RMS Empress Of Ireland [6.5 ft model]
Here is my model of the RMS Empress of Ireland designed in LDD. This ocean liner sank in 1914 in the Saint Lawrence River after the coal carrying ship, the SS Storstad, rammed into the Empress's starboard side of the hull roughly around midship. The Empress was immediately awashed with seawater, and quickly developed an extreme starboard list. Aided by open portholes and watertight doors that had to be manually closed, the ship foundered in roughly only fifteen minutes, taking with her 1,012 of the 1477 souls aboard.
This model is 6.5 feet long, and contains 4,850 bricks. I had some difficulties with building the design of this model, unlike the RMS Titanic it is much more difficult to find resources online for this ship. There aren't many different photos of the ship online, and I couldn't find any photos really showing how the boat deck would have looked, nor could I find any free plans it online of it either. The ship also changed slightly during the its tenure as a liner, at one point the funnels were all tan while at another point they were black capped. Also the upper promenade hand railing at one point was enclosed, while at another point it wasn't, And for these aforementioned details I'm not sure which way they were when she sank so I just guessed, there are also a few other parts of the ship I did some speculation on.
Some things to note, the hull of this ship as well as many of my other ships are slightly more boxy in appearance, this is because these ships are designed to be floated in a pool and building them in such a way makes it much more easier. This ship along with my other ships are purposefully under-detailed, this is to keep the cost of building the ship down by using mainly "basic" blocks. Also to be able to build the ship, more bricks would be needed as this digital model contains no internal supports in it to hold it together.
UPDATE: Version 1.1 - Shortened the hull slightly, redid the funnels and some other minor cosmetic changes
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