Decent Essays
Titanic Titanic was the largest ship in the world, built by a workforce of 17,000. The ultimate in turn-of-the-century design and technology. First-class suites ran to more than $ 55,000 in today's dollars, and when she sailed on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England on route to NY , she held among her 2,227 passengers. The cream of industrial society, including colonel John Jacob Astor. Macys founder; U.S. congressman Isidor Straus and Thomas Andrews, the ships builder. The ship was built of easily sealed-off compartments. If, for some unimaginable reason, the hull were punctured, only the compartment actually ruptured would flood. In an worst case example - builders figured that the Titanic would take from one to three days…show more content…
Two boats full of people who had escaped from the ship were sucked beneath the ocean. Most of the passengers were apparently not aware of the accident when it happened. At first, passengers were so unconcerned that they remained in their staterooms to dress for dinner. By 1:30 A.M. panic has begun among some of the passengers. In the tomb that was once a ship, all that remain are China teacups and brass latches, porcelain toilets, and perhaps teeth - nearby all else has been devoured: wooden decks, the rich Victorian woodwork, human beings and their clothing - all except for shoes protected from scavengers by their tannin. Some 150 items retrieved by the French sub Nautili went on display at Londons National Maritime Museum in Oct. 1994. protected too is the ships steel. The first memorials to Titanics victims were the church services in commemoration of the dead and Thanksgiving for the living. As the days passed the enormity of the loss of life became evident, and relief programmers were established. The event becomes dim in the minds of new but the monuments stand, and assurance that - as long as tides flow, as long as people sail - the memory of Titanics courageous and gallant men and women will never fade. It is through the appalling tragedy that befell her during her owe voyage that the worldbest knows of her today. Perhaps Historys most famous ship, she is remembered through memories and
Get Access