Titanic: The Ship’s Plans

Below you will find the ship’s plans for Titanic and Olympic.

The reconstruction of the RMS Titanic. The blu...

The reconstruction of the RMS Titanic. The blueprints were supplied by the original ship’s builder and Cameron tried to make the ship as detailed and accurate as possible. Marsh and Kirkland, pp. 36–38 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

RMS Titanic

RMS Titanic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is the plans for the Olympic, which were also used for building Titanic. Changes for Titanic were made directly on the drawings – Joe C Combs 2nd collection

This is a beautiful cut-away of Titanic created by Mark M. Nichol. http://www.titanicstory.com/cutaway.htm Mark has a great website, we tried to contact mark through his website but were unsuccessful, here is his website address http://www.titanic-whitestarships.com/MGY_Tech_Facts.htm

If you would like a really good set of deck plans you can view on line or download for free of the Titanic, your best place is Encyclopedia Titanica at http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/deckplans/

This site has deck-by-deck plans with computer generated images of of various compartments and rooms on the Titanic, including the engine room. http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/stroheim/226/ship.htm

Art Braunschweiger created a beautiful rigging plan of Titanic (water-line drawing of the ship), which he is selling. You can view the drawing at the following link. (I do not make any money on the sells of Art’s drawing, but thought you would like to see it). http://www.titanic-theshipmagnificent.com/TitanicRiggingPlan/

There is one book that I would recommend for Titanic plans and that is Titanic: Triumph and Tragedy, by Eaton and Hass. I have the 1986 edition, but the 1995 edition is even better. On the inside covers (front and back) are the plans for the Titanic with the changes from Olympic. Plus in the book, when talking about different events, the authors included drawings of those specific areas to make it easier to visualize the events. First published in 1986, revised and expanded in 1995, this book has been called by many people “the definitive history” of the Titanic. I do not know if I would go that far, but it is the first Titanic book on my shelf that I always reach for.

7 responses to “Titanic: The Ship’s Plans

  1. enjoy your titanic articles-thanks for reading my blog beebeesworld


  2. Thanks for all the links as well as your post.


  3. I am very impressed, wonderful post. It shows how much work you put into the research.


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  5. Thanks for liking my blog! I think these plans are a bit more intricate than the plans my husband used for his paper Titanic! I really enjoy your posts.


    • Thank you. Most of the plans available are actually Titanic’s older sistership Olympic. They used copies of the Olympic plans to build Titanic and made changes on those plans as they made improvements to the Titanic over the Olympic. I have been searching all period material and trying to create a Titanic blueprint as it was when it left Southampton. I don’t know how accurate it will be, but when I am finished it should be closer than the Olympic plans.


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