Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 26 October 2014

Titanic: The captain's luxurious bath

Titanic first class suite bedroom 'b58'. Photograph © National Museums Northern Ireland. Collection Harland & Wolff, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Titanic at fitting-out wharf with three out of four funnels fitted. Photograph © National Museums Northern Ireland. Collection Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
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Among the Titanic wreckage are some strangely pristine reminders of life on board the world's greatest ship.

One of the finest is Captain Edward Smith's bath, a marvellous piece of plumbing which delivered hot and cold, fresh and salt, water to the occupant.

Discovered during a 2010 expedition to the site to establish salvage rights, and snapped courtesy of a remote controlled submersible vehicle, the bathtub looks as if, after a wash and brush up, it could still do the job.

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