FIRST CLASS WINDOWS FROM THE WRECK SITE
This photo taken at Titanic’s wreck site displays two windows from first-class cabins. The window on the left leads to Stateroom W, while the window on the right leads to Stateroom U.
Historians believe that Staterooms W and U were unoccupied for Titanic’s maiden voyage. The rectangular transoms located above the window frames were designed to ventilate the cabin during rough weather without letting in water.
The large box in the photograph’s bottom left corner is a boat deck winch. Boat deck winches are commonly used to raise and lower boats from water. Titanic’s winches were not needed the night of the accident because the lifeboats were lowered by the force of gravity.