Sorry if my question falls out of the TRMA forum subject, again, but may be somebody has the following info? -> when the interior trim works were carried on the Titanic? Esp. I'm interested in dates when the Grand staircase was furnished!
Of course, I don't ask for the exact dates, but only for the approximate ones: Jan or Febr 1912, for example (?)...
Hopefully this information exists, and also I hope someone of you kind people deign to share it with me!
#45485, "RE: Titanic interior works" In response to Reply # 0 Mon Mar-19-12 02:14 PMby Roy Mengot
The trimmers would be able to start in June of 1911. My guess is that the stair cases would be roughed out early that summer so the trimmers could move materials around. The finish work would likely be early in 1912.
The whole floor area of the ship was first covered with Harding's Litosilo, a sort of cement cover to provide a smooth floor in all populated areas of the ship. Some of that may have been done prior to launch but I doubt it. Even after launch, the plumbing, electrical, and ventilation men may have installed their stuff before the trimmers could start putting up floors and walls.
The area above the engine room and turbine room had large holes all the way to the boat deck. The engines and boilers were lowered in and installed and then the decks were closed and finished above them. Interior work there probably started in the fall of 1911, but would have started in other areas earlier.
The interiors were probably being competed around Feb-Mar of 1912. Furniture had to be made, delivered, and installed to areas as the woodwork was completed.
#45492, "RE: Titanic interior works" In response to Reply # 0
What Roy has outlined for you is currect. There aren't too many details available on what was done when, but we did provide some additional information in "Titanic in Phtographs" which outlines the progress made by October 1911, January 1912 and Feb/March 1912.
#45493, "RE: Titanic interior works" In response to Reply # 1
Dear Mr. Mengot (and Daniel)! Countless thanks for such a detailed, comprehensive answer - and for 'Roy Mengot's Titanic Page', as well!
This is exactly what I need, superb!
Funny story was told by Hugh McRoberts, the joiner, as you know: they damaged one element of the Grand staircase's newel during these decorating works, and they decided to disguise it with the mixture of glue & sawdust. So after the final polishing the split wasn't visible :>
Anyway, I'm deeply thankful for sharing this principal info!