On March 31st 1909 the largest passenger ship was being created, called The Titanic. Titanic means exceptional strength or big in power, taking it three years to create the finest, nobody thought The Titanic would sink when hitting an iceberg, killing 1,503 and leaving only 705 that survived the tragic event. “The RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line”(Wikipedia). The Titanic has many interesting facts such as when it was made, the life on board, and how all the rich man's dream sinks.
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.
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.
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”).
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.
Soon after the Titanic took off, it sunk. It took 3 hours to sink and there were only enough lifeboats for less than half of the people on the ship. The Titanic sunk in the Atlantic Ocean on April 14th and 15th, 1912.
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.
What explains our nationalized passion with the Titanic? Why do so few historical events grip the heart in the same way? What really caused the great ocean liner to sink into its grave? There have been many great disasters. Some have resulted in a drastically higher death toll and level of damage to a property. The epic creation and then unfortunate sinking of the Titanic has proven that no ship is “unsinkable,” and that people underestimated the chances of ever having to worry about the safety of the ship.