Titanic: A Ship of Dreams


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17 Years back James Cameron made a un-paralleled effort to bring to life the history of the magnificent ship Titanic which couldn't complete its maiden voyage and went into deep sea due to an unfortunate incident of being struck by an Ice-berg.

I was so fascinated by this movie that I went to search about Titanic in depth. I was in Class 8th when my dad presented me a book on the conceptualizing and death of Titanic. It was a History of the Unsinkable Titanic!

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We as viewers and enthusiasts have limited knowledge about the Titanic and whatever we could gain was with help of the Movie Titanic that released on Christmas of 1997.

This book illustrates the journey of Titanic from start to death in such an engrossing manner that my few words can't portray those details. Such a beautiful way of bringing out an autobiography of biggest man made ship ever in the History by Robert D Ballard!

THE TITANIC

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The Building of a Dream! The Titanic!

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The idea of Titanic was coined at Downshire house, a place where the Spanish Embassy in Great Britain is at present.

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The man behind realizing this dream of Titanic was J. Bruce Ismay, the M.D of White Star Line.

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The 15.5 Ton Anchor of the Titanic was carried by a team of 20 horses and then the Titanic's hull was complete and it waited for its launch.

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The launch ticket of the Titanic.

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Continued in next post!

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Re: Titanic: A Ship of Dreams.

Part 2: Titanic's maiden voyage begins!

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Titanic's side tower at Southampton's Ocean deck prior to departure in morning!

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Titanic now slowly moves from the berth towards the river for test.

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The Captain of Titanic, Captain Smith. Remember the scene where the Captain reaches to the forward Deck of Titanic with a cup of Tea?

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He was actually the one who voluntarily stood by the sinking Titanic and never left it. He was offered a life jacket but he refused and entered his room and locked it. Within moments the water gushed inside the cabin and he could not survive. Remember the scene of the movie where in the Captain is washed away in the last moments!!

Titanic at France!

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Below is the pic of the wealthiest passenger of the Titanic, John Jacob Astor.

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A Star Landaulet rented by a passenger of Titanic.

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Part 3: Titanic, The Ship of Dreams.

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Pics of Titanic's 1st Class lounge where passengers gathered over cup of tea!

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The 1st Class Stair case of Titanic!

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The beautiful Chandelier!

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The 1st Class Dinning Hall!

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The 1st Class rooms in B-Deck of the Titanic.

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The Verandah Cafe in Titanic was similar to White Star Line's another ship called Olympic.

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The Second Class Public rooms.

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The Third-Level Rooms in Titanic

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Ticket to Turkish Bath!

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The Gym in the Titanic

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Part 4: The Fateful Day!

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As the evening weather grew colder the passengers on the deck enjoyed the historic sunset of their lives!

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Titanic's 3 Senior Officers

Chief Officer Henry Wilde, Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller and sixth Offier James Moody.

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Officer's coat button with White Star Line Insignia

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Titanic's A-la-carte restaurant!

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Titanic's wheel was attached to a Bronze Pedestal called tele-motor!

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Even after the collision with Ice-berg had occurred the 1st class smoking lounge was full of men playing cards and enjoying Cigars!

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Fredrick Fleet was the one who sighted the Ice-berg first!

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The in-charge of the bridge who also saw the ice-berg, Officer William Murdoch.

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Continued in next post!

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Part 5: The Deadly Encounter, Changed lives of many and created history!

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In it's last tryst with destiny, Titanic was helped by these firemen who were present in the boiler room. They were like the unsung hero's who helped Titanic to fight the battle!

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Depiction of Ice-berg

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After the passengers realized that the ship was in trouble they immediately went to get their deposited valuables but were refused and told to wear life jackets and move up.

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There were really few life-boats due to over-confidence of Titanic being "Unsinkable".

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Part 6: To the life-boats, It was a sea of emotions which can never be explained in words.

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The Unsinkable Molley Brown!

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The descent for an eternal sleep begun by Titanic!

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Even after knowing the fate, few brave musicians kept on playing the band!

