The Wreck Of The Titanic

1507 WordsDec 7, 20157 Pages
About a hundred years has 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 made gained unbelievable public exposure and warns people about the danger of incautiousness. The Steamship, Titanic, was the end-result of fierce competition among competitor…show more content…
In 1909, the second of these ships, Titanic, was put into progress and continued to be made nonstop until the 1911; a long two years. At that time, Titanic was the biggest movable man made object in the entire world. Over 100,000 people attended the launching of the new luxury boat. The ship’s framework was immediately hauled to a colossal dock where thousands of workers spent most of the following year building the ship’s decks, interiors and boilers that would power the two main steam engines. Although the Titanic was highly boasted about for being virtually unsinkable, it actually had many flaws. According to some theories, Titanic was fated to sink from the start. The ship had watertight bulkheads and electric watertight doors which could be controlled by a switch. It was the watertight bulkheads that encouraged Shipbuilder magazine to consider the Titanic “practically unsinkable.” Unfortunately, the watertight compartment design possessed a major flaw that might have been a an important factor in Titanic’s sinking: although, the individual bulkheads were in fact watertight, water could spill from one compartment into another. Many of the Titanic’s rivals already had safety features formulated into them in order to prevent this very situation. If White Star had taken as much caution as its competitor company, it might have rewritten history and prevented the tragedy of Titanic’s sinking. The second crucial
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