SECOND CLASS SMOKING ROOM TABLE BASE
This amazing object was recovered on our first dive on Expedition 2000. The table is made of cast iron with a brass bolt through the center of the base that would have secured it to the floor, preventing tipping in rough seas. Each foot is carved in the shape of a lion’s head. Originally located in the Second Class Smoking Room, it would have had an oak table top.
The Second Class Smoking Room was located on the Bridge Deck and was a “male-only” smoking area. Decorated overall in paneled oak and dark green Moroccan leather, the Second Class Smoking Room also had a bar for spirits and a lavatory.