Essay On Titanic

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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. Titanic was often called “The Unsinkable.” The ship costed $7.5 million (over $400 million today) to build. The Titanic could have had been more prepared for its upcoming maiden voyage, if the builders were prepared for what the possibilities were.
The Titanic sank because, obviously, the ship hit an iceberg. There is more to the story than that. Some say, that the Titanic made itself more vulnerable. The ship could 've been made out of stronger metal. The builders chose to build it out of low grade metals that were brittle. In this case, if they built the Titanic 's hull and rivets out of a stronger metal, many lives might have been saved. Having the stronger metal would have caused less severe damage to the side of the ship. Meaning less water coming in and it would have gave more time for rescue ships to get there.
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The key was held by an officer who was kicked off the crew before they had left. The icebergs would have been spotted earlier on if the guards who were watching, would have had their binoculars, and the captain would have been able to turn the ship and miss the iceberg completely (Boyle, 2012.) New regulations have been made partly because of this tragic accident. One of them being that; to have a good look out is to have, good eyes, telescope, and binoculars. It is also to have a look out man constantly at the masthead in the day, and several look out around the ship at night and in addition to the officers on watch
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