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  • The Inking of the Titanic

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...y-results.html


  • #2
    "Mr Logvynenko used adhered to the known colours of deep navy with the large funnels painted in yellow."

    Actually it was more of an orange, as shown in the image you posted, Tim.

    I sailed on the Britannic which was still in service with Cunard White Star when I sailed on it across the Atlantic in the Fifties. The yellow funnels shown in the last picture in the article, of the two side by side vessels, definitely looks wrong.

    Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
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    • #3
      Looks interesting but not entirely historically accurate. For instance, aside from what Chris has said, there is steam coming out of the fourth funnel, when that was a well known fake. Only the first three were operational.

      Has a "Colour of War" feel to it....

      Cheers,
      Adam.

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      • #4
        In terms of the Lusitania, I believe the non-functional funnel was the first one, as this postcard from my collection appears to show.

        Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
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        • #5
          Looks like it, Chris - the fourth funnel was added only to increase the appearance of size and power.

          Lusitania was a great ship but her sister, Aquitania, was the true warrior of the fleet.

          Cheers,
          Adam.

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          • #6
            Of course, even if the funnel is a fake, there could still be a steam discharge line running up it - which is what it looks like to me.
            Tel
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            • #7
              Aha! Found 'somewhere on the net' .....

              The fourth funnel of R.M.S. Titanic was fake. It was placed there for two reasons. Aesthetics was one reason. At the time it was a common belief that a ship with more funnels was a faster ship. Thus the fourth (fake) funnel gave an impression of innate speed. While not an actual funnel, the fourth funnel had piping to allow for the ventilation of ship's cooking stoves.
              Tel
              Lacerta es reptiles quisnam mos non exsisto accuso nusquam

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              • #8
                I have also read that the fourth funnel on Titanic was used for storage.

                Chris
                Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
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                • #9
                  Tel:

                  Aesthetically pleasing they might have been, but I doubt four funnels that look like that would have been very aerodynamic - no Blue Riband for the Titanic!

                  Chris:

                  Yes I believe it was used for storage / maintenance as well as being a ventilation shaft.

                  Cheers,
                  Adam.

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                  • #10
                    "Yesterday a ship carrying blue paint collided with a ship carrying red paint. The crew were marooned." (The Two Ronnies)

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                    • #11
                      The intention was to take the Blue Riband. Thats the reason for the excessive speed which contributed to the tragedy.

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                      • #12
                        Phillip:

                        Contrary to popular belief, that is not really the case.

                        The Titanic had in fact altered course in order to avoid the worst of the icefield. It was a breakdown of communication between the Marconi Room and the bridge which led to certain warnings going unheeded - the rest, as they say, is history.

                        Even if the Titanic had been travelling, say, 5 knots slower, the collision with the iceberg would still have been unavoidable as her sheer size made her difficult to manouvre. She'd already had a near miss with the New York for exactly that reason before she'd even left the waters of Southampton.

                        She was built for luxury, not excessive speed. A new trans-atlantic record, for Bruce Ismay and his colleagues, was the cherry on top rather than the sole aim.

                        Cheers,
                        Adam.

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