From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (titanic anchor chain)

Workers pose next to the chain used for the Titanic’s anchor, 1910.

The Titanic was meant to be unsinkable, and with the amount of man hours that went into it you’d think that claim would be warranted. In order to simply build one anchor workers had toward with tons of high grade steel. One entire anchor was made of about 16 tons of steel which had to be super heated until it was read hot in order to form the anchor’s shaft. At the time of construction there were more than 3,000 men employed in the small English town where the anchor was made, and it took two years from start to finish to actually finish construction.


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to stop learning new things

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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