Some Of The People

Miss Millvina Dean was one of the people who was saved from the Titanic and she was the youngest. She was handed onto a lifeboat in a post bag and was only nine weeks old. She was also the the last person to get off the titanic. When she was much older at 81 she was interviewed and asked if she could remember anything.  She replied that she could not see out of the bag! The interviewer said sadly Miss Millvina Dean died when she was 98 and on the 30th May 2009 which is the anniversary of Titanic’s sinking.


The royal steamer Titanic was the product of intense competition amongst rival shipping lines in the first half of the 20th century. In particular  the White Star Line found itself in battle for steamship with Cunard, a British firm.

The Captain

The captain was Edward John Smith. He was born on the 27th January 1850 in Hanley, staffordshire,England, captain john. Smith,captain of the luxury vessel. Titanic played a role in one of the most famous disasters at sea in history.

Engineering facts

The Titanic was built between 1909 and 1911,she was also 269 meeters in lenth [882 feet] and 53 in hieght [175].

She had a crew of about 900 people. She was also a luxury passenger liner that carried some of the worlds most richest people,as well as others looking for a new life in North America.

How Steam Engines Work

Steam Engine
Steam Engine

There are four parts needed to make a steam engine work and here they are.

1. A fire where the coal burns.

2. A boiler full of water that the fire heats up to make steam.

3. A cylinder and piston, a bit like a bicycle  pump but much bigger.  Steam from the boiler is piped into the cylinder causing the piston to move first one way then the  other.  This in & out movement (which is known as reciprocating) is used to drive……….

4. A machine attached to the piston.  That could be anything from a water pump to a factory machine, or even a giant steam locomotive  running up and down a rail track………..or Titanic!