvered into dry dock in Belfast for repairs on the morning of March 2, 1912, after throwing a propeller blade. Titanic (right) is moored at the fitting-out wharf. Olympic would sail for Southampton on the 7th, concluding the last time the two ships would be photographed together.
Titanic leaving Belfast for her sea trials on 2 April 1912.
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