Campus Life

The Titanic Deck Bench

 

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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.