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How was Titanic built?


The launch of Titanic in May 1911 was the peak of Belfast’s golden age of shipbuilding. Titanic was the largest man-made object ever to have taken to the seas.

Harland and Wolff employed thousands of men, with over 15,000 working on Titanic. Many jobs involved working with steel including welders, riveters, platers and plumbers. Carpenters worked with wood to design things like cabinets and staircases, while architects designed the ship in their offices.


Read through the PowerPoint and complete the activity.

Use the worksheet to fill out the chart on the rules and layout of the Titanic. You will need to remember as much information as you can to complete the sheet.