The Titanic, the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era, named the "ship of dreams". This legendary ship was known to be unsinkable, until April 15 1912. It is commonly believed that this “unsinkable” ship hit an iceberg that night and sank in the northern atlantic. But how is this possible? On a night with perfect weather and prior warning about the dangers of ice ahead? Maybe this isn't what happened. Maybe it wasn't the titanic that sank, maybe it was its sister ship the olympic. The olympic was completed may 31, 1911 it was ordered by the company white star lines but it was built by the shipbuilding company, Harland and Wolff. The olympic was captained by Edward Smith and made its maiden voyage on may 31, 1911. The olympic was a very expensive ship costing white star lines about 7.5 million dollars. The ship left southampton and arrived in new york on june 21. When the ship was in new york there was an incident with the tugboat, O.L Hollenbeck, the tugboat collided with the ship and slightly damaged the stern of the ship. This was the first of a few casualties that lead to the abating of the stability of this once strong ship. Three months later the olympic was in another accident, but this time the damage was not minor. The Olympic collided with the HMS Hulk off the isle of wight on september 20, 1911. The Olympic acquired two large holes, one above the waterline of
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It ripped between the third and fourth funnels of the ship. The iceberg scraped the bottom of the ship causing it open in six different places on the bottom half of the ship. There were watertight compartments that got filled with water. Four of the watertight compartments could have been filled and the Titanic would still be floating, but six of them got filled so it sank. ( Facts About Titanic )As people scrambled to get to a lifeboat they started to realize that there were not going to be enough lifeboats for everyone. The lifeboats started leaving before they were even full. Some lifeboats could hold up to sixty four but they would only let about thirty two onto the boat. ( Pipe
The Titanic‘s construction began on March 31, 1909. On May 31, 1911, the ginormous ship has sailed. As on the night of April 14, 11:40 PM, lookouts spotted a large iceberg dead ahead. As the ship and the iceberg move towards each other, BOOM! The Titanic and the iceberg crashed like two middle schoolers in a hallway bumping into each other. A big total of 1,517 men, women, and children died along with the Titanic. Most killed themselves after the Titanic’s sinkage, and a total of 328 bodies were found. But who was to blame of the sinkage?
The British luxury passenger ship, The Titanic, set sail on April 10, 1912, en route to New York City from Southampton (Lord ch 1). During her maiden voyage, midnight of April 15, 1912, she began to sink (ch 1). The Titanic had a collision with an iceberg that was around 100 feet tall (“Titanic: 40 Fascinating Facts” 3). Regardless to how greatly manufactured the Titanic was, and with beliefs that she was unsinkable, the miscalculation of human error proves that every possible outcome cannot be prevented, disasters can still occur regardless of careful planning.
Most people thought that the Titanic was unsinkable, but they couldn’t have been any further from the truth. The Titanic’s maiden voyage in the early 1900s was cut short due to a collision with an iceberg. The Titanic was a tragic event that helped change sailing for years to come because of the massive casualties and the sinking of an unsinkable ship.
“Mother is this ship really safe and unsinkable?” said Mary Anne Louise to her mom while she started to walk towards the RMS Titanic “I have the same question as the girl… Is this ship really unsinkable?” said a lady known as Mrs.Sylvia Caldwell. “Of course it is unsinkable God himself could not sink this ship!” exclaimed the crew member as he helped her up the steps.After they entered the ship, she stood in amazement see how this ship was designed.She suddenly saw a girl dressed in a simple, pretty white dress and a large bow on the back of her head.She wanted to say hi but her mom wouldn’t let her because she was a lower class than her
The sinking of the Titanic is one most well-known shipwreck in modern day history and it's still being written and told about even a century later. The causation of the sinking has been debated heavily since the crash in 1912 and many so-called experts of the titanic disagree with another on this issue. There has been new development when the ship was discovered in 1985 and examined by experts. Leading people that the sinking was caused by three major turning points. The first being the failures of White Star Line who manufacture the ship starting in 1909. The second being the crew of the ship that had some very serve flaws in the plan of action leading up to the disaster. Lastly the passengers who had enough time to prepare before the
April 15, 1912 the “unsinkable” Titanic had almost three hours before it was no longer afloat, but plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. Blueprints, journal & logs, and tons of witnesses were thoroughly inspected over the past 100 years to help solve the question agonizing question, why. For the 100-year remembrance of the tragic event, Smithsonian Channel released a documentary, Titanic’s Final Mystery. Dedicated Titanic detective and historian, Tim Maltin releases his theory on how the “unsinkable” sank.
The Titanic is one of the most famous ships known around the world as the once "unsinkable ship". April 15, 1912 the Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean on it's one and only voyage. The 825 ton ship can be found 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland 12,600 feet below the Atlantic.
Drain the ocean to revill lost ships, the Titanic. What happened here, what went wrong? Why did the stern of the ship tore apart when the bow of the ship looks fine but damaged by impact on the seafloor. Since the bow of the ship was aerodynamic it sliced through the water and impacted the seafloor while the stern of the ship tore apart. Titanic is a relic in the ocean on the seafloor. The wreck site of the two halfs of the ship gives us information, details, and data of how, when, and why it hit the seafloor the way it did. Evidence of the wreck site is giving us data of what really happened and how this happened. We know that when the stern tilted up out of the water as she sank, it is believed that this created immense stress tearing the ship completely in two.
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The Titanic may be one of the most famous and well known shipwrecks of our time. Just about everyone learns of the tragedy in school and how it was a complete accident. Information has been found that point to the tragedy not being what we think it is. There is evidence that shows that the ship thought to be the Titanic may actually be named the Olympic, and may have been used in an insurance scam. This evidence includes pictures showing different amounts of port holes and even people working on the ship coming forward. It has yet to be proven if this is 100% true, but most would agree that all of this points to it being true.
The RMS Titanic; A Tragedy Based on Class. In April, 1912, the so called "unsinkable" Titanic set sail to New York. The great ship was as big as five city blocks, and weighed thousands and thousands of tons. Everyone who was everyone grabbed a room on the luxurious ship for the trip of a lifetime. On April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg an sank into the icy depths of the North Atlantic.
Everyone knows the infamous story of the Titanic and her disastrous maiden voyage. As tragic as it was, it appeared as a relatively straightforward occurrence. An outrageously expensive luxury cruise liner which was deemed unsinkable by its crew and advertisers set out for the first time to conquer the seas, ultimately striking an iceberg and shortly after being completely consumed by the depths of the ocean in an appalling accident. Perhaps, however, there is more to this story than an ambitious new ship being greatly humbled on its first voyage. There could be a much larger story behind the Titanic’s rise and fall. A story that might even suggest the Titanic as we know it perhaps never even sank at all. It is possible the real Titanic
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.