Post by Kurt Ullman Post by Ed Pawlowski
I can possibly agree with the wood theory, but removing tubs,
plugging drain holes and getting them launched is quite the
Weren't the tubs of the time heavy metal things that probably
would have just sunk like a rock anyway.
Although most passengers had to share bathrooms (only the two promenade
suites in first class had private bathrooms), third class had it rough
with only two bathtubs for more than 700 passengers.
For all the oppulance the Titanic was supposed to have, the bathroom
situation (even in first class) seems sub-standard.
But at least the captain had his own bathtub:
This amazing picture of Titanic Captain Edward Smith's private bathtub
is among a series of spectacular images that have been shown for the
first time during a court case into the salvage rights.
The porcelain tub, which has intricate plumbing for both freshwater and
seawater, has sat in the captain's cabin at the bottom of the ocean for
almost 100 years.
Captain Smith went down with his ship on April 15,1912. He was one of an
estimated 1500 people who lost their lives in the tragedy.
More descriptions and pictures:
The bathrooms were finished in the most modern style of the times
complete with showers, bath tubs and double sinks. There was even
flushing toilets on board the ship.
1st Class Bathtub:Loading Image...
And another thing:
Although the Mackay-Bennett found 306 bodies, 116 of these were too
badly damaged to take all the way back to shore. Attempts were made to
identify each body found. Additional ships were also sent out to look
for bodies. In all, 328 bodies were found, but 119 of these were badly
damaged and thus were buried at sea.
How exactly do bodies become "badly damaged" after being in cold water -
for only 3 days?