General Arrangement Plans
Presented by Bruce Beveridge
General Arrangement Plans in 1/350th scale.
Have you ever wondered
what the internal arrangement of the post office looked like on
Titanic? The 1st class pantry or 3rd class galley? The Captains
quarters, or Scotland Road? The engine rooms and propeller shafting?
What the size of the deck planking was in the well decks?
For the first time ever
you can look inside the Titanics hull and envision how she
may have looked from the passenger and crews viewpoint. The
Titanic General Arrangement plan covers each deck in magnificent
detail, showing doors, furniture, alleyways, machinery and even
the individual portholes for every part of the ship. With the frame
numbers indicated for each deck, this offering is quit literally
an overload of information.
Drawn by Titanic historian
Bruce Beveridge with the expert assistance of Scott Andrews and
Daniel Klistorner, you will not see anything of this magnitude anywhere
Also featured is a guide
to Titanics windows that indicates the size of each pattern
used on the weather decks taken straight from a Harland & Wolff
specification book on the Olympic. The size of each porthole is
represented, along with external doors and stairs. A key is provided
to identify the specific internal fittings and abbreviations, which
includes water closets, upholstered sofas and settees, wall seats,
wash basins, dressers, wardrobes and more.
This Titanic General
Arrangement plan is just like the well-known 1st class accommodation
plan that has been reprinted in many Titanic books, only in this
case, it encompasses the whole ship for all three classes, and crew.
The size of the plan
is approximately 36 X 54 and is suitable for framing.
Price per print is
$39.99 USD plus $6.50 Shipping and Handling.
Experience the Titanic.
B Deck General Arrangements ©
ship graphic for preview of plans)
Note from Bruce Beveridge:
Being a trustee for
the TRMA, I believe that information such as is available on these
plans should be made available to the public. It is because of this
philosophy and love for this ship, that I drew these plans, and
am offering them here.
The references used
for this work encompass, among other things, Harland & Wolffs
general arrangement plans of the Titanic (early rendition), original
construction drawings and deck iron plans, wreck footage, survivor
testimony, period photos, the Titanics (latest edition) 1st
class passenger plan, and Olympic general arrangement plans not
commonly available to the public. Most importantly I used the Titanics
general arrangement plans issued my Harland & Wolff for the
Limitation of Liability hearings. This plan indicates the correct
room numbers and room configuration of Titanic as she sailed from
Southampton. The general arrangement plan printed in many Titanic
resources, and was available from Harland & Wolff up until a
few years ago, is an early rendition and does not include the later
changes made to Titanics interiors.
No one knows all of
the Titanics general arrangements. A historian can only rely
on available resources, and knowledge of maritime practice of the
era, to interpret would may have been. With every bit of information
gathered that I could find, and after sifting through rolls and
rolls of Olympic plans for what would have been 1912 era fittings,
I created what should be an accurate depiction of Titanics
internals. Those compartments based solely on Olympic are indicated
as such, and compartments based on an educated guess (based on Olympic)
are also noted.
Most people in the Titanic
Enthusiast arena know me for my studies of external appearance,
fittings, and machinery as this is my center of interest. But because
of my limitations on the Titanics internal arrangements, I
had to find historians who specialized in specific areas of the
ship to double-check my work. I was able to recruit Scott Andrews
for the Engines and auxiliary machinery, and Daniel Klistorner for
furniture and room arrangements. These gentlemen are without doubt
the best there is in these fields. Ray Lepien contributed greatly
by actually purchasing original documents from the Olympic so I
could use them for reference, and Peter-Davies Garner, with the
help of Steve Rigby unearthed some rare Olympic plans that I needed
for the 2nd class compartments and the lower decks of the ship.
I thank them all!
E Deck General Arrangements ©
graphic for preview of plans)
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