How long is the SS Nomadic?
When was the SS Nomadic built?
April 25, 1911
What was wrong with the rivets on the Titanic?
Microscopic analysis of iron rivets recovered from Titanic revealed high concentrations of slag residue in the head area (seen as yellow, orange and red) that may have made them brittle in cold temperatures. The actual damage could not have resulted in the flooding that overwhelmed Titanic’s watertight compartments.
What are the aims of the Nomadic Preservation Society?
The Nomadic Preservation Society (NPS) was also founded in 2006. Its stated aims include collaboration with the NCT and all other parties involved in preserving Nomadic, including raising and donating funds, conducting historical research and publicising Nomadic as a tourist attraction.
What was the purpose of the SS Nomadic?
Nomadic was commissioned by the White Star Line in 1910, to tender for their new ocean liners RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, which were too large to dock in Cherbourg harbour. She ferried passengers, their baggage, mail and ship’s supplies to and from large ocean liners moored off-shore.
When was the SS Nomadic built in Belfast?
The keel of Nomadic was laid down in the Harland and Wolff shipyards, Belfast in 1910 (yard number 422). She was built on slipway No1 alongside RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, which were constructed on slipways 2&3 respectively. She was launched on 25 April 1911 and delivered to the White Star Line on the 27 May, following sea trials.
How much will it cost to restore the SS Nomadic?
As of 2019, Nyanza was still laid up at Kisumu. On appointment, the NCS began essential maintenance works, fund raising and preparation for the planned restoration. A study by Belfast City Council estimated the cost of restoring Nomadic at £7 million.