It was destroyed 8 miles from the coast of Old head of Kinsale, Ireland. Built by John Brown and company of Clydebank, Scotland. First Launched Thursday, June 7, 1906. After the Sinking of Lusitania the U.S threatened war. The Lusitania was destroyed in the same was as the Titanic as they could not pull the boats into the sea and water kept rushing into the hull through the front where the torpedo hit as the boat couldn’t be stopped.
The White Star Line built the Titanic as a weapon to their enemy, Cunard. Cunard was another shipbuilding company that built ships like the Lusitania and the Mauretania, which set speed records crossing the Atlantic Ocean. White Star Line built the Titanic for her comforts and luxury rather than her speed. The Titanic was created in 1912, at a price of 7.5 million dollars in Northern Ireland. It took more than two years to build up the Titanic and while her construction, two workers died.
Some say the boat was speeding others say it was just an accident. The iceberg was spotted at eleven thirty ish p.m. even though the ship did not have a dead on collision the side of the ship violently scrapped the iceberg ripping open six compartments. The ship was designed to withstand only four compartments to flood. We all know why the Titanic sunk, and why over half the passengers died. But what could have been done to prevent this tragedy.
The wireless operator of the Californian, Cyril F. Evans, called up the Titanic and said “We are stopped and surrounded by ice.” Captain Smith replied by saying “shut up, shut up, I am busy; I am working Cape Race” . The US senate found Smith at fault for the tragedy, “for taking the Titanic at such speeds is such treacherous conditions”. Once the iceberg had been spotted, the crew could have responded differently, thus saving the Titanic from her demise. The officer on watch, First Officer William Murdoch, ordered a “Full astern” after the iceberg was seen. At
12,460 feet down in the dark, cold, Atlantic Ocean lies the Titanic. At the time, the Titanic was the biggest moving object in the world. Because of wrong decisions and an iceberg, the Titanic, thought to be unsinkable, went to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, but this tragedy caused changes in ship safety that are still in place today. The Titanic was a ship that was so large and so powerful, that there was no way it could ever sink, or so they thought. At approximately 11:40 P.M. on April 14, 1912, an iceberg was reported “dead ahead” of the Titanic.
The Titanic (otherwise known as the unsinkable ship) sank on April 14, 1912. Originally evidence led to the conclusion that the sinking was caused by hitting an iceberg at approximately 11:40 pm. After about one-hundred years people began asking, was it an iceberg that caused the titanic to sink? While the ship truly did collide with an iceberg the crash wasn't the main reason for the sinking of the ship. The iceberg did have a small role in the sinking, as well as multiple other small things, but the main cause for the ship’s descent was a fire that began before the ship first took off on April 10th.
They had not realized that the impact of the Iceberg had until water was flooding five compartments.The bow tilting downwards because of the weight of the water. Spreading to other near compartments. (History) Thomas Andrews Titanic's builder, began to calculate how long it would be before the titanic sank. He calculated that they had an hour and a half to stay floating. Campin Edward J. Smith had ordered his to crew to send out radio signals for help, and to load the lifeboats The captain began to load people onto the lifeboats.
Jim Willis states in 100 Media Moments that Changed America that, “The Titanic was the pride of the white starline” (Willis 48). The white starline put so much confidence in the titanic they decreased the number of life boats on board. The Titanic’s massive size was the only record it truly held. William H. Garzke from The World Book explains that “Many people believed the ship was unsinkable because its new hull was divided into 16 water tight compartments” (Garzke 300). These water tight compartments had such a small chance of any water escaping past them, that the boat could still stay afloat even with a few compartments filled with water.
One of the greatest news headlines of all times was actually never supposed to happen. The shocking news of the sunken ocean liner the Titanic shocked millions. The sinking itself probably wouldn’t have even mattered except that the builders themselves said that the ship simply could not sink. The news not only hit the United States, but countries everywhere were saddened to hear the news of “The Unsinkable” and its grave end. 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.
What if you were in the middle of the sea on a sinking ship, what would you do? Many would go straight to the crew on the ship for guidance but on the Titanic, only a few of the crew members knew what to do during an emergency. On the 15th of April in 1912, the Titanic, a first class ship sunk with only 705 survivors out of the 2,200 passengers on board. The captain of the ship, Edward John Smith, crashed into a huge iceberg because it seemed to be small above water. The water began to flood the ship and a few hours later, the ship sunk.