Titanic (1912)
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May 31, 1911: Titanic's launching complete.


Titanic at the fitters quay at Harland & Wolff.


Titanic at the fitters quay with the three working funnels installed. The fourth funnel on the Olympic class
ships was a dummy intended to make the ship look more impressive and safer to the public. The public
feeling was that the more funnels a ship had the safer it was. Also, since Cunard's newest ships, Mauretania and Lusitania, had four funnels it was thought that White Star ships should not have less.


Titanic now fitted with the fourth "dummy" funnel.


Titanic fitting out at Harland & Wolff.


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