When Titanic set sail in 1912, she was the largest, most luxurious and most technologically advanced man-made moving object in the world. Built by the great industrial communities that made Britain the pre-eminent superpower
of the age, the famous ocean liner signalled the high-water mark of our nation's manufacturing industry. Accompanying a landmark Channel 4 documentary series, Titanic: The Mission, this book tells the untold stories of the men and women who made the 'ship of dreams' a reality:
- the fearless riveters who risked deafness from their incessant hammering of the millions of rivets that held together the fortress-like steel hull
- the engineers charged with the Herculean task of fitting engines that would power the massive ship across the Atlantic at a speed of 23 knots
- the electricians who installed state-of-the-art communications systems and enormous steam- driven generators, each capable of powering the equivalent of 400 modern homes the highly skilled carpenters, cabinet-makers and artists who attended to every last detail of the opulent staterooms.