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The RMS Titanic was called the ship of dreams and some called her the unsinkable ship It was the largest steam engine ever built in the world She was the most beautiful and biggest ship ever to set sail to the sea In the summer of 1907 Lord Pierrie Harland Wolf J Bruse Ismay and White Star Line planned to build three giant ships Olympic Titanic and Britannic They were to be designed as the most luxurious ships in the world and to be built with the finest woods and furnishings They would cater to the rich and affluent that traveled the North Atlantic The three ships would give customers luxury and they would travel at greater speeds than ever beforeIn March 1909 the keel was laid down for yard number 401 where the Titanic would be built It took two years to complete the construction of the ship and cost approximately 7500000 She was 8829 feet long 926 feet wide and weighted 46329 tons Titanic was the largest ship ever to be built by man in the world Twenty- two tons of tallow soap and train oil were used to grease the slipway bed to coat and protect it against the enormous three-tons-per-square-inch pressure of the freshly painted hull In January of 1912 sixteen lifeboats were installed which later became a total of twenty lifeboats in all There were three different types of lifeboats on the Titanic14 wood lifeboats 2 wood cutters and 4 Englehardt collapsible boats The capacity of the twenty lifeboats total was 1178 which would not save all the ships passengers if it were fully loaded 3547
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