April 1912

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April 1912

Postby Atlantic1912 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:25 pm

If Britannic was on the slipway Olympic was built on when the Titanic sank, then was another ship under construction on the ways Titanic had been built on?
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Re: April 1912

Postby VW1956 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:30 am

Hello Atlantic1912. SS Ceramic was launched on December 11th 1912 so she would have been next to Britannic at the time of Titanics demise. Ken.
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Re: April 1912

Postby MAB » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:54 pm

Ken, I don't know the answer, but there were other construction slips at H&W on which Ceramic could have been built, and there were other ships under construction that could have been in the Titanic slip. Do you have any specific evidence that Ceramic was built in Titanic's slip?
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Re: April 1912

Postby VW1956 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:48 pm

Hello. I do have a book at home (I'm not at home right now) that shows a picture of Britannic with another ship in the slip next to it. It said in the caption that the other ship was the Ceramic. This is another picture of the same scene although it does not mention Ceramic. Ken.
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Re: April 1912

Postby Atlantic1912 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:35 am

Was work halted when news broke of Titanic's sinking or was it continued? When you consider many of the same workers who had built Titanic were still employed at H&W it must have come as a shock to those on the morning of 15 April.
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Re: April 1912

Postby VW1956 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:22 pm

Hello Atlantic1912. Thats a good point. I have never thought about what happened at Harland and Wolff when news of Titanic came through. Obviously shock but did Harland and Wolff give any time off to the workers to grieve? Ken.
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Re: April 1912

Postby pat toms » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:15 pm

Ken,I would not think that Harland and Wolff would have given the men time off as they were there to work especially in those daye they were lucky to get any holidays.
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Re: April 1912

Postby VW1956 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:59 am

Hello Pat. Your probably right in that Harland and Wolff did not stop production because of what happened to Titanic. But I bet the designers were working extra hard to figure out what went wrong and what could they do to stop it happening again. Ken.
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Re: April 1912

Postby Atlantic1912 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:46 pm

They probably didn't give time off to the workers. But did they halt work on Britannic until design improvements were made, or was construction at such an early stage that work was continued with the improvements being incorporated as work progressed?
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Re: April 1912

Postby Aly Jones » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:41 pm

I think work on britannic did halt for the improvements made too the Olympic. Now, im guessing the Olympic reschuled for her dry dock she was built on. They must had short shifted the other ship out, so the Olympic could be repaired. These dry docks were built to hold ships of Olympics size, so the Olympic had to be repaired in her dock, no other dock could hold her.
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