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The Titanic: The Death Of The Titanic

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The Titanic “The orchestra belonging to the first cabin assembled on deck as the liner was going down and played ‘Nearer My God to Thee.’ – Miss C. Bounnell, first class survivor” (Deitz). The Titanic wined and dined the elite in all of its extravagance, but soon came to a tragic end with its mysterious sinking. The ship was proclaimed to be unsinkable and that no known accident of the sea could ever sink the ship; however, we all know that was proven wrong (SV; CA, SV.). Life on the ship was nothing short of spectacular with the most expensive ticket costing $4,350, around $100,000 today (“Titanic”). Everything with the ship was smooth sailing until the one fateful night in April. This event helped lead to more changes and better technology for ships. Life on the Titanic was marvelous and exquisite; most of the wealthiest people in the world were among those on board the Titanic (SV; SV.). Built in Belfast, Ireland, in 1909, the Titanic, said to be “as long as four city blocks”, was loaded with amenities such as pools and elegant features like supreme wood and extravagant chandeliers (Deitz; Goodman). The ship was a whopping 882.5 feet long, about the length of three football fields, 92.5 feet wide, about 11 stories tall with its smokestacks, and carried 2,200 passengers (Rattini). Because of the Titanic’s extravagance, the wealthy people were favored and treated with the utmost respect. The rich lived on the upper deck while the middle and lower class slept on the lower levels (Goodman). All crewmembers were top notch and lived up to the Titanic’s image of class (Rattini). First class passengers received a variety of amenities that were not available to second and third class passengers. Those amenities were swimming pools,... ... middle of paper ... ...atures, such as deck openings, and expansion joints. Today, we’re changing the way we design ships. In the past, nominal load conditions were averaged. Today, we design for the ultimate stress levels and strength” (Deitz). The world realized that just because a sink claims to be “unsinkable” or has the title of being the largest man-made moving object ever built up to that time period doesn’t mean that nothing can ever happen to it. The Titanic was all sunshine and happiness until that fateful night of April 14th. The sinking was tragic but the worst part was that it could have been prevented in numerous ways. We hope to never see another ship tragedy; therefore, laws, regulations, and new ship designs were put into effect to help prevent one. If you ever want to go out and explore the wondrous ruins of the Titanic, deep sea tours are offered for around $60,000.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the titanic's mysterious sinking led to more changes and better technology for ships.
  • Describes life on the titanic, which was 882.5 feet long, ninety-five feet wide, 11 stories tall, and carried 2,200 passengers.
  • Explains that the wealthy were favored and treated with the utmost respect because of the titanic’s extravagance. first class passengers received a variety of amenities that were not available to second and third class.
  • Describes how the titanic's passengers partyed, danced and drank on the night of april 12, 1912, as the ship left southampton, uk, for new york city.
  • Describes how the titanic struck an iceberg while traveling approximately 24 knots, or about 20 miles per hour, on april 14th, 1912. the ship was ill prepared and had less lifeboats than people.
  • Explains that the titanic experienced hull failure, or failure of the main frame, at the surface and sank as a result. the ship had 16 bulkheads which divided the ship.
  • Explains how the titanic's tragic sinking could have been prevented by the sea being unusually calm and the ships portholes being open and doors being twice the size of the original hole.
  • Explains that the titanic's relevance in history is easy to explain. it was the largest and most luxurious ship and man-made moving object ever built up until that time.
  • Explains that the sinking of the titanic led to changes in safety features and laws and many new advancements in technology.
  • Explains that the titanic was all sunshine and happiness until that fateful night of april 14th. the worst part was that it could have been prevented in numerous ways.
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