Tuesday, March 4, 2008
The Turkish Bath
To see a clip of the Turkish Baths that were on the TITANIC you can click HERE.
Located on F-Deck, the Turkish Bath was designed by Thomas Andrews and was built in the style of the far east. It had beautiful tiles on the walls and beautiful oak wood with painstakingly carved details. The Turkish Bath was on F-Deck which was a 3rd class level however it was strictly for 1st class only. It consisted of a Steam Room, Hot Room, Temperature Room, Shampooing room, and Cooling Room. To get in, 1st class had to purchase a ticket from their stewards for 4 shillings or 1 dollar as pictured above. Women were allowed in at 9 a.m. to noon and men were allowed in at 2 to 6 p.m. Jack and his mother Marion Thayer went to the Turkish Bath but found it to their disliking and Jack went for a swim in the swimming pool. There were machines that would heat your body and was supposed to be a relaxation. There were four attendants to make sure that the machines ran properly and that the passengers were relaxed. During the sinking, the Turkish Bath was closed for the evening so no one knew what happened to it until 2005 when James Cameron sent a robot inside and found tiles still on the wall, chairs piled up towards the bow. arabian lamps still on tables, some of the oak paneling that survived, and even the heating machine still gleaming as if brand new.