Titanic Sinking Persuasive Essay

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Mini Iceberg: The Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg, which caused a great amount of deaths and injuries. The iceberg was included not only because it was the main cause of the Titanic’s disastrous sinking, but also because it had brought catastrophic amount of damage. It tore apart families, caused many deaths, and an even greater amount of injuries. The iceberg had done something no one thought possible, it had sank the ship almost everyone believed was unsinkable. The iceberg was a main cause of a horrendous event that not only hurt people physically but emotionally. This iceberg led to people who weren't even on the Titanic to get hurt, those who lost family members and friends also suffered a great lose which never would have happened if it weren't for this iceberg.…show more content…
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. As a result of this, more people died and were injured and those who did make it to the lifeboats had to paddle for an extremely long time without food, water, or a heat source other than themselves and the people around them. The massive amount of deaths is a result of there not being enough lifeboats which almost definitely taught shipbuilders to include these life saving vessels on their next construction
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