Who Was To Blame For The Titanic Disaster? The Titanic was famous because it is more than three football pitches long and weighing about 46,000 tons. The titanic was taller than a 17-story building. It was known to be unsinkable. Inside the Titanic there was a gymnasium, a Parisian café and a tennis court.
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.
Titanic affected the future a lot. Titanic did not have enough safety on there ship. Little did they know this would affect the future a lot. The sinking of Titanic affected the ships by adding more safety features, adding more lifeboat drills to newer ships, ensuring that ships always have their radios on.
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.
On the 10th of April 1912 one of the world’s most tragic disasters was about to happen when the Titanic one of the biggest ships of its time started on its maiden voyage. The ship was deemed unsinkable because of its compartments in the bottom of the ship could stop the water from spreading through the ship.
The Titanic Gone, but Never Forgotten Titanic has intrigued the whole world since she sank taking more than 1,500 lives in April of 1912. Titanic was known as “The Ship of Dreams” until she shattered millions of hearts with her catastrophic event. The monumental aspect of the Titanic and her tragedy that came from it allowed an extraordinary movie, which gave the audience that perspective and exposure to such an historical event. The Titanic was considered to be the largest, safest, and most luxurious ship ever built. The Titanic departed from Southampton, England in hopes of arriving in New York City.
The Titanic, most definitely man’s greatest accomplishment, is made in Belfast, Ireland, where it is then set off into the open ocean, and set for Southampton, England. From there, on April 11, 1912, 2:00 p.m., the Titanic sets sail for New York. All seems well, and it looks for the first time, that man has built the “unsinkable ship.” However, the hopes, lives, ship and all are cut down by an iceberg and now rest at the bottom of the Atlantic. This horrendous fact was shown in both the book and the movie, “A Night to Remember,” along with many other facts and stories.
Days Before the Titanic Sat at the Bottom of the Atlantic Ten years of the Titanic’s engineering with only two deaths, and in the consequences of one day, it now sits in the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. “Striking the water was like a thousand knives being driven into one’s body. The temperature was 28 degrees, four degrees below freezing,” stated Charles Lightoller (Metelko). No one would have known or suspected how the voyage was going to turn out. They were four days into the voyage, but the fourth day was the most memorable.
Since the Titanic was considered to be utterly unsinkable, the need for safety equipment on board didn’t seem quite necessary to the White Star Line Vessel Company. Although the ship was built better than most ships today, it lacked the proper safety standard and the systems that are set up now, to keep from running into icebergs. About 2224 people embarked on the RMS Titanic and only around 800 survived. The number of lifeboats on Titanic could only fit a third of the ship’s total capacity and it fit only a little less than half of its passengers on its maiden voyage; not to mention the fact that the boats were on the First Class deck making it impossible for third class passengers to get to safety until they were finally allowed to go to the top deck only about an hour before the Titanic plunged into the ocean. Quoting Gardiner and Van der Vat, “The Line 's record before and after the most notorious disaster of them all is a unique catalogue of dubious or illegal business practice, recklessness, bad luck, accident and catastrophe.”
The Titanic’s maiden voyage was a disaster because the people didn’t prepare for things like this. Most ships go over a safety procedures, but the Titanic didn’t do such a thing. They only rescued wealthy people, which I felt was wrong. Some passengers jumped off the ship in desperation. Whoever drove the ship couldn’t have been paying attention.
The captain also knew the ship was sinkable, contrary to what many had believed before the Titanic 's first voyage. While the passengers were under the impression nothing on planet Earth could sink the ginormous ocean liner, Captain Smith was fully aware that there was a slim possibility the Titanic was capable of sinking. In order for the Titanic to sink, more than four of its water tight compartments under the deck had to fill up with water. Since the compartments were watertight, Captain Smith figured only a catastrophic blow to the ship would cause the compartments to
On April 15, 1912 the world learned that the big Titanic ship had crashed and hit a large iceberg. Less than one third of the ship’s passengers was still alive. A bunch of questions was being asked about the Titanic. How did the huge Titanic ship sink? Why did only 711 passengers and crew members survived, when there were at least 1,200 lifeboats? The most important question is who all survived and how many was there? Many people have been wondering how this could happen to the Titanic.
The book has an illustration of the lobby of the Titanic, I compared it with a real picture and it was extremely similar. Lauren Tarshis (author of the I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic) included Thomas Andrews, the builder of the ship, into the story. In the back of my version of the book the author says “All the facts about the Titanic are true, but the main characters came from my imagination. George, Phoebe, Aunt Daisy, Marco and Enzo are based on people I learned about while researching the Titanic.” When I tried to find real passengers relating to the main characters I did not find anything though.
On April 15, 1912 at 2:20am the “unsinkable” Titanic disappeared under the waves. This is what happened to the Titanic when it sunk. The people were affected by the cold water and nearly 1,496 people died of hypothermia at the surface. Some of the people might’ve been alive on the inside but on the outside they were dead.
Some were far beyond alive. The admiralty were quick to blame turner, but they provided no escort for Lucy or anti sub patrols. Turner avoided blame. Cunard took the time and care to photograph and log every single dead body. OF the 1,962 passengers, 1200 kicked the bucket, and then, America got involved in World War I.