How to repair your Olympic-class ship
RMS Titanic, Owners’ Workshop Manual
(Second Edition, red cover)
By David F. Hutchings and Richard de Kerbrech
It comes through loud and clear that the authors of this book know ships from stem to stern. If you are into cars, a Haynes automotive manual is familiar reference for repairs and RMS Titanic, Owners’ Workshop Manual, is a take-off of their popular series figuring anyone owning an Olympic-class liner should have a copy on hand.
All kidding aside, RMS Titanic: Owner’s Workshop Manual provides an outstanding survey of the Titanic’s technical specifications and is a valuable overview for any interested in the ship and her systems. There is great detail and fantastic illustrations that give a true sense of the scale of these huge machines and how the builders overcame obstacles in design with basic technology. The ship’s systems––how they function and their purpose are explained––propulsion system, machinery, coal-fired boilers, as well as the shops in the shipyard––the very large lathes, boring mills, and forge presses needed for Titanic’s construction.
A unique point, unlike other Titanic books, but the purpose of the Owner’s Workshop series are the descriptions of the labor-intensive operation, continuous maintenance, and repair of the aforementioned systems aboard Titanic. Even the design and the detailed explanation of the construction of Titanic’s lifeboats are included.
Color and black and white photos, diagrams and more make this a great reference for any collection strong in Titanic history and events. Softcover. 160 pages.