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
on Monday, April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg (another one of my artifacts) in the North Atlantic, it sadly killed 1,496 men, women, and children. The Titanic only carried 20 lifeboats: 2 wooden cutters, 14 standard wooden lifeboats and 4 collapsible canvas lifeboats. This was far too few for the number of people aboard, and yet surprisingly, this was technically legal because the law at that time based the number of lifeboats required depended on the total internal volume of a ship, not its passenger capacity. Because of this, there was nowhere near enough space for everyone on the ship to escape. Even then, some lifeboat spaces went unused because of passengers’ reluctancy of leaving the boat, believing they were in no immediate danger.
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's maiden voyage was one that killed thousands, one that it didn't kill was Jack Thayer. Jack and all of the other passengers were caught by surprise when the Titanic hit an iceberg and they were told that the unsinkable Titanic was going down. Jack jumped off the boat and found a overturned lifeboat. He was eventually reunited with his mother, but his father was one of the many that died with the Titanic. Jack was lucky to have survived, for only about 705 did.
The article “Into The Dark Water” by Lauren Tarshis explains what happened to Jack Thayer during the sinking of the titanic. The titanic started sinking because it had hit an iceberg. Jack jumped off of the titanic trying to get as far as he could from the boat. Jack never felt as happy as he did before the titanic sank. In conclusion, the article “Into The Dark Water explains what happened to some of the people on the titanic when it sank.
The Titan does not strike the iceberg a glancing blow on a clear night, as is the case with the Titanic, but drives headlong onto an ice shelf possibly formed by the recent overturning of a berg, rising up and falling on her side.The Titanic hit the iceberg in perfect sailing conditions, while the Titan hit the iceberg in bad, misty and foggy conditions.705 people aboard the Titanic were saved, while only 13 of those aboard the Titan survived.The Titanic sank on her maiden voyage, while the Titan had made several voyages.Titanic sank while sailing from England to the USA, Titan was traveling in the opposite direction.The Titan sinks a ship before hitting the ice. The Titanic came close to an accident with the New York but did not actually hit
This event put the lives of the crew of the Essex in danger and limited their food and water supplies to all that they could carry in three small whaleboats. On page 90 a quote from the text states, “Elsewhere they broke through the planks to find casks of freshwater- more, in fact, than they could safely
In particular, the captains of the Titanic did not provide enough life vests and lifeboats for the number of passengers aboard. “Don’t you understand? The water is freezing and there aren’t enough boats…not enough by half. Half the people on this ship are going to die” (Titanic, 1997). In this scene, Rose realizes that the Titanic is not equipped to ensure the safety of the passengers aboard.