No other ship in history has captured the world’s
imagination more than RMS Titanic.
Conceived by Lord Pirrie, financed by US financier
John Pierpont Morgan, and designed and built by naval architect Thomas Andrews
and managing director Alexander Carlisle from ship builders Harland & Wolff
in Belfast, Ireland, White Star Line’s Royal Mail Ship (or Steamer)
TITANIC was constructed to become the largest and most luxurious passenger
steamship in the world.
Its construction started on 31 March 1909 and was
completed on 31 May 1911. The fitting out of the interior would take another
year. With a length of 269.1m and height of 53.3m on its four oval funnels (of
which 3 were working funnels and the fourth one was added to demonstrate
prestige and greatness) Titanic was the world’s largest ship and a true floating
city, featuring unprecedented luxury and lavishness. It was the first ship
featuring a heated swimming pool, gymnasium, Turkish baths, squash court,
electric horses, miniature golf course, 4 electric lifts and the most luxurious
1st class cabins and suites imaginable.
With a (partial) double hull and 15 watertight
bulkheads installed the ship was meant to stay afloat in case of a serious
accident, which originated the legend of Titanic being ’unsinkable’.
Titanic had 3 passenger decks, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
class, the latter mainly occupied by poor immigrants who hoped to find a better
life in the New World. But it was the prominent first class passengers that
captured the world’s imagination, among them American millionaire Sir John Jacob
Astor IV, steel & mining magnate Benjamin Guggenheim, and the department
store co-founder Isidor Strauss of Macy’s fame. There were reported to be a
total of 48 millionaires on board.
Titanic started her maiden voyage in Southampton, UK
on 10 April and stopped over in Cherbourg, France and the following day in
Queenstown (now Cobh), Ireland to take further passengers and supplies on board
before continuing towards the final destination New York City, USA.
On board were almost 900 crew members and more than
In the night of 14 April disaster struck, when 400
miles south of Newfoundland Titanic’s starboard side collided at 11:40pm with an
iceberg. The damage was too severe for the ship to stay afloat. Captain Edward
John Smith gave order to prepare the lifeboats and to send out the distress
call. The 20 lifeboats theoretically offered room for 1,178 of the 2,224 people
onboard, but only 710 people mainly from 1st and 2nd class and mostly women and
children could be saved early the following morning by Cunard’s RMS
Carpathia, the first ship to arrive.
All other ships arriving later at the site, among
them the cable ship CS Mina from Halifax, could only retrieve dead
bodies and floating debris from the icy Atlantic seas.
In September 1985 an American-French expedition
located the Titanic’s wreck at a depth of 2.5 miles.
The Titanic pipes have been specifically created and
manufactured to commemorate the Centenary of the fateful maiden voyage of
RMS Titanic in April 1912.
The Titanic pipe is a classic Horn shape in Group 4
(4135) fitted with a precious metal band engraved with the inscription
TITANIC 1912 to 2012.
|The pipe gadget - an elliptical cylinder inspired by the oval
chimneys of RMS Titanic - is extracted from stainless steel
incorporating a dottler tool with magnetic closure. Into the dottler’s oval and
domed Perspex head a piece of original hardwood procured from RMS
Titanic has been encapsulated. This wood was removed from the seat of a
damaged deckchair salvaged by the cable ship Mina from Halifax in 1912 during
recovery of the bodies of Titanic victims immediately following the sinking of
||The highly collectable Titanic pipes and tampers are presented
in a very prestigious large wooden and leather presentation case lacquered in
the colours of RMS Titanic. The surface of the lid shows a commissioned
black & white painting of the ship, while the lid’s interior features a
metal map engraved with the planned route of her maiden voyage. The pipe and
pipe gadget are housed in a metal E.O.T. (Engine Order Telegraph) cradle
inspired by the E.O.T. from the Titanic’s navigation
Each set is accompanied by its numbered and
hand-signed limited edition certificate.
This series is strictly limited to world-wide
- 100 pipes in Shell
Briar with Sterling Silver band
pipes in Bruyere finish with Sterling Silver
- 25 pipes in Amber Root
finish with 18ct Gold band.
World-wide launch May 2012.
||- Perfect timing for commemorative edition (Centenary)|
Most famous ship and accident in maritime history
- World-wide fascination
||Shape 35 - classic pipe that is most similar to shape of
||- Shell Briar, sandblasted black, Vulcanite mouthpiece|
Bruyere, smooth mahogany red, Vulcanite mouthpiece
- Amber Root, smooth
orange-brown, Vulcanite mouthpiece
||Taper mouthpieces, individually cut, shaped, finished|
fitted from black Vulcanite rod.
||Gr.4 – medium to large size|
|Precious metal bands
||- Sterling Silver = 92.5% pure silver|
- 18ct Gold = 75% pure
- all bands engraved with TITANIC 1912 to 2012
||- extracted from stainless steel|
- White Spot logo and White
- Oval cylinder shape like Titanic’s funnels
- foot engraved with
1912 TITANIC 2012
- incorporating a dottler tool with domed Perspex
- Encapsulated into head is a piece of original hardwood
a salvaged RMS Titanic deckchair
||- Highly impressive and high-status gift presentation|
Prestigious wooden box lacquered in Titanic colours
- Leather covered rim for
- Commissioned painting of Titanic on front lid
- fitted with
metal map and Engine Order Telegraph cradle to
house the pipe and
||Exclusive & very collectable - worldwide only|
100 pieces in Shell Briar & Sterling
- 75 pieces in Bruyere
& Sterling Silver
- 25 pieces in
Amber Root & 18ct Gold.
||Individually numbered and
Copyright © 2012 by TECON GmbH
with friendly support of Alfred Dunhill LTD. London