The Titanic set sail on its Maiden voyage from Southampton, England on the day of April 10th 1912 (“Titanic”). As people waved goodbye to their loved ones from the docks no one could have imagined that the ship was destined for the ill fate that took so many lives.
The White Star Line was owner of the Titanic, which was the largest and most luxurious ship in the world at the time. On April 10th, 1912, the Titanic left from Southampton, England with 2,227 passengers aboard bound for New York City. On April 14th, the ship struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland and sank about 2 ½ hours later. Passengers, mostly women and children, were loaded into lifeboats, however only 705 passengers survived as many lifeboats left partially full.
The luxury steamship RMS Titanic was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners that were owned and operated by the White Star Line. The White Star Line company commissioned the building of the RMS Titanic to Harland and Wolff shipyard on the Queen’s Island in Belfast, Ireland. Harland and Wolff shipyard were commissioned to build the largest ship at the time. Measuring in at 269.1 meters the titanic was the largest ship built at the time, as well as it was the longest it was also the most expensive. $7,500,000 was the cost The White Star Line paid for the RMS Titanic to be constructed and completely furnished.
Because of the war, my life will never be the same. It was noon and the Titanic was about to leave the port. My family and I all barely made it before the doors were closing. It was a rough couple of days on the ship heading to America. Even though we weren't the poorest people we still went to third class were there were a lot of Irish immigrants like us. The conditions weren't horrible but the food was disgusting. It was not good. The person across the hall from us got sick from the food conditions. The showers were small and there were only two bathtubs for the whole third class. Everything was going alright until the night of April 14th. My family and I were talking to some friends in the lounge and my older brother, Henry came running down to us from the deck and said that the ship was hit by a big iceberg. We all were told to put on the vests and we made it up to the deck before the crew closed the gates. While on the deck, everyone got on a boat except my older brother. He went to try to find a boat, but they were quickly all filled up and in the water. Henry was forced to get into the 28 degree Atlantic Ocean. After being rescued, we soon realized that Henry froze to death on a floating piece of furniture suffering from hypothermia.
Everyone knows the story of the Titanic. The ship was on its maiden voyage when it hit an iceberg and sank, leading to the death of more than 1,500 people (“Titanic” A+E Networks). It was a horrible event, but it may have all been planned by the company that owned the ship. White Star Line owned both the Titanic and its sister ship, the Olympic. The
It was me, my mom, my dad, my two brothers and three sisters and we were excited to board the Titanic. My mom’s name is Sara and my dad's name is Richard, my two brothers are twins and their names are Mike and Ike, and my three sisters names are Layla, Tracy, and Stephanie. We were traveling to New York on April 10. The Titanic was so beautiful and big it had some many rooms for everybody we even got our own rooms, but me and my sisters and brothers decided to share a room and my mom and dad shared a room. The Titanic had an elegant foyer stood below the wrought-iron and glass dome over the first glass staircase. They had a gymnasium and that's where they work out and a guy named
On April 14,1912 a great ship called the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. That night there were many warnings of icebergs from other ships. There seems to be a conflict on whether or not the warnings reached the bridge. We may never know the answer to this question. The greatest tragedy of all may be that there were not
Rather than start the recount the day of her maiden voyage, the Titanic’s story should start the night before. On April 9, 1912, the town of Southampton went to bed in anticipation. The local hotels were completely booked with hordes of passengers and spectators, anxiously awaiting the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage. At noon the next day, the Titanic would set out with 1,320 passengers and 915 crewmen.
After the completion of the Titanic, it was sent from Belfast to Southampton, England for its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. It set sail on April 10, 1912, with 2223 passengers (RMST) and 907 crew members (TT). Captain Edward J. Smith was the first and last man to steer the Titanic. He set the speed to 22 knots and the Titanic began her pivotal journey (AGS). There were many people from many different backgrounds who made that fateful voyage; among those people were thirteen couples had been on board for their honeymoon. There was also countless others who had traveled on the Titanic’s first journey, some of them survived the sinking while others weren’t that lucky. The story of how the Titanic began, and her first voyage will forever remain a large part of the history of transatlantic voyages.
White Star Line more like the cruise line that is openly greeting: Disaster either by construction of the glorious beauties or by the inevitability of war as three of the company’s ships did sink around the time of The First World War. In the twentieth century, the means of mass transportation moved out to the ocean. Different stratifications of society were able to travel by the waterways, as in large ships there were the three uniquely designed decks to meet each passengers’ financial expectations and lifestyles. The interior designing of three of The White Star Line ships, The Olympic, The Titanic, and The Britannic were remotely similar as they may have one-upped each other as the previous ship sunk. Harland and Wolff were a
The Titanic was one of a trio. “Her” sisters were the Olympic and the Gigantic. These ships were made by the White Star Lines, all of their names ending with “ic”. The White Star Lines were known for making the top of the line, most luxurious ship liners of their time. The point in making luxurious and fast ship liners were to compete and beat the German ship liners. This ship race between Germany and Britain went clear back to the 1860’s. As Britain kept getting out bested by Germany an American trust builder named Junius Pierpont Morgan saw a chance to make money or a monopoly. Morgan realized the rivalry and had already monopolized U.S railroads, and wanted to to take control over the North Atlantic Shipping Lines. Morgan’s first move in 1898 was when he bought the more ran down Inman Line. The owner of the White Star Line, Thomas Ismay, foresaw a big rate war on the North Atlantic and resisted Morgan until his death in 1899. After Ismay’s death Morgan jumped at the opportunity to get more control by purchasing a controlling interest from the German lines, Hamburg-Amerika and Norddeutscher-Lloyd. Just a year later Morgan gained control of the Leyland Line, the Dominion Line, and the Red Star Line. His next targets were the White Star Line, and the Cunard. For competition Morgan cut fares until his lines were a third class passage to America for as little as two euros, ($2.38). J. Bruce Ismay, the son of Thomas Ismay, resisted Morgan like his father.
The Titanic was a White Star Line steamship built in the early nineteen hundred by Harland and Wolff of Belfast, Ireland. At the time of her construction, she was the largest moving object ever built. With a weight of more than 46,000 tons, a length of
The construction of the RMS Titanic started on March 31, 1909 in Belfast, North Ireland and cost $7.5 million. The man who designed it was a naval architect named Thomas Andrews. The ship was built to be the world’s largest passenger steamship, along with two other ships, the Olympic and Britanic. Although the ship has always been known to many as unsinkable, it was actually never supposed to be advertised like that. Extra measures were put into the ship to insure safety, for example, if four watertight compartments out of the 16 were flooded, the ship would still stay afloat. Even though all these precautions were made, who would have ever thought that a single iceberg could cause such a huge devastation.
In 1822, the very first cruise line, known as the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, was founded by Brodie McGhie Willcox and Arthur Anderson, both experienced in the shipping industry. Its first ship was the 206 ton paddle steamer called the William Fawcett, which was first deployed in 1835 from London to Spain and Portugal. More recently, in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, three of the world’s largest cruise lines were established. The first one, Norwegian Cruise Line, was introduced when airline travel was becoming increasingly popular. The cruise industry declined significantly from this competition. The second cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, was also experiencing the same challenges as