Campus Life

The Titanic Deck Bench



The deck benches aboard the Titanic were intended to give the passengers panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean as the vessel sailed by. The benches were constructed with 3 elaborate supports, bolted to deck in case of rough seas, with wooden slats making up the seating. This particular example is bent: either from the destruction of the ship itself or from underwater pressure – a physical example of the destructive force involved in the disaster.