Bill Hammack unearthed three journals at the University of Illinois library that detailed the engineering behind the Titanic and its sister ships, the Olympic and Britannic, between 1909 and 1911.
Hammack, known as engineerguy on YouTube, examines the ships’ construction, steering mechanisms, and propulsion systems using photographs from the journals. It’s a riveting glimpse into a time before the Titanic sank, when it and its fellow Olympic-class ships were a pinnacle of technology and luxury.
“[The journals] give me a new perspective and let me appreciate the enormity of the scale of the engineering of the Olympic-class ships,” said Hammack.
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Hammack is a University of Illinois professor of chemical engineering, and host of a video channel and website about engineering, electronics, and math.
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