Titanic Unsinkable Essay

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Introduction
Most people thought that the Titanic was unsinkable, but they couldn’t have been any further from the truth. The Titanic’s maiden voyage in the early 1900s was cut short due to a collision with an iceberg. The sinking of the Titanic was a tragic event that helped change sailing for years to come because of the massive casualties and the sinking of an unsinkable ship.
Features
The Titanic was a modern marvel. It was a part of a trio of abnormally large ships to be built by White Star Line due to a rivalry with another shipping company (Brewster & Coulter, 1998). With newer technology coming with new age, White Star Line vessels aimed to please with being able to arrive on time consistently while also having luxury (Eaton & Haas,
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Inside the ship, there were 16 compartments, each separated evenly by 15 watertight walls (Pipe, 2007). The ship gained its nickname as “unsinkable” due to these smart designs because it was said to be able to keep…show more content…
Discovery
Since the catastrophic night of the sinking of the Titanic, the ship had been unfounded for about seven decades. Nearly 12,460 feet deep in the ocean, a team of people from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found the Titanic in September of 1985 (Brewster & Coulter). The ship was split into two, despite popular belief that the Titanic had sank in one piece (Brewster & Coulter, 1998). If anyone were to try to raise part of the 60 foot buried Titanic, it would fall apart (Brewster & Coulter, 1998). After 73 long years, the mystery of the sunken Titanic was solved.
Conclusion
The changes made to the world of sailing were greatly influenced by the sinking of the Titanic and the loss of many of its passengers and crew. The Titanic was one of the most prestigious vessels made at the time. It is devastating that its sinking could have been prevented if there were stricter rules and more safety precautions. The collision with an iceberg left many dead and others petrified. However, the tragedy did open the world to change and without the Titanic, sailing laws and regulations would not be the same
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