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THE STORY OF-THE DEATH SHIP AS' TOLD IN
BOOK JUST' BEFORE THE LAUNCHING
N here lying at the dock at Belfast
preparatory to her trials, is 882
feet long and 92 feet beam. She
isnearly 100 feet longer than any,
-"other-ship in the: world except her
sister; arid her tonnage 45,000
,"is '13;000 in excess" of that of the
-biggest- of " rival liners.
Her engines, 50,000 horse
power, are b"6f h'tiirbine and 'recip
rocating, are expected practically;
Only the other day the "Lusi
tania" and the "Mauretania"
were the world wonder sisters of
'the briny. Now. 'they, must yield
the palm to a new pair of marine
twins the Olympic and the'
Titanic. This, pair-has just been
filled out by the completion of the
Titanic, the Olympic I .being al
ready in .commission;. . . ..
The Titanic, which is shown
. . ' - ?- " ' , . r
to eliminate vibration.
- She has accommodations for 5,
000 passengers. '
. She cost $7,500,000
The Titanic is'not a speed mar-vel-r-she
makes but 21 knots as
against the Mauretanja's 25 but
she is'.thelast Word in the way of
comfort and luxury in. trans-Atlantic
trayel. " ,
She will go on the New York.
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