RMS Titanic: The Cause Of The Unsinkable Ship

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RMS Titanic, the largest maritime disaster, was known as the “Unsinkable Ship”. Titanic was designed as the grandest ship in the history, 883 feet long, weigh 57,000 tons, carries 3,500 people, and has 2 engines (The size of 2 story house). On April 10th 1912, was Titanic’s maiden voyage, sets sail from Southampton. Titanic sailed from Southampton arriving at Cherbourg, France, then to Queenstown, Ireland, heading to New York on April 11th, 1912 - 11.30. Titanic headed to New York with a total of 2228 people on board, including the crew. It was designed to carry 32 lifeboats but this number was reduced to make the deck less cluttered. 1,517 was the number of lives lost, as there weren’t enough lifeboats, and 711 people survived. In April 14th, 1912, Titanic strikes a huge iceberg leading it to sink. I agree with the statement to a great extent, because Captain Smith is the one who is responsible for the ship: canceling the drills and the excessive speed were the most causes that lead to the disaster.…show more content…
For example, there was no moon, it was hazy, no wind, and the sea was flat and calm. As a result for this, it was hard to look out to see the iceberg, and since there is no wind there were no waves to splash at the base of the iceberg. Furthermore, since there is no moonlight there was no reflection for the iceberg, which may help the crew to lookout sooner. These difficulties were worsened by lack of binoculars. Because of these conditions, the iceberg was sighted at the last minute, that makes it hard to turn. Therefore, we can’t blame Captain Smith for these conditions, however, he’s blamed for not taking the correct decision on time as he was warned before but he just ignored and kept the ship going in the same

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