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The Final Plunge and Rediscovery after many years!

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The route of Titanic's maiden voyage! The "x" mark shows the accident sight.

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Rediscovery of Titanic after many years. The last remains of the Titanic!

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As mark of respect the statue of Captain Smith stands tall in his hometown!

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So Friends, after thinking and working on this thread for more than 5 hours together, I conclude that there can never be a parallel to Captain Smith or to the Titanic Movie. What Leonardo, Billy Zane and Kate Winslet did in the movie, they immortalized the Titanic!

Hope you enjoy this thread!

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Hello Akash,

I went through your thread on the Titanic and must admit that you have taken pains in compiling it - the photos specially are very evocative of the period. It is interesting to note that the "steering telemotor" that you mention in one of the photos had remained more or less unchanged for over 50 years!
The very first ship of my career (the M.V. Sonavati", which went down in a cyclone off Vizag on 8th Dec. 1973, & yes I was on board as the 5th engineer!) had a steering telemotor which had an identical system!
 
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I heard the radio officer of Titanic was some how responsible for the fate of the ship. He was warned of the presence of iceberg near the ship. But not properly communicated to captain.
 
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Hello Akash,

I went through your thread on the Titanic and must admit that you have taken pains in compiling it - the photos specially are very evocative of the period.
The very first ship of my career (the M.V. Sonavati", which went down in a cyclone off Vizag on 8th Dec. 1973, & yes I was on board as the 5th engineer!)
Sir request you to please share some pics of your Ships and do begin a dedicated thread about various ships and their mechanisms too. It would be interesting as well as really helpful in learning about something new too.

I heard the radio officer of Titanic was some how responsible for the fate of the ship. He was warned of the presence of iceberg near the ship. But not properly communicated to captain.
There are many speculations. But the truth itself went down with the ship. God knows whose fault was it.
Ya, very true. who was at fault or not, what could have been done that time, all is now history. But no matter what, after so many years of the sinking, after 2 decades of the movie, when we talk of TITANIC, the excitement to know more about it is still the same even today.

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Sir request you to please share some pics of your Ships and do begin a dedicated thread about various ships and their mechanisms too. It would be interesting as well as really helpful in learning about something new too.
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Hello Akash,
OK, I'll try and start a thread on Mariners & Ships so that our mariner friends on this forum can also contribute their experiences & visuals, thus enriching the forum content![:)]
 
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Hello Akash,
OK, I'll try and start a thread on Mariners & Ships so that our mariner friends on this forum can also contribute their experiences & visuals, thus enriching the forum content![:)]

Instead of starting a thread, I feel it is better if I contribute to the thread " My experience as an engineer, as a Mariner" by Nozzlering. This would provide some continuity and may even add to the content in the thread!
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Hello Akash,

I went through your thread on the Titanic and must admit that you have taken pains in compiling it - the photos specially are very evocative of the period. It is interesting to note that the "steering telemotor" that you mention in one of the photos had remained more or less unchanged for over 50 years!
The very first ship of my career (the M.V. Sonavati", which went down in a cyclone off Vizag on 8th Dec. 1973, & yes I was on board as the 5th engineer!) had a steering telemotor which had an identical system!
Mr Choudhury
My father was Radio officer on the M V Sonavati
I would like to get in touch with you please
How can I
thanks
Aban
 
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Mr Choudhury
My father was Radio officer on the M V Sonavati
I would like to get in touch with you please
How can I
thanks
Aban


Hello Aban,

Please excuse the delay in my reply to your post. And this is an extraordinary experience - you are the first person I am hearing from (in the past 30+ years or so) in connection with the Sonavati incident. The last person I met was Mr. Subedar (the 2nd Engr) at the Mumbai Marine Club, sometime in the late seventies!
Alright, so you are Mr. Billimoria's son. I always remember him as a very pleasant human being and one who was very active in our MUI organisation. I shall not dwell on the actual incident & revive painful memories.
You can certainly get in touch with me - my e-mail id :
With best regards,
Shashanka Choudhury
 
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