Everyone thinks they know the tragic story of the RMS Titanic (Titanic). Everyone thinks they know the statistics. But there is so much more than meets the eye. Few know whose fault it was that 1,518 people died or that only 706 lived. Few know the stories behind all of these people. Few know the story of the band and their last efforts to calm the passengers. Some know of Dr. Robert Ballard and his amazing discovery. And most have seen the movie. What follows is information about “that fateful night”, “that unsinkable ship”, the mysteries that even Leonardo DiCaprio did not reveal.
55 ERRORS Titanic, the legend lives onYour headline goes here One of the most famous and well-known maritime disasters involving passenger liners took place during the early part of the twentieth 20th century. The Titanic sank with a huge loss of life in the early hours of April 14, 1912. The story of this ship still fascinates people, and many historians have written books about the liner’s short life and death.
The ” Unsinkable” R.M.S Titanic April 14, 1912, the Titanic set sail for a maiden voyage. Some of the people on board never thought that it would be goodbye forever. The Titanic was heading to New York City from Southampton, England. Why does the Titanic now lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean? Historians believe that the Titanic sank because of human error.
The Cause of the Loss of Life on the Titanic Imagine you’re peacefully sailing along on a giant cruise liner in the middle of the ocean. But suddenly, you feel a shaking and the boat starts to tip. But how could this be? This boat is supposed to be unsinkable. People run to the far side of the boat, trying to avoid impending doom.
The titanic was a gigantic ship. It was the biggest, newest, and advanced ship during its time. The titanic was built in Belfast with the newest and best technology. Then after its completion it would travel to New York. During the tragedy of the Titanic the engineers had a key role on saving people. Although the tragedy of the titanic was sad it taught us many lessons on preventing such a thing again. Although the titanic has sunk to the bottom of the ocean it will never be forgotten.
The Titanic was the largest ship ever built back in the year of 1912. With the ship weighing 46,000 tons and almost 900 feet long it was deemed to be unsinkable. On April 12, 1912, the ship pulled away from the dock with 2,200 passengers of all different classes from rich to poor. On its maiden voyage, tragedy struck when it hit an iceberg along its travel. How did this ship that was declared to be unsinkable sink exactly? Human factors and the way the ship was built caused the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic.
Titanic Blame The ship, R.M.S Titanic, has been popular several different times in a little over 100 years. The first time in April 1912 when it first sailed for North America. This great ship was said to be unsinkable. Many errors led to the major tragedy of the Titanic, including the life boats were not all there or filled as much as they should have been, the ship tried to go full speed to break the iceberg, and the Californian ship did not respond the Carpathia had saved the rest.
In 1907 a man named J. Bruce Ismay, who was the manager of White Star Lines went to a dinner party at the mansion of the wealthy William James Pierre. Pierre was a chairman to one of the largest shipbuilding companies in Belfast, Harland and Wolff. At dinner the two discussed luxury ships like the Lusitania and the Mauretania. These two liners were more luxurious and faster than any other liner ever made and that was bad news for Ismay and Pierre. It was a problem because Cunard Lines, the maker of these two luxury ships, was White Star Lines’ only competition. By the time dinner was over they had made up a plan to build three ‘Olympic’ class ships. These ships would be fifteen hundred gross tons larger and about one hundred feet longer than the Lusitania and the Mauretania. The building of the Titanic and the Olympic were to start immediately, with the Britannic to follow in the coming years. On July 29, 1908 White Star owners approved the design plan for the three ships. The final price cost of each ship was approximately seven million five hundred dollars. In order to build the ships, new special made slips had to be made to be able to carry their weight. On March 31, 1909 the construction on the Titanic began. The ships would all feature compartments that would seal off sections of the ship that may have taken on water in case of a collision. These compartments were a part of the brand new idea of a watertight compartment system. The Titanic was to be the most lavish of the three luxury vessels. It was to have ankle-deep beautiful carpet, wonderfully detailed ornamental carvings on the floor and ceiling. The Titanic was finished on February 3, 1912. (Domont, www.geocites…; Acheson, www.museum.gov)
Proof that brittle fracturing of the hull steel contributed to the Titanic disaster came following the recovery of a piece of steel from the Titanic wreck. After being cleaned, it was analysed by scientist and its condition was noted. It was concluded that the sharp jagged edges of the piece of steel showed it have almost shattered and showed not evidence of bending or deformation. Typical high-quality ship steel is more ductile and deforms rather than breaks. Similar characteristics were found in the damaged hull steel of Titanic’s sister ship, the Olympic, after its collision while leaving harbour on September 20th, 1911 with a British cruiser. (Basset)