The Titanic received 6 iceberg warnings. Although they ignored the warnings, in the movie Titanic, the iceberg caused the ship to sink. The Titanic movie accurately showed the sinking of the Titanic because of how big the iceberg was, closing of the bulkhead doors and where the iceberg hit the ship.
Other reasons that could have caused the Titanic to sink was faults from the people on the ship. The captain was going to fast through a known ice field. “For some, the fact that the Titanic was sailing full speed ahead despite concerns about icebergs was Smith 's biggest misstep.” (NBC News) The Titanic received multiple warnings about icebergs but the last one might not have reached the captain. “The last and most specific warning was not passed along…to captain smith.” This is basically showing how the whole Titanic disaster could have been prevented if one person had actually done his job. If the Titanic had hired different crew members over a thousand people would have survived that night in 1912.
Examining the pie graph, it shows that Lifeboat Laws has a percentage of 25% because if there were more lifeboats more people may have made it out with their lives. This make me assume there would have been more survivors if there were more lifeboats. The second highest percentage is assigned to The White Star Line Propaganda at 30%. I chose this as the second most important cause because more people would have been on on alert if people did not think the Titanic was unsinkable.
down into the North Atlantic Ocean. I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic by Lauren Tarshis is about the tragedy of the Titanic.
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 last suspect is Bruce Ismay the man in charge of the White Star Line. He was eager to prove that the Titanic was the biggest and most luxurious. Did he put pressure on Captain Smith on the speed of the Titanic? The White Star Line decided to remove some of the lifeboats to make room for more first-class cabins. The original design was equipped with 32 lifeboats, enough for everyone on the ship. The finished ship only had 20 lifeboats that were enough for only 1178 people.
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 people didn’t even consider slowing down due to the hard hit the Titanic took. There are a million reasons the Titanic was a disaster.
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. Despite the many similarities between the two types of media, there were also many differences. As one can see, the novel written by Walter Lord and the screenplay directed by Roy Ward Baker has some very striking similarities and some very
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 was a ship that was built to survive, but destined to fail from it’s safety standards and the crew’s failure to address an issue as life threatening as an
The Titanic’s hull was the largest man-made movable object in the world. Titanic’s 29 huge boilers powered the ship’s two main engines. Titanic was deemed unsinkable because it had 15 watertight bulkheads and a double bottom. The problem with this though was that “the watertight compartment design contained a flaw that was a critical factor in Titanic’s sinking: While the individual bulkheads were indeed watertight, the walls separating the bulkheads extended only a few feet above the waterline, so water could pour from one compartment into another, especially if the ship began to list or pitch forward.” Many people say that the ship was doomed from the start.
One fatal fail the Titanic carried was that the Titanic only carried 16 boats and there were altogether 3,000 people. So even if the lifeboats were loaded to their full capacity, only one-third would be saved.
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.
Passengers scrambled back to rooms for life jackets. Then, a second explosion shook the ship, believed to be a steam pressure drop. With the ship moving at 18 knots the water flooding in caused the bow to sink and the stern to lift, and a list towards the starboard, as a result of the empty coal bunker filling up. The men in the forward baggage holds, where the torpedo hit, were all killed or trapped, and they knew how to launch a life boat. The deck was in chaos, the starboard boats were too far for a person to get in them off the deck and the port ones were not over the water. People started to jump and few lifeboats launched. The Lusitania went under in 18 minutes. Now, all that was left were people and debris floating. The passengers adrift faced cold water, drowning, exhaustion, or no life jacket. After a few hours, 10 ships, trawlers, fishing boats and torpedo boats came to rescue the passengers, some were unconscious but alive. 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. It reminds you of how no ship, is
All though you think that Captain Smith was responsible because he ignored multiple iceberg warnings. He also left the ship wheel when he knew there was iceberg warnings. He went to a dinner party when left the wheel and got drunk. I think J. Bruce Ismay is responsible for the sinking of the Titanic because he skipped of a good crew he also speeded up when told not to. He put pressure on Captain Smith and decided to take a 90 degree turn with a huge ship. J. Bruce Ismay also went off and got into a lifeboat. He told Captain Smith to speed up the ship and then he turned the wheel to cause the iceberg to cut into the side of the ship to make it sink. This why J. Bruce Ismay is
The builders of the Titanic fulfilled their goal as it became the largest ship constructed. On its maiden voyage, the Titanic quickly ceased after encountering an iceberg. In the poem, “Titanic”, David R. Slavitt gives a brief description of the Titanic and how the world has remembered the legend. Thomas Hardy’s “The Convergence of the Twain” illustrates how “Immanent Will” impacted the Titanic’s crash. Both Slavitt and Hardy challenge the views that people have on the legend of the Titanic by creating a critical tone as well as a duality of expectations and reality.