Inside the Titanic there was a gymnasium, a Parisian café and a tennis court. It set sail on the 10th April 1912, and it sunk on the 14th April 1912 – four days after it set sail. It was famous because it was the largest man-made object in the world. The Titanic was carrying 2,223 people, 1,517 people died. The guests were split into three different classes; first, second and third class, and the higher classes had an advantage when it came to boarding lifeboats and being closer to the top of the deck where the lifeboats
But one shipwreck in particular is the one that is important in history. This ship wreck is over 100 years old and is resting on the seafloor. This ship’s sinking left a mark in history you will know more about titanic’s sinking. The titanic started being built on May 31, 1909. More than 15,000 people built the titanic.
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.
In 1912, the Titanic took off for New York City, but sadly it never reached land. Instead the “unsinkable” ship, crashed and sank. How did the “unsinkable” Titanic crashing and sinking affect the people? Through the horrific and tragic accident of the Titanic, lives were changed, rules were changed, and the way boats and ships were made changed, all because of how the Titanic impacted them. It took five years to plan and build the beautiful, unsinkable ship that would be called the Titanic.
This film managed to earn the number one spot on all the box office charts in the months following its release and was the highest grossing film in the world until Cameron’s 2009 film ‘Avatar’ came. It was able to gross the total of over $600 million in the U.S. and Canada, and more than $1.8 billion worldwide. Its domestic lifetime gross ranged to $658,672,302 and worldwide lifetime gross amounted $2,186,772,302. Despite facing criticism at the production stage, Titanic was nominated for 14 Oscars and it won 11 Oscars which included some like Best Movie, Great editing, Excellent Soundtrack and Best Script. CRITICAL
The iceberg that sank the Titanic was about 50 to 100 feet high and approximately 200 to 400 feet long and the largest part of the iceberg was under the water! The crew of the Titanic was well aware of iceberg activity (1). When the Titanic hit the iceberg, the ship sank in 2 hours and 40 minutes (1). The Titanic received 6 radio calls of icebergs on April 14th
According to “A History In Numbers” by Dave Fowler, only 706 people aboard the Titanic survived the terrible accident, while the other 1,529 were taken down with the ship. Many people believed the iceberg was to blame for the sinking of the ship; however, the problems surrounding the ship began long before the ship set sail. “R.M.S Titanic” by Hanson W. Baldwin revealed that the crew was so confident in the ship’s inability to sink that they did not even pack enough lifeboats in case of an emergency. Furthermore, the captain and crew neglected to practice many safety drills that could have possibly saved many lives. The Titanic was doomed once the captain and crew set foot on the ship because of the arrogant aura they carried which resulted in the confusion and lack of resources that were obtainable during the sinking to many of the passengers including Master Harold Victor Goodwin and his family.
The Titanic relates to our assigned readings in more ways than one, for example World War I and II and the great depression. All three affairs took place in the same time period, the 1900s. In the occasion of each, tragedy has struck, causing people to suffer or die. They all have made an impact on the way that society views the world and causes us to look back and see it as a caution sign to not make the same mistakes. In all circumstances, the world has been given a wake-up call, allowing changes to be made for the better in the fear that there could possibly be a relapse.
Aircraft carriers are the largest warships ever put to sea, and the United States Navy's aircraft carriers are known to be the most elite in the world. The USS Hornet had the most equipped crew and technology aboard for the time she was in battle. This is why her success rate was so high, and the reason she is still around today for people to explore and learn about her past. The USS Hornet was awarded seven Battle Stars for Pacific service during her time in WWII. Battle Stars are awarded to Merchant Marine ships whose U.S. Navy crews were engaged with the enemy and for meritorious participation in battle.
For example, the fisherman “saw the fishing boat making in the direction of home after hearing a sporadic distant gunfire” (Hall). This explains that the fisherman ignores the signal of returning home because he does not want his expectations to be a waste on Christmas day. However, not only did he fail to see the signal of the atmosphere but the sudden change of the tide which cause him to “felt the deep vacuity of disbelief” (Hall). The fisherman know immediately that his flawless day is ruined and he cannot recover from an unexpected moment. Because of that, the fisherman did not give his son and nephew an experience as promise on Christmas