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The Titanic: The Main Causes For The Bombing Of The Titanic

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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.
The unsinkable ship was essentially doomed from the start. The path to failure started when the RMS Titanic was being built. The hull
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Just a day prior to the ship sinking there was a practice evacuation scheduled to happen. The drill was put in place just in case something were to happen to the ship. The crew decided to cancel this drill, which ended up costing hundreds of people’s lives. To add on to the poor planning the crew in charge of looking out for icebergs didn't have any binoculars, making it hard for them to see a good distance in front of the ship. And when Captain Edward J. Smith was warned about possible icebergs up ahead he paid little attention and kept on going. The weather was also brutal for sailing. The captain of the Californian, Stanley P. Lord (captain of a ship in close proximity to the Titanic when it sank) later indicated that the water temperature the might of the 14th, and most of the next day was below the freezing point of fresh water. This also allowed for more ice chunks and icebergs to form (yes even the one the Titanic collided with). Lastly a crew member took a wrong turn at a fatal time. Similar to how the Santa Maria (Columbus’ ship) sank by hitting a coral reef in 1492. The Santa Maria had been in control of an inexperienced cabin boy when he took a wrong turn and crashed the ship into a coral reef. A while later most of the ship had sunk, while what wood that was able to be salvaged was turned into a fort. The…show more content…
Workers had tried numerous attempts at putting out the fire, but none had worked. The owners decided to still have people board the ship and set sail in hopes the fire would smolder until they were able to reach the final destination. No passengers on the ship, in fact many of the crew had no idea that there was a fire on the ship during the journey. The fire was said to have raged at over one-thousand degrees, and that inevitable explosions would have resulted from the massive fire. It was because of the fire that the ship traveled at such high speeds, which would eventually make it easier for the ship to come in contact with the iceberg, given that it was harder for the ship to turn away, or for the iceberg to be spotted from a far enough distance. This devastating fire stayed alive in buner six throughout the entire journey and is what’s truly at fault for ending hundreds of lives. This fire heavily weakened the already weak structure of the ship, and when the ship scraped along the iceberg, the ship was punctured where the fire had already wreaked havoc. It is very possibly that if the fire had not occurred, the ship would have never sank. It is very likely that the ship would’ve been able to stay afloat had the fire not
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