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.
Despite this, Titanic sailed on the scheduled date, as coal was transferred from other vessels including Olympic. The wealthiest people of the time booked a passage aboard Titanic, travelling in First Class. Among them were the American millionaire John Jacob Astor IV and his wife Madeleine Force Astor, industrialist Benjamin Guggenheim, Macy 's owner Isidor Straus and his wife Ida, Denver millionairess Margaret "Molly" Brown, Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon and his wife, couturière Lucy (Lady Duff-Gordon), cricketer and businessman John Borland Thayer with his wife
The Triangle fire killed 146 people and many others were badly injured. Everyone who jumped, mainly from the 9th and 10th floors, were killed. This was the highest death toll for any fire I've ever heard a factory having, 25 workers died in the Newark factory fire. After that fire I knew that another fire was going to come up as fire safety was not the main concern in New York factories. There was only way to escape as the elevator was engulfed in flames almost immediately after the fire started and the fire escape was poorly designed and even started collapsing as the fire raged on.
The great ship, arguably the largest and most luxurious of ocean liners, at the time of its launch, and to date, the most famous, measuring some 883 feet from stern to bow, a maximum breadth of 92.5 feet, and a height of 175 feet from the top of its funnels to the keel, sailed out of the Southampton harbor in England. The moment was finally here. It was the early afternoon of Wednesday, April 10, 1912. The liner’s much talked about, and long awaited maiden voyage had begun. The ship’s departure out of the harbor, however, was not a smooth one.
Fact, out of the 2229 people aboard the Titanic only 706 survived the crash. The Titanic was the biggest ship that had ever been created at the time. Hanson W. Baldwin stated that,’’She was not only the largest ship afloat,but was believed to be unsinkable.’’ He also wrote, ‘’...which made her, men thought, unsinkable.’’ They were very confident that the Titanic could not sink because of its massive size and well designed hull. But it actually came down to the operators of the ship that would be its downfall. While some people 's ignorance brought upon pain and suffering, it also brought out the thoughtfulness and bravery of others.
What does one think of when the name Titanic is said? That it was one of perhaps the most tragic events to have ever occurred on the sea? What is certain however is that it is one of the most remembered historical events to have ever occurred on the ocean and it is possible that the words “criminal negligence” come to one’s mind however, people look at it most have no idea of the true reasons the Titanic sank and that is why several people over the years have delved into the mystery of what sank the ship God himself could not. Most believe it to be the one accomplishment of a lone iceberg what most do not know is that there was a fire burning in one of the worst areas a fire could have burned. This is no theory for many eyewitness accounts and logs prove this, there are even photos of where the fire had taken place on the starboard side of the ship.
1- Introduction. It was the night between the 14th and the 15th of April 1912. The British ocean liner Titanic, described as " unsinkable " by the builders and the ship-owners, sank due to a collision with an iceberg in the Atlantic ocean , ending with a tragedy that cost the lives of 1517 people ( 2223 in total ) . What went wrong ? How can an “unsinkable” ship sank after only five days ?
Titanic Crossing Genre: Historic Fiction Barbara Williams Copyright: 1995 Pages: 163 Grade: 4-5 Summary: Barbara Williams, novel the Titanic Crossing depicts the story of main character, Albert and his family as they aboard the Titanic in April of 1912 in hopes of returning back to America. Although Alberts family, are not excited about the new adventure, Albert is excited about going back home and the opportunity to explore the enormous ship, the Titanic. The night of the sinking of the Titanic, Albert locates his sister Ginny onto one of the lifeboats that are for women and children. When loading on the lifeboat, Albert is shocked to be informed by the crewmen that his age of thirteen qualifies him as a man, and he is forced to separate
I spotted one more and I pointed to it and then we all jumped on it. Day:2,1:00am I looked back in horror, and I couldn’t believe it. The strongest ship had just sunken. So much things were going through my mind. It hit me, the Titanic sunken because of the iceberg course!
With as many as three thousand passengers all having one or two bags, that's a lot of luggage to deliver! ( On one cruise, we went on board around 1:00 and didn't receive the last of our luggage until about 7:00 that evening.) So, if you have left a cold climate to arrive at the airport and then directly to the cruise ship, you may want to put on some lighter clothing when you get on