Also, on page 220 it talks about Booth not Feeling empowered to send a warning or any other command directly to Turner. If he had done this it might have saved the lives lost on the Lusitania. There were other things wrong, like the contradicting messages that the Lusitania received, but the ship decided to go onward. Turner had another problem, by opening himself up to the U boats by circling out in the sea, while waiting for high tide so he could cross into the Mersey Bar. On page 242, when people started exclaiming “torpedo,” it also talks about Turner not having enough time and enough knowledge about avoiding torpedoes, it might 've saved the whole ship and maybe could 've avoided the torpedo entirely.
In the course of human events, and of human history, a lot of tragic accidents have happened and among them, the R.M.S. Titanic. The world 's largest cruise ship, at the time, took a deep plunge into the North Atlantic ocean on the night of April 15th, 1912. The horrifying event killed more than 1,500 innocent people on its maiden voyage, and only about 700 survived the wreck. The ship was going from Southampton, U.K. to New York City.
Fate or other forces had interfered with the plans of the White Star Line, and arranged a meeting with the Titanic and the iceberg. Now, when one takes into consideration the delay of the completion of the Titanic, owing to the accident of its sister ship, the Olympic, which also caused the White Star Line to postpone the original date of the Titanic’s maiden voyage by three weeks, it is clear that the Titanic’s troubles started long before it set sail on its maiden voyage, and the curse, which was supposedly the starting point of the disaster was just a link in the chain of events. Because of the significant structural damage, which was done to the Olympic, materials, manpower and other resources were diverted from completing the construction of the Titanic to repairing the Olympic. Barring the Olympic’s accident, the Titanic would have sailed on its maiden voyage, as was originally planned, on March 20, 1912. Who knows, probably it would have been a smooth voyage from Southampton to New York. That, however, was not meant to be, as fate or some other stronger force had intervened and arranged the perfect date for
While some people 's ignorance brought upon pain and suffering, it also brought out the thoughtfulness and bravery of others. The Titanic is said to have been brought down by a huge iceberg that struck the hull of the ship, yet what if it was really the people commanding the boat that ended its life? She left the harbor on her maiden voyage to New York on April 10,1912. A distance into the trip the Titanic started receiving warning about ice formations ahead in their course, yet they seemed to only ignore them with ignorance. Like in these lines from ‘’R.M.S.
First of all, he didn’t supply some things like binoculars for the lookouts that could have saw the iceberg before it was in view with just your eyes and sent a message to the captain to turn and miss the iceberg. The Titanic was just for show and he wanted it to be fancy and was assured that it wouldn’t sink so he took of half of the lifeboats. Also, the stacks were just for show and one of them didn’t even work. Thomas had to get the Titanic out
Waiting for help, Rose took a nap and when she woke up Jack died (James Cameron & Jon Landau 1997). The boat sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and killed 1,503 people and only 705 people survived. There was several actions people could of taken so Titanic wouldn 't sink. Captain Smith was going too fast and should of slowed down. They spend a lot of money on Titanic and they even said it was an unsinkable ship so then why did it sink?
After one hour the battle ended with Magellan with a sword in his face, and his very few supporters dead. Although Magellan did find his way to get to the Pacific Ocean easier by discovering a strait. He was definitely not loyal to anybody but himself. The reasoning for me not willing to help Magellan when in trouble is because he honestly did not deserve anything he did or accomplished. If I was Ferdinand Magellan I would defiantly regret the past, and what the crew had to put up with
Titanic was the largest of its time and could expect to be fully booked on its maiden voyage. A national coal strike began in the UK which caused considerable disruption to shipping schedules in the spring of 1912, causing many crossings to be cancelled. Because of this strike many passengers postponed their travels. The strike had finished a few days before Titanic sailed. Despite this, Titanic sailed on the scheduled date, as coal was transferred from other vessels including Olympic.
At the end of the film, it is revealed that twenty-four individuals jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2004, and that it is the most common location for individuals who commit suicide in the world. In the footage shown of the bridge jumpers, it appears nearly effortless to jump over the iconic railing. While it may be costly, it is clearly necessary for some form of a suicide barrier or net to be installed to the Golden Gate Bridge. Engineers must work together to create something both cost-effective, but more importantly, something
On June 17 1940, The French signed an armistice and pulled out of World War 2, after being defeated by Hitler’s Nazi Germany which had conquered most of Western Europe in less than two months. But British Prime Minister Winston Churchill rallied his stubborn people, and out-manuovered those politicians who wanted to negotiate with Adolf Hitler. But Britain’s success in continuing the war very much depended on the RAF Fighter Command’s agility to thwart the Luftwaffe’s efforts to gain air superiority, This then would be the first all air battle in history. The Germans had poor intelligence and little idea of British vulnerabilities. They wasted most of July waiting for a British surrender and attacked in august.
The ship was taking in big gulps of water! There were 16 compartments and the Titanic could stay afloat with about 3 or 4 filled, but the Titanic had water in 5-6 compartments already. The captain said to start lowering lifeboats and to have wireless operators to start sending calls for help! The “Unsinkable” Titanic was going to sink. The Titanic Sinks Relating
But yet they still failed. “First, the Japanese missed their prime targets:the aircraft carriers Lexington and Enterprise (both of which were at sea), and Saratoga. Second, the Japanese failed to destroy the huge oil storage facilities, without which the Pacific Fleet would have been forced to retire to the West Coast.” Many historians argue if they should have attacked us. It was only a matter of time before the U.S was going to be sent into World war II it was a great reason to start early. As the attack didn’t hurt us too much as we were attacking back within 3 days.
Titanic (Rough Draft) [April 14, 1912] Perhaps it could 've been the last day of my life, my chances of living was over 2,000 souls and only 20 lifeboats. It all began as I find myself in the Cigar Room not noticing people running and the screams of fear. I stay relaxed and tell myself what I heard or saw was just an illusion. “Get on deck now and get a life jacket, or you’ll all drown with this ship!” an officer yelled. It was from this point on that I knew my life was going to change.
Hindenburg was the last passenger aircraft of the world’s first airline. Hindenburg’s passengers could travel from Europe to North and South America in half the time of the fastest ocean liner, and they traveled in luxurious interiors that would never again be matched in the air; they enjoyed meals in an elegant dining room, listened to an aluminum piano in a modern lounge, slept in comfortable cabins, and could even have a cigarette or cigar in the ship’s smoking room. All that came to an end in 32 seconds because above the elegant passenger quarters were 7 million cubic feet of hydrogen gas. The Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937 brought an end to the age of the rigid airship. The disaster killed 35 persons on the
Thus, when the air assault coming from the Japanese came, it came as a surprise to the naval base. A 1,800-pound bomb crashed into the deck of the USS Arizona sinking it with more than 1,000 men trapped inside it. Following behind the bomb were torpedoes that drilled into the USS Oklahoma battleship with 400 sailors aboard. After the two hour long attack had finished just about every battleship- USS Neveda, USS Tennessee, USS Pennsylvania, USS Maryland, USS Utah, USS West Virginia, USS California, USS Oklahoma, and USS Arizona- had dramatic damage. Every battleship beside USS Utah and USS Arizona were eventually repaired.