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.
After 2 hours and 40 minutes of her hull filling with water, her stern rose up into the air and broke in two before sinking in the great Atlantic. Her sinking was catastrophic with a total of about 1500 people killed. Her sinking became a legend in our society by catching interest of the public world wide. Her famous story has been spread in numerous books and movies. Everyone thinks they knows her story, but do they really know it?
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.
RMS Titanic Sinked The ‘unsinkable’ ship RMS Titanic has hit an iceberg and sank on April 14, with the death of more than 1500 people. The second of three biggest ships— RMS Titanic was heading Queenstown (Cobh) in Ireland. On April 10, 1912. passengers boarded Titanic. When Titanic left Queenstown and set off for New York, it has 2,200 people on board. The terrible, sensational accident happened after four days of RMS Titanic’s journey.
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
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.
When the ship embarked on its 202nd journey everything was normal, the trip to liverpool was a routine one (Sterling). There was some danger due threat of U-Boats in the english channel, however the ship continued on its journey (Sterling). Under the water a U-Boat lay waiting for a ship to come, and the RMS Lusitania stumbled into its trap (Sterling). The RMS Lusitania was struck with a single torpedo to the hull of the ship and sank within 20 minutes, it took its 2000 passengers with it (Sterling). Almost nobody escaped including the 128 US citizens aboard
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.
In addition, over 11,000 residents lost power because of the strong winds downing powerlines and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport canceled over 40 flights, with others being delayed an average of 20 minutes. Strong winds are expected to continue through today and temperatures are expected to only be in the 40s, but feel like 30s because of the wind chill. Weather System heading for New England As of Friday the storm system will be dissipating, but will still be carrying enough punch to cause high winds with gusts of up to 60 mph and dump several inches of wet snow in the Lake Superior area. Snow is expected with flurries and lowered visibility throughout a large swath of the Northern states and lower Great Lakes region. The National Weather Service continues to watch the storm closely and assess and damage caused.
I. INTRODUCTION The Black Death arrived in Europe on October 1348 when 12 Genoese trading ships arrived at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea. The people who gathered on the docks that was about to greet the ships met with a horrifying surprise: Most of the sailors aboard the ships were dead, and those who were still alive were gravely ill. They were overcome with fever and delirious from pain. Also, they were covered in mysterious black boils that oozed blood and pus and gave their illness its name: the “Black Death.” The Sicilian authorities immediately told them to leave the harbor, but it was too late.