The UK Today!

5 01 2013

We drove straight up the A1 until the speed limit turned into miles and the license plates changed…. to Belfast, Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom. We went to the Titanic Belfast Museum that was built to commemorate the 100th year since the launch of the Titanic.

All hands on deck...

All hands on deck…

Titanic Belfast extends over nine galleries, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre (with Dr. Ballard from URI!).

It took a mere 26 months to build Titanic, the museum took the same amount of time!

Titanic was 882 feet 9 inches (269.06 m) long with a maximum breadth of 92 feet 6 inches (28.19 m). Her total height, measured from the base of the keel to the top of the bridge, was 104 feet (32 m). She measured 46,328 gross register tons and with a draught of 34 feet 7 inches (10.54 m), she displaced 52,310 tons.

Titanic was 882 feet 9 inches (269.06 m) long with a maximum breadth of 92 feet 6 inches (28.19 m). Her total height, measured from the base of the keel to the top of the bridge, was 104 feet (32 m). She measured 46,328 gross register tons and with a draught of 34 feet 7 inches (10.54 m), she displaced 52,310 tons.

 

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