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 …show more content…
Delgado is a maritime archaeologist, explorer and author. He has spent nearly four decades in underwater exploration. He wrote the article “Archaeology of Titanic” which discusses the process of discovering the sunken ship and how it was made possible through many technology advances. Delgado states, “Seventy-three years after the sinking, in the early morning of September 1, 1985, Argo, an unmanned deep-sea vehicle, disturbed the darkness for the first time.” This statement shows that the curiosity of people was so strong that they created a deep-sea vehicle to go down and take videos and photos of the remains. The people were dreaming of a day when they would finally be able to go into the deep Atlantic Ocean and discover what was under the surface. This was a great leap in the technological world and an even greater leap in discovering the Titanic after all these years have passed. Delgado believes that Argo is a dominant contributor in the search of the titanic and its remains because it allowed archaeologists to receive more information about what was going on two miles below the surface and become aware of the condition the Titanic was currently
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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.
On April 15, 1912 at 11:40 P.M. the Titanic collided with an iceberg and by 2:20 A.M. it was at the bottom of the ocean; over 1,500 people died. The massive loss of life was a shock to the world. The “unsinkable” ship had sunk. Despite the Titanic’s claims about being “unsinkable” and completely safe, many avoidable things led to the immense number of fatalities, such as the shortage of lifeboats, lowered bulkheads, and the lack of binoculars. Bruce Ismay, the designer of the Titanic and director of Whitestar line, often chose the comfort of his passengers over their safety. While Ismay was designing the Titanic he thought that the deck was too cluttered so he decided to keep only a third of the lifeboats needed to save all of the passengers
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.
All the information I find about the weaknesses of the hull will be reported using information from a number of sources. They will be referenced using the Harvard referencing system in the document. They will be used and referenced from in chronological order in the typical report style format. The references will be listed in alphabetical order at the end of this report document. This document will be laid out using headers to divide up the different sections that I will explore and report on. All the sections will be explored and described to cover the information required to report upon the topic of this account. The main sections I will explore will be an Introduction and about the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage, an analysis of the materials used in the construction of the RMS Titanic, the effects that temperature has on the materials especially metals, the different compositions of the steels and how that effects the material’s properties and I will also be comparing the steels used in the construction of the RMS Titanic’s hull with the steel used to construct lock gates and the modern equivalent structural steel
The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most famous maritime tragedies in the modern world. The Titanic sunk on April 15, 1912, while making her maiden voyage across the Atlantic. Even though the Titanic was deemed unsinkable by her builder, White Star line, she sank after striking an iceberg. This picture (NewYorkTimes.com) emphasizes the tragedy of the 1500 people that lost their life. While the loss of life was incredible, it could of have been prevented. There were only 20 lifeboats aboard the Titanic and this amount was not ample for the nearly 2,200 passengers aboard the ship. Another contributing factor to the loss of life was the lack of training on the operation of the life boats. (History1900s.about.com). Life boats were
For over seventy years, people were unable to find the wreckage of the Titanic. It wasn’t until Robert Ballard followed his passion of discovering the wreckage of the Titanic. Although the U.S. Navy had little to no interest in finding the Titanic, they were interested in discovering the wreckages of the U.S.S. Thresher and U.S.S. Scorpion. To satisfy both sides, the Navy agreed to fund Ballard’s journey in finding the Titanic, if only they were allowed to use his technology on their secret Cold War mission at that time. After accepting the Navy’s opportunity, Ballard set off to design the two main, unmanned, research vehicles named Knorr and Argo. Finally, after a few years later, Ballard was able to discover the wreckage of the Titanic at
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.
First things first, the Titanic was said to be “The Ship of Wonders”; and if you were onboard, you would’ve thought that it truly was. Almost everything onboard was extraordinary. From the bedrooms to the restaurants, everything looked amazing. However, that was if you
Until this day, many songs lyrics, books, stories, and movies portrayed the sad love story of Titanic. Naturally, when we hear the word “Titanic” we associate it with passion and love. It is ought to be because the media and the entertainment industry wanted the public to view it this way, or because the idea of a “love story” helps to easiness the reality of the horrific tragedy. In spite of the fictional side of Titanic, the tragedy occurred practically a hundred years ago and it still has not been forgotten, nor will it be. It is beneficial to take a step further and learn the historical aspect of Titanic.
For this project I select the blockbuster film “Titanic”. Titanic is an epic romantic disaster film and the most expensive film of the history. James Cameron released this movie on December 19, 1997. Not only is Mr. Cameron the writer, but also the director, co-producer and co-editor and Russell Carpenter is the cinematographer of this film. It is a remarkable film which is full of excitement and romance. The main actors of this movie are Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane. The charm and mystery that surrounds the ship known as RMS Titanic is quite amazing and it reminded the day of terrible tragedy to the oceanographers and film makers. Many people have written about the details and actual events of the Titanic’s tragedy,
I had sailed on many ships before and I knew what a dangerous interaction normally ended up with...a sunken ship. We were told to stay below the decks, but I needed to see this incident with my own eyes, to judge the danger (Temple 58). I did not think this ship could ever be brought down by a tiny scratch so my mind eased as I said goodbye to my little brother. I would head down to the engine room to discern the problem. Little did I know, the iceberg had left a 300-foot gash below the ship’s waterline, and that the Titanic was doomed (History.com
The Titanic was known for its title, the “Unsinkable Ship”, although it didn’t necessarily hold its title. The Titanic is a disaster that took place over 100 years ago, but yet still holds a huge part of our history. It is a tragedy that will live with our world for millions of years to come. This event is one of the many things in history that’s always stuck in my brain. My interest always sparks when the Titanic comes to mind. The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most well known disasters in history. Throughout this essay, I will show you how the Titanic is such a well known disaster.
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