Titanic and Olympic Slipways

Titanic and Olympic Slipways (HM2HMN)

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N 54° 36.52', W 5° 54.576'

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The illuminated blue lines demonstrate the actual size and location of the Titanic (1) and Olympic (2) ships constructed on these two Slipways.
(3) The turfed and decked areas denote the proportions of people that survived (decked) and died (turfed) as a result of the Titanic disaster. This area represents the First Class passengers.
(4) This area represents the Second Class passengers. With each drop in class, there are fewer survivors and more victims of the disaster.
(5) This area represents the Third Class passengers.
(6) Often overlooked when discussing the victims of that fateful voyage this area represents those crew that died and survived.
(7) Part of the top deck plan of the Titanic is depicted in White granite lines.
(8) The original Slipways, exposed here, were cast at a continuous gradient down towards the sea and the prows of the ships were supported on these two concrete wedges.
(9) These are the original bogey rails, used to transport materials and tools up and down the slipways during construction.
(10) The textured granite rectangle replicates the position of the concrete blocks which formed the foundations for the massive gantry stanchions. The steel plates in the corners indicate the footprint of the

gantry stanchions. Adjacent the steel columns provide a part vertical representation of the Arrol Gantry which encased the two ships during construction. The original gantry structure reached 69m, more than 3 times the height of the posts displayed.
(11) The concrete piers at the end of the slipways contained machinery to pump out the water behind the Cassons which formed a temporary dam during construction of the ship hulls.
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Date Added Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 312096 N 6055136
Decimal Degrees54.60866667, -5.90960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 36.52', W 5° 54.576'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 36' 31.2" N, 5° 54' 34.56" W
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