Passengers scrambled back to rooms for life jackets. Then, a second explosion shook the ship, believed to be a steam pressure drop. With the ship moving at 18 knots the water flooding in caused the bow to sink and the stern to lift, and a list towards the starboard, as a result of the empty coal bunker filling up. The men in the forward baggage holds, where the torpedo hit, were all killed or trapped, and they knew how to launch a life boat. The deck was in chaos, the starboard boats were too far for a person to get in them off the deck and the port ones were not over the water.
The article states “ But as he surfaced, his hand hit something—an overturned lifeboat. Four men were balancing on its flat bottom. One of them helped Jack up.” This shows that he got on a lifeboat and persevered through jumping into the water. Those are just some of the ways that people can persevere and overcome disasters that they have lived through.
Approximately three hundred men went down with the ship. Many people either drowned while in a lower part of the ship, or was pulled under with the pressure the ship caused when it sank. Everyone who was lucky, or unlucky, enough to make it out and away from the ship banned together to try and survive. “Water, water, everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.”
The crew and citizens aboard the Titian took a chance in sailing on the Titanic. The Titanic was very risky because it was not fully safe with not enough lifeboats for the number of people that were on it. The Titanic also went through a very risky area with tons of icebergs because they thought it was unsinkable. The lookouts were supposed to be extra carefully watched. It states this in the text when it says, “They were the “eyes of the ship,” and on this particular night Fleet had been warned to watch especially for icebergs.”
Despite being deemed unsinkable, the ship sank on its maiden voyage, even though “It was a luxurious passenger liner, which was considered to be unsinkable, due to its double-bottomed hull with sixteen watertight compartments'' (Kaufman, 2002, p. 898). One of the theories suggests that the Titanic never sank, and someone switched it with another White Star Line ship, the R.M.S. Olympic, to reap insurance money. However, there are a lot of holes in this theory, one of the biggest is that the Titanic’s insurance wasn’t enough to cover the Olympics loss. As J. Kent Layton writes in Conspiracies at Sea, “the switch conspiracy founders—quite literally—on its financial merits alone” (Little, 2018, para. 10).
I believe J. Bruce Ismay is responsible for the sinking of the Titanic because he rushed through testings and had the ship low on equipment they needed and just preceded to set sail. All though you think that Captain Smith was responsible because he ignored multiple iceberg warnings. He also left the ship wheel when he knew there was iceberg warnings. He went to a dinner party when left the wheel and got drunk. I think J. Bruce Ismay is responsible for the sinking of the Titanic because he skipped of a good crew he also speeded up when told not to.
Yes, we learned a lot from the titanic like not using cheap materials like the rivets. The other one is we have the echo system. We learned that all ships have to have enough lifeboats. They also need more life vests. Finally, you need someone on duty and well
The Titanic was a ship going to New York, from Britain, but it crashed into icebergs and sank. The Titanic was thought to be ¨the unsinkable ship.¨ Thomas Andrews was the man who inspired the creation of the Titanic. Mr. Andrews dropped out of school when he was sixteen years old because he wanted to design and build ships. On April 10, 1912, the Titanic took off for New York, USA. The ship could carry sixty-four lifeboats, but only took twenty lifeboats because the Titanic was said to be “unsinkable”.
Examining the pie graph, it shows that Lifeboat Laws has a percentage of 25% because if there were more lifeboats more people may have made it out with their lives. This make me assume there would have been more survivors if there were more lifeboats. The second highest percentage is assigned to The White Star Line Propaganda at 30%. I chose this as the second most important cause because more people would have been on on alert if people did not think the Titanic was unsinkable.
Since the Titanic was considered to be utterly unsinkable, the need for safety equipment on board didn’t seem quite necessary to the White Star Line Vessel Company. Although the ship was built better than most ships today, it lacked the proper safety standard and the systems that are set up now, to keep from running into icebergs. About 2224 people embarked on the RMS Titanic and only around 800 survived. The number of lifeboats on Titanic could only fit a third of the ship’s total capacity and it fit only a little less than half of its passengers on its maiden voyage; not to mention the fact that the boats were on the First Class deck making it impossible for third class passengers to get to safety until they were finally allowed to go to the top deck only about an hour before the Titanic plunged into the ocean. Quoting Gardiner and Van der Vat, “The Line 's record before and after the most notorious disaster of them all is a unique catalogue of dubious or illegal business practice, recklessness, bad luck, accident and catastrophe.”
I think the Edmund Fitzgerald sank because of the Three Sisters. “Anderson this is the Fitzgerald. I have a fence railed, two vents lost or damaged, and a list..” (A list means it his leaning or tipped a little). At 6:55pm Captain Cooper “felt a “bump”, they felt the ship
Back in the 1900’s there was a mass number of large ships being constructed all at the same time. Through all these ships there was a particular ship that people just adored and paid top money to board. This incredible ship was named the Titanic. The Titanic also had an anther name: the unsinkable. However, the Titanic had a horrible tragedy during its time sailing.
On April 15 the unsinkable ship went down into the North Atlantic Ocean. I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic by Lauren Tarshis is about the tragedy of the Titanic. I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic is about a 10 year old boy named George. Living in New York, George and his sister, Phoebe, went to England with their Aunt Daisy. They sail home on the ship of the Titanic.
There were 2,240 on board for the voyage. The ship left Ireland and was sailing to New York. On April 14th, the crew received reports of icy water from other ships but they did not see any so they were not concerned. There were also reports of icebergs in the area. The Titanic had a small coal fire when it left one of the docks it was previously
‘Titanic’ was released in December 1997, while Cameron started shooting the footage since 1995. One naturally marvels at the special effects of the shipwreck, especially the crux of the plot, which is the breaking of the ship. As the ship loses its electricity, people who are still on board panic: they are grabbing everything they can to prevent them from falling into the abyss. There are people trying to jump off the board, but end up crushing themselves on the turbine of the ship. The cue accompanying the shipwreck scene is atonal, which adds more chaos to this disastrous scene.