Titanic Timeline

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The Titanic was the most engineerically advanced ship of it’s time. As many know it was even dubbed ‘Unsinkable’ (Cole 7). The ship was theoretically invincible. However, it was designed so that if the sinking of the ship were inevitable, there would be ideally be twenty-four to seventy-two hours before it was devoured by the sea. That amount of time would have been sufficient for rescue efforts (Gannon). Her voyage began on April 10, 1912 and was set to be from Southampton, England to New York with the grand total of two thousand two hundred twenty-seven souls aboard on the evening of the ship’s misfortune (Gannon). This tragic voyage included many people boarded with their sights on casting away into the abyss in hopes of coming up on a beautiful horizon that aired new freedoms and opportunities; for many, that was not the case. The devastating sinking of the Titanic brought to light the lack of ship organization and brought about safer and more efficient protocols and regulations. It was a serene night on the sea without a wave crashing in sight. The water and air that evening were around a bone-chilling twenty-eight degrees. There was a large amount of cloud coverage causing short range visibility to the naked eye. Captain Edward John “E.J.” Smith received multiple iceberg warnings, but ignored them. He maintained the vessel's speed of a racing twenty-one knots (twenty-four miles per hour) (“Sinking”). This made it extremely difficult to react to the iceberg efficiently
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