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Causes Of Titanic Sinking

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One of the main causes of the Titanic's sinking was that it was not built in uniform fashion. The rivets were made out of a softer material and therefore broke faster than they would have if they were the right/stronger material. “McCarthy and Foecke began examining 48 rivets brought up from the wreck and they found they contained a high concentration of “slag” a residue of smelting that can make metal fracture prone.” (USnews.com) The ship builders wanted to cut the cost of the Titanic and one was they did this was by cutting down the safety of the overall ship. If the ship was built with stronger rivets they might have more time before it sank, overall saving more lives. Another flaw in the Titanic was the Hull Steel. “The brittle fracture

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  • Explains that the titanic's rivets broke faster than they would have if they were the right/stronger material. the brittle fracture of the hull steel contributed to the disaster.
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