They Said Not Even God Himself Could Sink This Ship TEXT: 2 Tim. 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Ø History records an event that has transfixed the minds of men for more than 75 years. · Two men set out to create a ship that would be unlike anything ever created.
From the internet site: http://www.ilap.com/garnold/info.htm And so the Titanic was born. Constructed by the Harland & Wolff shipping company, she was touted as being the safest, most luxurious ship ever created, as well as being the largest vessel of her time. Her interiors were luxurious and comparable to many of the finest hotels found in Europe. She had two elevators, a swimming pool, turkish bath, barber shop, gymnasium, and many other luxuries that were unheard of on a ship. She was truly a 'floating palace' as many of the passengers remarked. Using an ingenious system of sixteen water-tight compartments in her hull and more lifeboats than current laws required, she was indeed a marvel to behold. In fact, a journalist even remarked that 'Not even God himself could sink this ship.' On April 4th, 1912, with great fanfare and over 2000 people aboard her, the Titanic left dock on her maiden voyage and sailed into history. She would not be seen again for more than 70 years. · The Ship From internet site: http://www.ilap.com/garnold/construc.htm Gross Tonnage: Approximately 45,000 tonnes (up to 50,000 depending on various sources) Length: Approximately 882 feet or 268 metres Engines: Two four cylinder reciprocating inverted engines producing 30,000hp @ 75rpm. One Parsons turbine (low pressure) producing 16,000hp @ 165 rpm Boilers: 29 in total Propellers: 3 in total. Left & Right outermost screws: 23 feet - Centre screw: 16 feet Top Speed: Approximately 23 knots Decks: 9 in total Lifeboats: 16 large wooden lifeboats with a capacity of 76 people, 4 collapsibles...
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