#46178, "RE: Olympic Tank room roof Object- Part 2" In response to In response to 3
Again Bob, thanks for the quick reply. However, I was disappointed that you shot down my idea without taking the time to even understand what It was I was talking about. I was referring to the grid-like object/s on the roof of the Engineer’s smoke room. The image posted sometime back by Jonathan showed what looked to me like some sort of tubing rack.
I thought it had to do with the battery room located one deck directly below. I found the illustration of a battery ventilation rack from another ship, and noticed how similar it was to the item in the photo. Since, Bob pointed out that the battery room on Olympic wasn’t installed at the time of the photo, my idea should just end there. But still, I find the similarities of these objects and the location very compelling. The reference I was mentioned was not Beasley’s 'Loss of the SS Titanic', but the formal report by the BOT into 'The Loss of the Steamship Titanic'.
This shows that the wireless and internal telephone systems used storage batteries for emergencies. I've read others theories about other parts of the ship like the generator room lights and other instruments possibly having battery backup. If these systems needed battery backups in addition to the Auxiliary generators, then what about Navigation lights, and other things which are much more important.
Parks Stevenson and Bill Sauder said that Information in "The Shipbuilder" was cobbled together from various sources and that even by the time of Olympics sailing, Some of the information was over a year old and completely obsolete.
I believe that, with an open mind, this could lead to an important discovery!!