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Campania

Campania.

The Campania is a luxury passenger ship owned by the Blue Star Line.

Geography

Campania Turbine Engine Room

Turbine engine room.

The ship has the latest gigantic boiler with a reciprocating steam engine installed at the center. The ship is divided into two sections with the boiler separating them. In other words, the ship is divided in a front and a stern, thus there are two freight storage in the ship, one in the front and the other in the bottom.[1]

Campania Communications Room

Communications room.

In addition, there is an elevator hall for easy access to other areas of the ship.[2] Through the turbine engine room,[3] there is a freight elevator in the boiler room that leads to other floors of the ship.[4] The ship is noted for having numerous boiler rooms.[5][6]

Campania Wheelhouse

Wheelhouse.

Outside on the deck, there is a lookout section for sailors.[7] Moreover, there is a communication room,[8] and in the wheelhouse is where the captain monitors the ship. The controls to close the water tight doors and the ship's blueprints are located there as well.[9][10]

The ship is also separated into classes; the first, second, and third class, with the first pertaining to the wealthiest passengers. There is a gate in the first class that can block lower-classed passengers from coming up.[11] The first class floor has a passenger lounge and a deck where lifeboats can be distributed.[12][13]

Overview

Campania sinking

The Campania sinking.

Its maiden voyage was scheduled to depart from Southampton on April 17 and arrive in New York City[14]. Three days after departing, the Aurora Society had its meeting and accidentally released the Bizarre Dolls, who began attacking the ship's passengers. After the captain was killed by the Bizarre Dolls, the ship had no administration, thus it crashed into an iceberg. It was predicted to sink within one hour of the crash by both Sebastian Michaelis and Ronald Knox.[15]

Its lifeboats were then distributed in order to escape the imminent sinking disaster. Edward Midford was guiding the passengers, using the policy of women and children first.[16] Consequently, it began capsizing, sending many who were not on the life boats to their deaths.[17]

Identified Passengers

Trivia

  • The Campania is based on the sinking of the White Star Line's RMS Titanic.
    • The Campania was under the Blue Star Line; the RMS Titanic was under the White Star Line. Though probably meant as a parallel, a real Blue Star Line existed. Both the White Star Line and the Blue Star line were British shipbuilders.
    • Both ships departed on the month of April, from Southampton, England on a maiden voyage to New York City, America.
    • Both had reciprocating steam engines.
    • Both ships were struck by an iceberg at night, puncturing several watertight compartments. Both broke in two before completely sinking.[20]
    • At the bow, Grell Sutcliff and Ronald Knox enacted[21] what was likely a reference to one of the most famous scenes of the 1997 international blockbuster Titanic, which was based on the historical sinking of the RMS Titanic.[22]

References

  1. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 54, pages 30-31
  2. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 55, page 18
  3. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 55, page 15
  4. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 55, page 12
  5. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 56, page 14
  6. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 57, page 10
  7. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 55, page 25
  8. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 55, page 8
  9. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 56, page 7
  10. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 56, page 24
  11. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 57, page 2
  12. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 57, page 6
  13. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 58, page 26
  14. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 51, page 19
  15. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 56, page 26
  16. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 58, page 26
  17. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 64, page 8
  18. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 56, page 11
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 56, page 12
  20. Wikipedia:RMS Titanic
  21. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 56, page 10-11
  22. Wikipedia:Titanic (1997 film)

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