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RMS Titanic Model Ships
Courtesy of the iconic Hollywood classic dedicated to the terrible maritime disaster of the Titanic, most of us have an idea of the mishap and its repercussions. The luxurious RMS Titanic hadsome of the world’s wealthiest individuals on board but passengers also included scores of immigrants from Scandinavia, Great Britain and Ireland, who were making the journey to find a new life in North America.
However, for her much hyped maiden voyage, the Titanic was loaded far below her capacity with around 2,220 on board. In one of the biggest maritime disasters in world history, the sinking of the RMS Titanic claimed over 1,500lives.
What Made the Titanic Special?
It was not this unfortunate incident alone that made the RMS Titanic so notorious. The ship was very much in the news even before it was completely ready to carry out its first voyage. It was designed to become the last word in luxury and comfort in maritime travel. As early as 1912, the ship provided for a swimming pool, a gymnasium, high class restaurants, cabins that spelt opulence and even libraries on board. There was also wireless telegraph service, meant for the convenience of passengers and also for operational use. Titanic was also the largest of all maritime passenger vessels at the time she set sail.
The RMS Titanic was equipped with advanced safety mechanisms including watertight doors that could be remotely activated, and watertight compartments. However, the number of lifeboats weren’t enough to accommodate all on board. On account of outdated and old maritime safety norms, she was only allowed to carry boats that would accommodate 1178 people which was just fractionally more than just 50% of the total complement on board the maiden voyage.
Buying a RMS Titanic Model ship for your home means you will have a Titanic masterpiece of craftsmanship and design. Model-ships.co.uk offers well-crafted replicas well ideal for including in your collection.
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