RMS Titanic Coal Room Rotating Dog Lever
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Origin

RMS Titanic Coal Room

Type

Spun Handle

Effects

Causes a room to become blocked of any way out

Downsides

Enclosed room will begin to flood

Activation

Spinning

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Trap Aisle

Aisle

274631-4518

Shelf

174749-9656-825

Date of Collection

November 2, 1969

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Origin

The RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sunk, taking down with her 1500 passengers and crew. Claimed beforehand to be unsinkable, the sinking is now remembered as one of the worst disasters to happen in modern history. The crew had not practiced evacuation protocols beforehand and was unprepared for the event, sending lifeboats down that were only half full. The ship split into two main pieces when it sank, descending over 12,000 feet below the ocean’s surface. The wreck was discovered in 1985 and artifacts have been pulled out ever since to remember the tragic events that unfolded.

Many people on board did work at evacuating other passengers over their own personal safety. Richer passengers who were unable to escape, such as John Jacob Astor, instead helped get people into the lifeboats. The first mates and officers lowered the boats down and tried to maintain order to get women and children to safety first. Many times overlooked, the crew below decks in the boiler rooms worked to keep the waters flooding the ship’s bulkheads for as long as possible. They sacrificed themselves to buy the escapees more time, keeping the hydraulics and electronics running until their compartments completely flooded.

Effects

When spun, it blocks off all exits leading in and out of a room. Walls collapse, doors buckle, debris becomes unmovable or the opening becomes blocked. The room will then slowly fill up with water until it reaches the ceiling. The level will remain that height for several minutes and then quickly drain away beneath the room.

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