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Mistakes

The list of failings is mind-boggling:

 

      * Low-grade iron rivets were used instead of tougher ones.

      * Iceberg warnings from other ships were either ignored or not seen by senior crew.

      * Despite the iceberg warnings, on a poor-visibility, moonless night, the ship didn't stop but continued at its top speed of 21½ knots.

      * This was because the captain was determined to reach New York in 6 days.

      * The lookouts in the crow's nest had no binoculars.

      * The radio operator told the nearest ship, the Californian, not to send any more messages as he was too busy sending messages for passengers.

      * When the iceberg was spotted, the ship steered away from it and hit it side-on. If the collision had been head-on, the reinforced bow would have kept it afloat.

      * The bulkhead (the height of the watertight lower compartments above the water line) was reduced by four feet to allow for a grander central staircase.

 

Further human failings led to the huge number of deaths: 

 

      * There were only 16 lifeboats because more than that were seen as "too much clutter".

      * The lifeboat drill was cancelled so the captain could attend a religious service.

      * The order "Women and children first" was misunderstood as "Women and children only".

     * Lifeboats were launched although they weren't full.

     * There were enough life jackets but they weren't all given out.

     * Because of the loss of radio contact with the Californian, the closest ship, many more people died.

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The Wreck Of The Titanic

A great Underwater Footage of the Titanic. Great Video on the Underwater Exploration of the Sunken Ship...
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Finding of the ice burg

Finding of the ice burg | the titanic | Scoop.it

lookouts spotted an iceberg dead ahead. The first officer ordered the engines reversed and tried to steer around the berg, but the ship was too close to avoid it. At about 11:40 P.M., Titanicstruck what seemed to have been a glancing blow to the iceberg. Most passengers and crew felt no concern about the collision, having faith in their "unsinkable" ship. However, on inspection, it became clear that the ship's first five watertight compartments were rapidly flooding and that the ship would founder.Captain E. J. Smith ordered the lifeboats uncovered and distress signals sent out by wireless in the hopes of finding a nearby vessel to come to Titanic's aid. Almost half would die in the frigid water if it sank before help arrived. About an hour after striking the iceberg, the first lifeboats were launched, but many were only partially filled. The ship's engineers worked desperately to keep the great vessel afloat as long as possible, but the pumps could not keep up with the volume of water rushing in. At 2:20 A.M. on Monday, April 15, Titanic sank, drowning more than two-thirds of its passengers and crew.

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when and where

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Place: North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Newfoundland
Date: April 14–15, 1912
Type: Ship accident
Description: The White Star liner Titanic, considered "practically unsinkable," foundered in the frigid North Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg, resulting in the loss of two-thirds of its passengers and crew.
Causes: Overconfidence in technology, lack of communication about ice warnings, errors in judgment about weather conditions and speed, and lack of enough lifeboats to accommodate those on board combined with striking an iceberg
Casualties: According to the U.S. Senate Inquiry: 1,517 passengers and crew members; according to the British Board of Trade Inquiry: 1,503 passengers and crew members
Cost: Titanic, fully outfitted, cost about $7.5 million and carried $5 million in insurance; $16,804,112 in claims for loss of life and property were made in the United States against its owners, but after lengthy legal action only $663,000 was paid out to claimants.
Impact: Major changes in safety regulations for shipping

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Ship Facts

   On April 14, 1912, the R.M.S. Titanic collided with a massive iceberg and sank in less than three hours. At the time, more than 2200 passengers and crew were aboard the Titanic, only 705 survived.

   900 feet long, stood 25 stories high, and weighed an incredible 46,000 tons

 

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titanic sinking simulation - original version by clctitanic

clctitanic fan page! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Clctitanic-fan-page/141645995933935 FROM 1997 FILM TITANIC [ THIS SINKING SIMUALTION IS BASED AROUND TH...
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Mini facts about the Titanic

Mini facts about the Titanic | the titanic | Scoop.it

At four city blocks long and 11 stories high, Titanic was the biggest ship ever built when it was launched at the Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast, Ireland. It had a gymnasium, Turkish bath, squash court, and shipboard swimming pool. It also had a hospital and a darkroom for developing shipboard photographs. The opulently decorated staterooms, lounges, and dining areas, as well as the attentive service, reminded first-class passengers of staying in one of the finest hotels. Even third-class accommodations far surpassed those of Titanic's rivals. Titanic held over 2,200 passengers and crew but only enough lifeboats for 1,178 people.

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