Titanic berthed at Southampton in April 1912
Dream Designs Colchester are very proud and honoured to have this opportunity to announce to you our very latest and ambitious plans to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the world’s most famous ocean liner, Titanic.
Titanic began as just a vision back in 1907, when White Star Line envisioned a ship of immense size and luxury, to rival their competitors’ ships, the Cunard Line’s Mauritania and Lusitania.
Titanic was one of three vessel, the other two begin Olympic and Britannic. Construction of Olympic, the first of these new giant ships, began on December 16th 1908. The first section of Titanic’s hull was laid on March 31st 1909, whilst construction of Britannic would not start until November 30th 2011. Britannic would later become a Hospital ship, never carrying civilian passengers and instead served during the First World War.
In 1912 Titanic was the largest ship the world had ever seen. She weighed in a 46,328 tonne, had an overall length of 269 meters and a beam of 28 meters. Her 9 decks could accommodate 2435 passenger, served by 892 crew.
After leaving the shipyard in Belfast in Ireland where she was built, Titanic arrive at Southampton, before departing on her maiden voyage on April 10th 1912. 4 days into her voyage to New York on April 14th 1912, the vessel which was claimed to be ‘practically unsinkable’ hit an Iceberg, rupturing her iron hull. During the course of the next few hours the vessel would sink to the bottom of the North Atlantic, claiming the lives on 1,517 people.
Titanic has actually been a vital part of Dream Designs Colchester. Titanic was the ship that kicked started our very own President & Managing Director, Harry Cotterill’s passion and enthusiasm for ships, after he became fascinated in the ship when he was just 7 years old. In fact, quite bizarrely there was actually a passenger aboard Titanic with the name Henry “Harry” Cotterill who was a Second Class passenger aboard the ship.
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Which such a connection with the famous ocean liner, we have taken the decision to especially assign a brand new and improved drawing of Titanic, which work will start on shortly, ready for the 100th Anniversary next month.
You will be able to follow the progress of the drawing on Facebook and Twitter! Photographs of the drawing will be uploaded to the Dream Designs Colchester website upon completion.
To further commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Titanic, we have planned a 'Titanic 100th Anniversary Drawing Sale' Special Offer, where we are delighted to offer you the chance to SAVE UP TO 15% when you Place An Order for your very own drawing of Titanic. More information will be published on April 1st 2012.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
" Titanic has always fascinated me and without the ship, it is unlikely I would have ever developed my passion and love for ships, not to mention my ability to draw them. I remember watching the 1997 Titanic film many times and be amazed at how such a ship could be both engineered and built."
" From a very early age I knew I wanted to design or be part of a ship that would amaze the world. Although I no longer with to become a Naval Architect and have developed more of an interest in Business Management and the Cruise Industry in general, I still spend a considerable amount of time studying various ship plans and arrangements. "
" With such a connection with the famous ocean liner, it is of course very important that we commemorate this occasion accordingly, by assigning a brand new drawing of Titanic! "
Harry Cotterill set up his blog when he was just 16-years old, making him one of the youngest cruise bloggers in the world. In later years he became known across the world for his amazing talent of drawing cruise ships!