Construction: the hull

Titanic hull under construction 

The next stage in ship building is to rivet steel plates to the frame, in order to form the watertight hull of the ship, like the skin on the human body.

This process is known as shell plating. The plates vary in size and shape depending on where they are positioned on the hull. Plates for Titanic could be up to 36 feet long (almost 11 metres) and weighed many tons.



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Visiting Information

TITANICa The Exhibition is on display the the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. Click here for opening times, how to get here and admission prices.


Titanic Exhibition

The Titanic exhibition is housed in the Transport galleries at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. You can also experience "TITANICa The People's Story in the Outdoor Folk Museum.

Click here for more information on the 500 artefacts on display and also the Ultimate Living History experience.