How To Build The Titanic

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The RMS Titanic is one of the most famous ocean liners that has sailed the Atlantic. She was the largest ship of it’s time and was ironically nicknamed the “unsinkable” ship. No one would know the irony of that statement until her first and last voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. On the morning of April 15th, 1912 the Titanic collided with an iceberg. After 2 hours and 40 minutes of her hull filling with water, her stern rose up into the air and broke in two before sinking in the great Atlantic. Her sinking was catastrophic with a total of about 1500 people killed. Her sinking became a legend in our society by catching interest of the public world wide. Her famous story has been spread in numerous books and movies. Everyone thinks they knows her story, but do they really know it? Did it actually happen as we all think it did? More importantly how and why did it happen?…show more content…
She was built in Harland and Wolff shipyards. The company had been building enormous ocean liners for nearly a half-century. The intention of building the Titanic and her sister ships, the Olympic and the Britannic, was to design the biggest and best ships ever built. The decision to build them was most likely of the competition with the passenger liners of Lusitania and Mauretania. Construction on the Titanic started in 1909 and finished the construction in the spring of 1911. It took 15,000 workers to build her with 8 of those men losing their lives during her construction. It took $7,5000 (€1.5 million) to build her. It took 3,000 rivets to construct the hull, which was a mix of iron and steel. It measured in 882.9 ft in length, 92 ft in width, and weighed 26,000 tons. The steel was held together by iron rivets that were hammered by hand since they did not have the proper welding technology that we have today. With all of this was there some neglectance in her construction that caused her to
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