How many funnels worked on the Titanic?
Only 4.there were 5 on it though but only 4 worked the 5th was so the ship didn't look off.
Titanic had three "real" funnels and one "fake" funnel. The forth funnel was put on for ventilation, balance and to make the ship look more powerful. The Titanic's rivals Mauritania and Lusitania both have four funnels and people might have thought Titanic less powerful and slower because it would have only had three funnels.
To start off with, on a ship the "smoke stacks" are known as FUNNELS. On the Titanic the forward three funnels vented the smoke and ashes from the 29 boilers below. The 4th funnel was a fake. This made the ship more grand and in proportion, along with giving her a sense of power and speed. The same thing is done today. Two of the Disney Cruise ships have rear funnels that are fake. One…
Four, however only the first three were used. The fourth one was added for ventilation for the kitchens and for symmetrical foundation. There were 4 smoke funnels on the Titanic, but, only 3 of them allowed smoke to escape from the engines. The fourth one was just there for show. A ship with 4 smoke funnels looked more impressive than a ship with only 3 funnels.