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20 Rare and Amazing Vintage Photos of the Construction of the Titanic

The Titanic, a White Star ocean liner, was being built in Belfast at the Harland and Wolff shipyard. It was started as a competitor for Lusitania and Mauretania, which were being built by a competing shipyard, named Cunard Line. There were two sister ships to the Titanic, named Olympic and Brittanic and their constructions were planned to make them the largest cruise liners in the world. Lord William Pirrie, the director of Harland Wolf and White Star, Thomas Andrews, the construction manager and Alexander Carlisle, the chief draughtsman of the ship were involved in the construction.

construction of the titanic

JP Morgan funded the construction, when it began on 31st March 1909. With an incredible size of 882.9 feet in length, 92 feet in width and 59 feet in height, it weighed a massive 46.328 tons. It could achieve a top speed of 23 knots and had a capacity of 3,547 people.

The ship was designed to stay afloat even in case of an accident. However, when it collided with an iceberg, all the compartments flooded, taking $7.5 million in deep seas.

Take a look at some of the incredible pictures of the construction of Titanic.

construction of the titanic

construction of the titanic

construction of the titanic

construction of the titanic

construction of the titanic

construction of the titanic

construction of the titanic

construction of the titanic

construction of the titanic