1912 was an influential year, when many notable events happened. The Girl Scouts of America was founded, Fenway Park opened, but one event is still influential over a hundred years later. No other shipwreck had such an enduring imprint upon the public consciousness that impacted many aspects of maritime law as well as the monetary impact this incident had upon families, companies, and the financial market. 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. HISTORY keeps an accurate account of all historical events, including the Titanic, which include much of the known History of the titanic. The RMS Titanic was equipped to carry a 3,547 people at full capacity, which would have included all passengers and crew aboard. With a high passenger capacity, the RMS Titanic was equipped to carry 64 lifeboats, each lifeboat was able to carry 65 people. Since the Titanic was made of steel the architects had believed the
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The Titanic was at the height of luxury at the time. It was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It had fifty telephones and heaters. It took 14,000 workers to build with state of the art comfort. The Titanic only had three working funnels. The fourth funnel was fake. It was put on to make it look more symmetrical and powerful. In total The Titanic weighed 46,000 tons ( Pipe 1-5 ). The Titanic had fifteen electric watertight walls inside the hull that shut automatically if water reached them. It costed 7.5 million dollars to build and it was launched on May 31, 1911. It was meant to be luxurious and not built for speed. It was 882 feet long, ninety two feet wide, and 175 feet tall ( Denenberg 5-10).
The RMS Titanic was built due to a competition among rival shipping lines in the early 1900’s. The work began in March of 1909 in a shipyard located in Belfast, Ireland. When the building was finished the ship measured to be 882 feet in length and 92.5 feet at the broadest point being one of the largest of its time.
“Toward sunset on 7 May 1915, an alert member of a lifeboat crew spotted an intermittent flash of light from a dark shape bobbing on the gentle swell of the Irish Sea (Preston 1).” This is what the Lusitania saw before they were attacked by a German Submarine. I could imagine it was a scary sight to not know what the flashing light in the water was on that late May night. The Lusitania was an epic tragedy that happened in the United States. An examination of primary and secondary sources will reveal the significance of this key event in American History.
Building the Titanic took around 26 months to finish. The building began March 11, 1909 and by May 11, 1911 the Titanic was launched in the Victoria Channel. A total of 246 injuries and two deaths resulted from the building of the Titanic. The amount of injuries and deaths were low around that time. The massive ship was built to beat their rival Cunard. Harland and Wollf were the shipbuilders, where they chose Thomas Andrews as the architect of the Titanic. He decided to design the ship to be unsinkable by having sixteen different water compartments separated by watertight bulkheads, twenty-nine boilers to power the ship, and had two steam engines. The ship was thought to stay afloat even if four compartments were ruptured. April 10, 1912 the forty-five story high ship set sail. Luxury was the main feature of the Titanic
Second, we must now take a look at the history of the RMS Titanic. It was known as being the largest and, at the time, most extravagant ocean liner built for that time. The Titanic carried 2,200 passengers and crew members and collided into an iceberg just shy of 2 hours before it was supposed to arrive to its destination. Due to a scarcity of lifeboats available to the passengers, over 1,500 people were left to either freeze or drown with the engulfing ship. It is important to note that most of the survivors were found to be children and women (A & E Networks,
James Andrews was the designer of the Titanic, James laid the first keel plate to start the construction on the Titanic. The Titanic was constructed at the Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast Ireland. The gantry built over the Titanic was over 220 feet in the air. The main Anchor on the TItanic was transported to the ship by twenty horses, the ship had a total of three anchors which weighed an estimated thirty one tons. Sixteen watertight compartments were constructed into the lower level of the ship to keep water from spreading throughout the ship. The doors were set to close automatically after the water got so deep, the doors could also be closed manually by the bridge. Construction workers also installed boilers in six boiler rooms which were powered by coal ,which workers shoveled coal into the boilers. Propellers on the Titanic were called the “Triple screw” the ship had three propellers one in the middle and the other two on the left and the right. The two outer propellers had a diameter of twenty three feet and the middle propeller had a diameter of seventeen feet. Titanic’s propellers were powered by a total of three engines. The four smoke stacks or funnels were connected to the boilers so the smoke and excess chemicals from the coal could exit the ship, each smokestack was 62 feet tall. The hull of the Titanic consisted of one inch thick iron plates which were held together by over three million rivets, for the wealthier passengers they had “portholes” or
About a hundred years have passed since the British passenger liner met its fatal end in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912. The RMS Titanic plummeted two miles to the ocean floor after clashing into an iceberg during its journey to the Port of New York. Over 1,500 people drowned in this unfortunate event. Ever since the sinking, numerous books and remarkable films have been made, telling the story of the ship and its passengers. The wreck of the ship was found in 1985 by the coast of Newfoundland, in the North Atlantic Ocean. Over the years, Titanic’s story has gained unbelievable public exposure and warns people about the danger of not being cautious enough. The Steamship, Titanic, was the end-result of fierce competition among competitor shipping lines in the early 1900s. The White Star Line company competed with Cunard, a British company with two ships that ranked in the categories for the most sophisticated and luxurious during their time. One of Cunard’s masterpieces, Lusitania, met its devastating end in 1915 when a torpedo was fired by a German U-boat and sunk the ship. The sinking killed about 1,200 out of 1,959 people on board and was the gateway to the United States’ entry into World War I. We chose this topic to write about because of the overwhelming impact that the event had on American history. The three categories on the Titanic are: the creation of the boat, passengers and luxury on board, and the night of the unfortunate tragedy.
