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.
Out of the 2,200 passengers on board only 705 survived. Only 705 people out of 2,00 watched as the titanic lifted up out of the water and slide silently into her watery grave (“Titanic”).
The, Titanic was one of the most high-powered, largest ships of its time. The Titanic could go as fast as 20 knots or more. Which can be a big problem, being such a big as it was. The Titanic was on its way, not knowing what will come in its path. Having something so deeply built and putting so much effort and trust in something, does not always go the right way you want it to go
Most people say that the sinking of the Titanic was a terrible tragedy ,and that is true . When people heard the news they were very surprised because everyone that the titanic was supposed to be unsinkable and it was not unsinkable.
“She brushed the berg so gently that many on board didn’t notice it, but so lethally that she was instantly doomed (Lord).” The Titanic sent out her first distressed call at 12:15 a.m. (Lord). At 12:45, she began to fire rockets (Lord). At 1:10 when the first lifeboat pulled away, the water was up to the ship’s portholes (Lord). Fifty-five minutes later, at 2:05, the last lifeboat had left and there were 1,600 people stuck on the sloping decks (Lord). At 2:17, the Titanic majestically stood on end (Lord). It was at 2:20, on April 15, 1912, when the Titanic, the unsinkable ship had slipped beneath the sea (Lord). The sinking of the Titanic was known as the most famous disasters at sea (“Edward J. Smith”
The Titanic left a huge mark in history, even people today still have questions about what happened. The Titanic’s maiden voyage was on, Wednesday, April 10, 1912. It was such a remarkable ship, even under the water Robert Ballard was impressed about it’s details. On April 14, 1912, the Titanic received a total of seven iceberg warnings in one day total. This tragedy was so huge Robert Ballard said “The loss of the Titanic was as saddening to the people of the at time as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was to a later time . Something seemed lost forever. People’s view of the world is shaken up because of such tragedies The most recent example is the loss of the space shuttle Challenger. As with the Titanic too much confidence
But in 1912 the Titanic sunk and it was a disaster at that time a lot of people died and the cause was preventable. So the failure was because of a fracture in the Hull steel and the wrought iron rivets. The fracture happened because of the amount of sulphur of the steel and the high speed of the ship as it travel over below freezing water. All these could have been prevented if the captain of the ship listened to the warring about the ice. They could have used a better quality of the riveting and the steel plates.
Imagine having to balance your weight on a pack of pencils, and that’s how brittle the steel used on the Titanic’s hull was. There was a piece of the hull that had been recovered and scientists had gone forward to examine that piece of steel. They concluded that the steel was of very poor quality. “Jagged and sharp, the edges of the piece of steel appeared almost shattered, like broken china.” (Bassett 44). The Titanic had a sister ship, Olympic, which collided while leaving the harbor on September 20, 1911. A similar outcome had occurred when another cruise ship had collided into Olympic. “A 36-foot high opening was torn into the starboard side of the Olympics’ hull when a British cruiser broadsided her. Failure of the riveted joints and ripping of the hull plates were apparent in the area of impact.” (45). The build of the Titanic was more cheap and bad built than quality made and
During the time of her construction, Titanic was designed to be the largest, grandest, safest, and most technologically advanced ship during her time. Her designers and engineers set out to build a class of ocean liners that could compete against White Star Line’s rival company, Cunard. However, when Titanic, the second of her sister ships sunk on her maiden voyage, it shook the world and it had a major impact on the world and its people. One of the main effects was the effect on safety regulations. Titanic only carried enough lifeboats to sustain roughly half of the passengers and crew on board. At the time, Titanic actually exceeded the amount of the lifeboats required by the British Board of Trade regulations by 10 percent.
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.
The deluxe steamship, Titanic set sail from Southampton, United Kingdom on April 10, 1912. The Titanic was a luxurious ship that carried some of the wealthiest people of the world as well as emigrants searching for a new way of life, it was said to be a “floating palace.” The technology that was present on this ship was remarkable for the time period. It had high-tech capabilities and was one of the best accomplishments. As the palace was on its voyage to the Port of New York, it ran into a large iceberg. The impact was so large that the ship’s hull plates were forced inwards, allowing water to rush in. The ship slowly sank on April 15, 1912. The Titanic’s crash became the most iconic shipwrecks in history and grasped headline after headline. This paper has article reviews from James P. Delgado, David
“The first unsinkable ship” The RMS Titanic was called many things, the ship of dreams, grandest ship, and unsinkable. It was said that God himself could not sink her. It sailed off for its first and last voyage. From the tragic disaster of the movie the sinking Titanic remains one of the most famous tragedies in history.
“We could see groups of the almost fifteen hundred people still aboard, clinging in clusters or bunches, like swarming bees; only to fall in masses, pairs or singly, as the great after part of the ship, two-hundred and fifty feet of it rose into the sky, till it reached a sixty-five or seventy degree angle.” – John Thayer (www.eyewitnesshistory.com). The RMS Titanic, more commonly known as “The Titanic”, set sail across the Atlantic Ocean April 10, 1912 from Southampton, England to New York City, USA. The “unsinkable” Titanic was a luxury boat, with mostly first class seats. It was the most high class boat of its time with nothing but positive reviews from wealthy businesses. The sinking of the Titanic is proof that
When analyzing this disaster the first thing to consider is the engineer’s design of the Titanic. The Titanic was employing many new and innovative designs that were believed to make the Titanic the safest ship ever built at that time. The engineer’s of the vessel made claims that the Titanic was “unsinkable” and that “even in the worst possible accident at sea, the ship should have stayed afloat for two to three days.” One of the features that lead them to this claim was the 16 watertight compartments in the hull of the ship. The way they were designed allowed for up to four compartments to be breached and they ship would still carry