The Loss of TITANIC - An Engineer's Viewpoint

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Technical Lecture
23 July 2015 17:30 - 19:30
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In 1912 there occurred a shipping disaster of such proportions that we are still talking and speculating about it over one hundred years later. Over 1400 people lost their lives in a ship that was at the peak of modern technology at that time. On the face of it, it was a gross failure in engineering design and nautical practice This talk covers the circumstances that led to TITANIC’s creation, her collision, and her eventual loss, with particular emphasis on engineering and the role that engineers played in her short life - dispelling many of the popular myths that surround this tragedy. The illustrated talk lasts 45 minutes plus whatever time is needed for subsequent questions.

Arrive 17:30 for an 18:00 start
Coffee and tea provided
Prior booking essential


The son of a Master Mariner, Geoffrey Carr spent much of his childhood onboard merchant ships or on voyages with his father. He served in a variety of warships in different parts of the world and was Head of Engineering Design at the Royal Naval Engineering College, Dartmouth.


Cranfield University (Shrivenham)
Defence Academy
United Kingdom

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