The Belfast Child explores the world's last great link to the RMS Titanic and written by Mervyn Pritchard, the ship's maintenance officer during the time of the NPS's involvement with the SS Nomadic. She is the last surviving White Star Line vessel in the world and is now permanently docked in the Hamilton dry dock beside the 'Titanic Belfast' attraction on Queen's Road, Belfast.
She was built in Belfast, beside Titanic, as a tender to carry the 1st and 2nd class passengers out to the mighty 'Olympic Class' liners when they anchored off Cherbourg, France and is a time capsule of Edwardian style and beauty. This book takes readers on a fascinating tour through every nook and cranny of this most historic of steamships prior to her restoration and shows many of the original areas of the ship never seen by the public. An absolute must buy for those interested in the shipbuilding science of the time.