15 April 2012 by Dickon Ross
As I mentioned in my last blog entry introducing our Titanic special issue, the most familiar story is that of the passengers - especially the contrast between the rich first class passengers and the poor working class passengers in steerage.
Saving the Titanic looks at the story of a totally different group of people below decks on the Titanic - the engineers and electricians who fought to keep the ship afloat and the lights on for as long as they possibly could on the night of the 14th April 1912. It's a refreshing change - and it's well done. Engineers will enjoy the engineering details and it's fascinating to realise that while pandemonium went on above decks, crew still laboured below decks to slow the sinking.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Posted By: Dickon Ross @ 15 April 2012 04:37 PM General
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