TITANIC-TITANIC.com | Titanic Then And Now In Pictures
|Then: Titanic had no less than twenty-nine boilers, and you can see some of these lined up in the Harland and Wolff boiler shop, prior to fitting in the ship.
Now: A lone boiler sits face-up on the sea-bed, after being spilled from inside the hull during the break-up at the surface.
|Then: The picture on the far right is actually of Olympic's foredeck, but the massive anchor chains and capstans can clearly be seen.
Now: In the picture above, the same chains can be seen here in this suberb down-looking shot of Titanic's foredeck.
|Then: Look carefully in the picture of Olympic's foredeck on the right, and you can see a line of double bitts down the port & starboard side of the deck.
Now: The picture shown above right depicts the same bitts on the wreck of Titanic , heavily corroded, and trailing 'rusticles'.
|Ship's Wheel & Telemotor|
|Then: The ship's wheel is mounted on this bronze and brass mounting, part of the telemotor steering mechanism, and stood in the wheelhouse, just behind the bridge.
Now: The same contraption, still shiny after so many years in the deep Atlantic. The line running diagonally in the background from the bottom-right up to the middle of the picture is all that's left of the wheelhouse wall, washed away during the sinking.
|Then: The port-side anchor is prominent in this shot of Titanic , far-right, still on the slipway at Harland & Wolff. Notice man directly above the anchor, plus one top-right with hands on hips! I hope Mr. Andrews doesn't catch you 'skylarking'!
Now: The very same anchor, still in it's correct place, pulled right up to the hawsepipe opening, is swamped in 'rusticles',
|Scirocco Ventilation Units|
|Then: The 'Sirocco' ventilation fan was one of many on the boat deck, and this particular one is adjacent to the second funnel on the port side, just in front of the raised roof over the First Class Lounge. The compass platform can be seen behind it, along with two more ventilation units.
Now: The ventilation unit looks remarkably intact, although the tall cowl has been torn away in the sinking. Immediately behind the unit you can still see the railings, twisted and broken, but beyond that, the ship is no more! Titanic broke in half just behind the railings.
|Then: A set of Titanic's huge whistles can be seen on both funnels three and four in the picture on the far right.
Now: A similar set of whistles lies on the ocean floor, and although the funnels are long gone, the whistles look to be in a remarkably good condition. The whistles actually stand more than four feet high, and would actually be very rarely used on a voyage except when departing from and arriving in port, and of course during foggy weather.
|Then: Titanic's giant 16.5 foot diameter port propeller is pictured here on the far right in the massive Thompson Graving dock at Harland and Wolff's in Belfast.
Now: The same propeller today, still shining, up to the propeller shaft in sand.
|Lifeboat Recovery Winch|
|Then: The picture on the far right is actually one of Olympic's Boat Deck, but prominent in the photograph is this winch used to recover the lifeboats after a drill.
Now: The same starboard winch as seen on the wreck of Titanic .
|Then: One of Titanic's massive 1,000 ton engines sits in the Harland and Wolff workshops, almost complete, in the picture on the far right.
Now: The same cylinder still sits atop the huge engine, covered in rusticles, in this vivid photograph taken from Nautile.