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Written by Ben Branch | February 9th 2013
This image of the Titanic departing in Southampton on April the 10th 1912 carries a certain amount of weight considering the fate that ultimately awaited her. Only 5 days later she hit a large iceberg and the story from there lives on in infamy.
The Titanic was fitted with 24 double-ended and 5 single-ended boilers feeding into two reciprocating steam engines for the left and right propellers, a low-pressure turbine was used for the primary centre propeller, the combined output was a staggering 46,000 HP and was enough to move the 46,328 tonne ship at a top speed of 24 knots (44kph – 28mph).
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