Length: 882ft

Breadth 92ft 6 ins

Keel to navigating bridge: 104ft

Keel to top of funnels: 175 ft

Masts: 2

Max Speed – 24 knots

Weight: 46,328 tons

Anchors: 5 : including a monster 15.5 tonner.

Rivets used: estimated 3 million

Cost to build: £2million

Capacity: 3,300 passengers.

Passengers actual: 1,320

Crew: 900

Funnels: 4

Life-boats: 20

Power: steam

Boilers: 29

Furnaces: 159

Fuel: coal

Propellers: 3

Engines: 3

Special features: 15 watertight bulkheads

Stretching 882ft long with a 104ft navigating bridge sitting 104ft above the keel, weighing 46,328 tons, and capable of carrying 3,300 passengers. Yet this Leviathan, which then cost £2million to build, had only 20 full-sized life-boats capable of carrying 65 passengers each.

Cutaways and technical illustrations show key machinery and equipment, including features such as the Titanic’s 15 watertight bulkheads that were supposed to make her ‘practically unsinkable’ even when holed.

But they didn’t extend high enough. So the water went over the top and into the next compartment, dragging the ship down. Illustrations also include fatigue cracks in Titanic’s sister ship Olympic – at exactly the point where Titanic broke in two.

A spokeswoman for Haynes said: ‘Most people know us for our car owners’ workshop manuals.

‘But as the centenary of the Titanic’s loss approaches, we thought it fitting that the world’s most famous passenger ship should finally gets the Haynes treatment.

‘We wanted to take people right in to the heart of the ship – behind every nut, bolt and rivet.’

Titanic was the second of the Olympic Class liners.

She wasn’t revolutionary in design, but was remarkable for her size, say the authors: ‘It reveals everything from the opulence of the first class accommodation that made her the talk of Edwardian Britain, to the squalor of the engine rooms, where 48 firemen stoked the fires at any one time. ‘

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