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white star RMS Titanic -  Wheelhouse

 

 

Explore Titanic Deck by Deck

 

 

 

To view Titanic's cargo manifest, crew and passenger lists please visit the PURSERS OFFICE

 


 

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The titanic's bridge contained all the usual equipment for a ship of that day. The main items of interest were three polished ships telegraphs which showed direction, speed and sent orders to the engine room, other items within the bridge area included automatic fog warning equipment, four telephones, and the control panel for operating titanic watertight doors these doors were closed shortly after the ship collided with the iceberg probably using the control panel located in the bridge, however the doors also had a float built into the door mechanism which would also activate the door if water was detected, once the watertight doors had closed they could only be opened again using the control panel in the bridge.

 

The ships wheel was not in the main bridge area but in a tiny room separated by windows immediately behind the bridge, this room was called the wheelhouse, some survivors of the titanic disaster reported to have seen captain smith lock himself inside the wheelhouse during the final moments of the sinking but due to conflicting accounts Captain Smith's fate will probably remain uncertain. 

    


   

places to explore on this Deck

  

 

The Gymnasium         The Boat Deck        The Officers Quarters         The Marconi Room

 

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Titanic Facts

One way Ticket: The cost of a one way ticket on the titanic were First Class (parlor suite) £870/$4,350 ($83,200 today)
 
First Class (berth) £30/$150 ($2975 today)
 
Second Class £12/$60 ($1200 today)
 
Third Class £3 to £8/$40 ($298 to $793 today)

Speed: of the Titanic at point of impact with the iceburg 20.5 knots (approx 23mph)

Titanic's Route :
Southampton, England (departure)
Cherbourg, France
Queenstown, Ireland
New York City, USA (never arrived)