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 Lusitania was torpedoed by the German submarine U-20 on May 7, 1915.
This page outlines the timeline of events that led to the Titanic's sinking on April 14, 1912” (The Sinking of Titanic). The aftermath of The Titanic sinking was hard on the passenger that were left. “The Carpathia came to the rescue of the survivors in the boats. She arrived on the scene where the Titanic had gone down at 4.30 a.m. She picked up 712 survivors (but one died shortly afterward) and 14 lifeboats. She took them to New York” (Titanic Aftermath).
120 passengers boarded at Queenstown. The ship set sail from Queenstown at 1:30 p.m. and headed for its first and last transatlantic crossing. (Fowler, Dave) 2,825 miles was the intended distance of the longest leg of the Titanic’s voyage from Queenstown to New York, but mistakes were made and the trip ended in a horrific and tragic
Approximately 15,000 workers were hired to build the ocean liner. It cost $7.5 million to build (Hopkinson, Deborah). Seven months after the Olympic was first launched, the Titanic followed on May 31, 1911. More than 100,000 spectators came to watch the event. Construction finally ended on April 2, 1912, eight days before the maiden voyage was to begin.
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.
White Star Line an industry leader wanted to build the most luxurious passenger ships in the world, and they did exactly that. April 10th, 1912, 2,206 people set sail on the largest boat ever made at the time, the RMS Titanic. Setting sail from Southampton, England after several stops in Cherbourg, France and Cobh, the ending destination was supposed to be New York. Sadly the Titanic never made it to New York nor did all 2,208 passengers. The Titanic hit an iceberg at about 11:30 p.m. on April 14th.
The tip of the iceberg. Thats what brought down the greatest ship of its day. It’s the reason 1,500 people died in one of the deadliest maritime disasters in the world. The Titanic. When the Titanic was built it was the largest and most luxurious passenger liner at the time.
The Titanic was finished on February 3, 1912. (Domont, www.geocites…; Acheson, www.museum.gov) The Titanic set out on its fateful voyage on May 31st, 1911 from Southampton to New York. On the way she stopped in Cherbourg and Queenstown. On the Titanic’s voyage numerous iceberg warnings were received... ... middle of paper ... ...ning of April 14th, 1912 the world lost over one thousand souls due to one of the most discussed disasters of all time. Weather or not it could have been prevented is still a mystery.
“It took two hours and forty minutes for the titanic to sink, just long enough for 2,208 tragic performances to unfold, with the ships lights blazing” (Sides 2). April 1912 the white star line’s pride, the titanic, left for its voyage that would change history forever. While traveling through the Atlantic Ocean they collided with an ice berg causing fractures throughout the boat. The ice water filled the compartments causing the front of the boat to weigh down the back, separating the boat in two. Research shows that the cause of the Titanic’s sinking was due to a dramatic increase in the probability of running into an iceberg and its high speed while traveling through the North Atlantic Shipping Lanes in 1912.
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.