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Titanic Disasters

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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. A prominent British shipping company, White Star Line, commissioned the building of the Titanic. They, and the press, spoke of the ship as being “practically unsinkable.” Ships had watertight compartments to limit flooding in case of an accident, and the Titanic had 16 such compartments. While most educated people doubted the Titanic was truly and really unsinkable, it was difficult to imagine an accident sever enough to send it to the bottom of the sea. The ships’ builders had taken every precaution to make sure that the Titanic – the …show more content…

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  • Explains that 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.
  • Explains that the titanic was commissioned by a prominent british shipping company, white star line. the ship had 16 watertight compartments to limit flooding in case of an accident.
  • Explains that the titanic was four times larger than the largest legal classification considered under board of trade rules governing lifeboat requirements.
  • Explains that the titanic had more than 2,000 people on board, including a large crew, when she left on its maiden and first voyage. the conditions are less luxurious for the second- and third-class passengers but still better than on many other ships.
  • Describes how the titanic colluded with an iceberg on 14 april. the crew didn't realise that the jagged underwater spur had slashed a 300 foot gash well below the ships waterline.
  • Explains that passengers were told that the launching of the lifeboats was only a precautionary measure.
  • Explains that etiquette dictated that women and children should be saved before men. class played a part in who survived and who was lost, partly due to the location of cabins.
  • Analyzes how the titanic's most illustrious passengers each responded to the circumstances with conduct that has become an integral part of the legend.
  • Narrates how the carpathia picked up the distress call and radioed back to let the ship's crew know they were on their way.
  • Explains that capt edward smith, in true navel tradition, went down with his ship. many believe that the captain failed the passengers and crew of the titanic.
  • Explains that nearly every boat launched woefully under-filled, some with only a handful of passengers. the high loss of life was due to not having enough ofsta lifeboats and inadequate training.

The Carpathia picked up the distress call and radioed back to let the ship’s crew know they were on their way. It would be too late, however. By the time the Carpathia arrived, all that remained of the Titanic was a handful of lifeboats filled with shocked survivors and people who hadn’t drowned. Capt Edward Smith, in true navel tradition, went down with his ship. Many believe that the captain failed the passengers and crew of the Titanic. He failed to heed ice warnings, failed to slow his ship when ice was reported directly in his path and allowed lifeboats to leave the sinking ship partially filled, unnecessarily adding at least five hundred names to the list of the dead. In the confusion during the precious hours before the Titanic sank, nearly every boat would be launched woefully under-filled, some with only a handful of passengers. Subsequent inquiries attributed the high loss of life to not having enoughlack ofsta lifeboats and inadequate training in their

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