"Come see the unsinkable ship!” the townspeople cried out. They were, of course, talking about the White Star Line’s newest vessel, the Titanic. At eight hundred eighty-three feet long and ninety-two feet wide, the Titanic’s first voyage was packed full, starboard to port, with two thousand, two hundred, twenty-eight people on board. There were three hundred thirty-seven people in first class, two hundred eighty-five in second class, seven hundred twenty-one people in third class, and eight hundred eighty-five crew members. Even without the people, the Titanic weighed 46,328 tons. The vessel was one hundred and four feet in height and had twenty lifeboats. The architect, Thomas Andrews, was aboard the ship during its first and last catastrophic trans-Atlantic voyage.
They needed more life boats and less luxury. They should have got rid of some of the berths and parlors to make the ship safe. After the Titanic sank much more safety precautions were added, like always having enough if not extra lifeboats. They also had turkish baths and a gym which seems completely unnecessary. “During Titanic's design, entirely new features were added which had never been seen before. A swimming pool, Turkish Baths, Squash courts and a gym were provided.” ( http://www.titanicandco.com/inside.html ) They did not need all those special special features. They could have spent that extra money on more lifeboats. A Deck, the Promenade Deck, extended 546 feet of the ship. It was only for first class with their cabins, lounges, and other luxuries. “B Deck, the Bridge Deck, was the top weight-bearing deck and the uppermost level of the hull.” (http://jamescameronstitanic.wikia.com/wiki/Titanic_Decks) More first class passengers were here with some more luxury. 6 more cabins were there featuring their own private promenades. “C Deck, the Shelter Deck, was the highest deck to run uninterrupted from stem to stern. It included both well decks; the aft one served as part of the Third Class promenade. Crew cabins were housed below the forecastle. In between were the majority of First Class cabins and the Second Class library. This deck's first class staterooms were a bit
In the early 1900s ocean liners were a lucrative business. Carrying passengers across the vast ocean was the most efficient way to travel. White Star Lines had to find a way to lure passengers away from their competitor, Cunard Lines (Encyclopedia Britannica). They decided to build bigger ocean liners, which focused on comfort, as opposed to speed. The Titanic’s hull was designed to withstand a breech in four of its watertight compartments; this made many believe that the ship was unsinkable. Sadly, for those on the ship, this couldn’t be further
Let me tell you some fun facts the Titanic carried 75,000 pounds of fresh meat 36,000 apples 40 tons of potatoes 1,000 loaves of bread 40,000 fresh eggs 6,000 pounds of butter and 15,000 bottles of ale. Another fun fact is on the titanic they have a 1st class a 2nd class and a 3rd class the first class tickets were 1,500-4,350 but today they were 26,741-77,549$. The second class was 65 and today it is 1,159$. And then the third class was 36 and today is was 642$.The next fun fact is is the titanic's speed was 28 mph and 24 knots. The last fun fact is there is a museum on the titanic in Branson Missouri.
The hull or the bottom structure of the ship weighed half of that amount of steel. For being so large it was designed to only travel at the speed of 20-22 knots. On June 14, 1911, The Olympic officially entered the ocean workforce being the ninth out of fourteen four-shacked ocean liners ever to be built, her maiden voyage was made a few days later to New York in exactly 5 days, 16 hours, and 42 minutes traveling on average 21.7 knots.However it was launched into viewing before the sailing on the same day as the Titanic’s maiden voyage beginning May 31,1911. As this cruise liners was pulling out of the port, The Titanic for the first time was revealed as was her date of sailing the following year as it still had some adjustments to be made. On this maiden voyage it was taken under consideration for The White Star Lines’ next cruise liner the Titanic that the Promenade deck have added more rooms as there is too much space on this deck and that the passengers wouldn’t be the only ones to occupy the spacing. It was Bruce Ismay who made the order to fix spacing issues that were solved to only hold more people than just letting the space be wasted. An interesting fact about this ship is that in many of the books that show the Titanic are not really pictures of the Titanic because it really didn’t get that much paparazzi and that she never came back from the maiden voyage, the books usually showed
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.