Titanic

Titanic is a principle which was originally named in 1987, first rung as a Cinques method. Coming just after the sinking of the "Herald of Free Enterprise" in March 1987, there were letters to the "Ringing World" questioning the tastefulness of the naming of the method.

The method consists of the first and last changes of each six of Stedman, so effectively giving "quick twos" and "slow twos". On all stages, you plain hunt, except at the front, where the slow work becomes treble-bob frontwork and the quick work is reduced to turning round in 3rds place.

In Triples and Cinques the calls are made in the last three places of the change and a touch of Stedman will give a true touch of Titanic, with one third of the length. In Triples, you make 5ths and back in at a bob (and go in the way you were expecting), or dodge in 6-7 (and go in the opposite way). Like in Stedman, you can have more than one successive call, which means you may keep dodging at the back (and you have to be careful which way you go back in). The singles are making 6ths from the back.

In Doubles, an article in the Ringing World (6th April 2012) gave some 120s, but needed both bobs and singles. For practice-night touches, I think I'd be tempted to use singles in 4-5. The bell coming up to the back (albeit possible just from 3rds place) makes 4ths and goes back in the same way it came out. The bell lying behind does an extra 2 blows at the back (four in all for one single, but more if there are additional successive singles) and goes back in the same way it came out.

Titanic Doubles Titanic Triples Titanic Cinques