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Titanic Images - The Shipbuilder - 8: Working Arrangements

The working arrangements on board the Olympic and Titanic are necessarily on a scale in keeping with the great size of the vessels. The number of crew employed on board each ship for all purposes is about 860. Of these about 65 belong to the navigating department, 320 are employed in the engineers’ department, and 475 are engaged in the stewards’ and catering department.

The forward portion of the boat deck and the exposed decks at the ends of the vessel are entirely devoted to working and navigating appliances, while the management of the ship is also greatly facilitated by the working passage on the port side of E deck, which extends nearly the full length of this deck and is connected by stairways with all the principal departments.

Fig 139: Steering Gear.

Fig 139: Steering Gear. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 122. GGA Image ID # 10e2d7fd20

Fig. 140: Steam Steering Engines with Spur and Bevel Gearing.

Fig. 140: Steam Steering Engines with Spur and Bevel Gearing. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 123. GGA Image ID # 10e30618ff

Fig. 141: Electric Helm Indicator.

Fig. 141: Electric Helm Indicator. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 124. GGA Image ID # 10e331edea

Fig. 142: 15 1/2 Ton Center Anchor Pulled by Horse-Drawn Flatbed Trailer.

Fig. 142: 15 1/2 Ton Center Anchor Pulled by Horse-Drawn Flatbed Trailer. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 124. GGA Image ID # 10e34dffbd

Fig. 143: Welin Double-Acting Boat Davits.

Fig. 143: Welin Double-Acting Boat Davits. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 125. GGA Image ID # 10e35823a4

Fig. 144: Receiving Tank for Submarine Signals.

Fig. 144: Receiving Tank for Submarine Signals. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 126. GGA Image ID # 10e37573da

Fig. 145: Direction Indicator for Submarine Signals.

Fig. 145: Direction Indicator for Submarine Signals. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 126. GGA Image ID # 10e37637bc

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