Who Is To Blame For The Death Of The Titanic?

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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.…show more content…
This belief was also held by the captain and most of the crew which led to the destruction of the Titanic. Even after being warned countless times of icebergs by the Californian, Baldwin revealed that officers disregarded their warnings by ordering them to “shut up, shut up; keep out, I am talking to Cape Race; you are jamming my signals.” In addition, Fowler informed the public that only 53.4% of the passengers on the ship could have been saved if the lifeboats were completely filled up. The iceberg was a huge factor in the sinking of the Titanic; however, because the captain and crew did not pack enough resources for emergencies and disregarded many safety procedures and warnings, the iceberg was not the only cause of the horrible

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