Lost Worlds

Season 2 Episode 7

Building the Titanic

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 12, 2007 on The History Channel
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Building the Titanic
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The construction of the Titanic needed an army of workers & the resources of a purpose-built town complete with an array of specially built docks & facilities to construct it.
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  • I enjoyed this episode of "Lost Worlds" very much because it's based on one of my favorite historical figures The Titanic. And what every happened to the sister ship "Olympic"? I guess that ship was more lucky than the Titanic. This episode was superb.moreless

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    It's amazing what people could do and build back then in the 19th century. I went to the Titanic museum in LA a few years back and I took a tour of the actual set of the Titanic movie and it was all exciting. My complements to the creator of the show Lost Worlds. It's very interesting how in 1911 and around that time the city that the Titanic was built in was the busiest city in that region and now days it's like a ghost town. If they were going to build a ship that big they should have put a Rudder that big.moreless

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    • Narrator: When the RMS Titanic went down on the 15th of April, 1912 claiming over 1500 lives it took with it the pride and the hope of an entire city. What disappeared in just 180 minutes had taken the people of Belfast millions of man-hours to build. Before construction could begin they had to carve a vast new dock from the city's marshland. They shaped acres of steel to form a hull they'd believe unbreakable, they'd install two engines, each the size of a two story building to power the Titanic across the Atlantic, and the finest craftsmen had labored to create an interior that would rival the grandest hotel on land. Today, the place where the great ship was launched is derelict and deserted but our investigators have come here to build a picture of how it looked in its heyday, home to an army of dedicated workers, the largest shipyard in the world. We will find traces of the massive structures that stood here and the vast resources that were deployed. We will discover the harsh conditions in which the men lived and worked, we will reveal evidence of skill, determination and extraordinary ambition. It ended in catastrophe, but what happened here was incredible. We will reconstruct the world of the men who set out to build the biggest ship in history.

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