Wreck Of Titanic Research Paper

analytical Essay
2504 words
2504 words

The Wreck of the RMS Titanic
Nick E. Mohler
English 12 Honors
November 17, 2014

The purpose of this research paper is to consider and evaluate the wreck of the RMS Titanic, as well as its impact on the modern world. The objective of this is to provide information regarding the RMS Titanic’s various aspects, such as its accomplishments and achievements, as well as its imperfections constituting to the wreck. Economic aspects will be observed through the varying social classes of the passengers on the ship. The wreck of the RMS Titanic has significantly influenced our modern world (primarily focused on nautical travel). Standards and regulations have been changed, in accordance to the wreck, allowing for safer travel across …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes the impact of the rms titanic's wreck on the modern world.
  • Analyzes how the sinking of the rms titanic highlighted the hubris of architectural technology, the contrast of social classes, and the advancement of higher standards for nautical travel.
  • Explains that the ship was constructed by 3,000 men and completed on may 31, 1911 in belfast, ireland.
  • Describes the reasons for the collision with iceberg in the atlantic ocean.
  • Opines that the rms titanic was a historic, potentially avoidable disaster that impacted the world and future.
  • Explains that the rms titanic was a marvel of technology, an "unsinkable" ship. the ship's fateful demise occurred on april 14th, 1912, in the north atlantic ocean.
  • Describes the titanic as a technological and industrial marvel of its time, boasting distinct luxury across all platforms and its mass in size.
  • Explains the construction of the rms titanic began in 1909 in belfast, ireland. trials for the ship began on april 2, 1912, two days before her maiden voyage.
  • Analyzes how the rms titanic housed passengers divided into three classes, crew members, and shipments and parcels of mail for delivery. the story emphasizes the division of social classes during the early 20th century.
  • Explains that the rms titanic was capable of accommodating up to 3,295 passengers on its maiden voyage. the ship's 20 lifeboats could accommodate a maximum capacity of 1,178 passengers.
  • Explains that although the titanic was originally designed for wealthy, upper class british citizens, the white star line offered second and third class tickets to middle class citizens. third class passengers were separated by locked gates, guarded by crew members.
  • Analyzes how the titanic struck an iceberg in the north atlantic ocean on april 14, 1912, causing the rupturing of five of the ship's 16 watertight compartments.
  • Explains that the rms titanic's wreck was due to its collision with an iceberg along its starboard side. the white star line had a low budget for the ship, although it was designed to be the most luxurious passenger liner of its time.
  • Explains that the titanic's hull contained 16 watertight compartments, which were designed to keep the ship buoyant and afloat. the collision with the iceberg ruptured five of them along the right side.
  • Explains that poor communication resulted in the large number of casualties among the passengers and crew. captain edward smith was issued the first warning of icebergs via telegraph on april 14.
  • Explains that of the 2,223 passengers aboard the titanic, 1,517 perished due to hypothermia and cardiac arrest. many passengers believed that the ship was truly unsinkable, even after the ships collision with the iceberg.
  • Explains that the rms titanic remained at the bottom of the atlantic ocean for more than half a century. a french/american team discovered the remains on september 1st, 1985.
  • Explains that an attempt to salvage part of the hull was conducted on august 30th, 1996. the attempt failed and the ship descended once again into the atlantic ocean.
  • Explains that the sinking of the rms titanic had significant lasting impacts, and that lifeboats were required for every passenger aboard a passenger liner, regardless of social class.
  • Explains that the international ice patrol monitors ice and temperature to protect traveling ships from the dangers of traveling in cold climates. the organization still protects ships to this day.
  • Explains that the american red cross created a titanic relief fund upon the discovery of the wreck. the fund was led by ernest p. bicknell to help compensate survivors and victims for their losses.
  • Explains that after the wreck of the titanic, survivors, as well as relatives of victims, sought compensation for their losses.
  • Analyzes how the titanic demonstrates the level of hubris brought by the white star line to claim a ship unsinkable, only for it to sink on its maiden voyage
  • Cites cummins, v. h., & zarr, c. (2012). they said it couldn't sink. national archives.

Many significant inventions and ideas led to the development of a more “modern” world. One of these ideas led to the creation of one of the most historic and tragic events in human history. The RMS Titanic was a British passenger ship constructed in 1911. The ship was known as a marvel of technology, an “unsinkable” ship. The RMS Titanic was constructed over the course of 26 months (1909-1911), alongside its sister ship, the RMS Olympic. The ship was designed to be the largest, most luxurious ocean liner of all time, surpassing all other ships in size, speed, and luxury. The Titanic’s route of travel was from Southampton, England, to New York City. The Titanic’s maiden voyage was intended to last 7 days, from April 10th, 1912, to April 17th, 1912. The ship’s fateful demise occurred on the night of April 14th, 1912, in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Titanic struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. approximately 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. The ship struck the iceberg along its starboard side of the ship, creating a 300 feet long intrusion into the ship main hull. The intrusion ruptured five of the ships 16 watertight compartments, causing the ship to flood and take on water. The ship sent out a distress beacon, without any luck. At 2:40 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sunk into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. The Titanic will forever be remembered as a monumental tragedy of the early 20th century, demonstrating technological advancement, the varying of social classes, as well as the hubris created around the “unsinkable”

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