Titanic

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

What Happened to the Titanic

On April 10, 1912, the Titanic, largest ship afloat, left Southampton, England on her maiden voyage to New York City. The White Star Line had spared no expense in assuring her luxury. A legend even before she sailed, her passengers were a mixture of the world's wealthiest basking in the elegance of first class accommodations and immigrants packed into steerage.
The Washington Post announces the disasterShe was touted as the safest ship ever built, so safe that she carried only 20 lifeboats - enough to provide accommodation for only half her 2,200 passengers and crew. This discrepancy rested on the belief that since the ship's construction made her "unsinkable," her lifeboats were necessary only to rescue survivors of other sinking ships. Additionally, lifeboats took up valuable deck space.
Four days into her journey, at 11:40 P.M. on the night of April 14, she struck an iceberg. Her fireman compared the sound of the impact to "the tearing of calico, nothing more." However, the collision was fatal and the icy water soon poured through the ship.
It became obvious that many would not find safety in a lifeboat. Each passenger was issued a life jacket but life expectancy would be short when exposed to water four degrees below freezing. As the forward portion of the ship sank deeper, passengers scrambled to the stern. John Thayer witnessed the sinking from a lifeboat. "We could see groups of the almost fifteen hundred people still aboard, clinging in clusters or bunches, like swarming bees; only to fall in masses, pairs or singly, as the great after part of the ship, two hundred and fifty feet of it, rose into the sky, till it reached a sixty-five or seventy degree angle." The great ship slowly slid beneath the waters two hours and forty minutes after the collision
The next morning, the liner Carpathia rescued 705 survivors. One thousand five hundred twenty-two passengers and crew were lost. Subsequent inquiries attributed the high loss of life to an insufficient number of lifeboats and inadequate training in their use.

14 Comments:

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Amun said...

That is horrible!!!!!

 
At 12:59 AM, Blogger griselda said...

this is so sad...

 
At 7:55 PM, Blogger todahlk said...

That is plain awful. I absolutly love reading about the titanic it's just really, really sad.
:/

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger Random Chick said...

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At 11:16 AM, Blogger emily said...

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At 11:12 AM, Blogger Catrina Norgard said...

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At 11:13 AM, Blogger Catrina Norgard said...

Wow. that is soooooo sadd! i'm doing research on the titanic in school and this info. is helping alot!((:*

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger louis mateee x said...

to be honest when i was readong thiis i was thinking what would i have done bludklat me nuno

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger louis mateee x said...

look im like bludaaaaaaaaa

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger damien 10 said...

I think that's so sad I had thought that pepole died in the titanic, I'm just going to say it this is just full of lies lies lies lies I mean I read other things and this is so not the same to the others why are you liying about this that is not funny! Its scary and if yo know this is not even true then don't post it I think who ever posted this page is realy mean its not funny about the titanic you guys a re realy mean who ever posted this. I hope you never post a other lie again you guys its not funny! I would like to sew you!

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger damien 10 said...

Titanic: wow this is full of lies your right damien10 this is full of lies!:'( you make me wanna cry because my great grandma was in the titanic I hate who ever posted this!

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger andy huang said...

that was sad that your grandma died in the titanic.tat was sad.sorry to hear that.

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger MOMOH NINO SANNI said...

titanic:wow!!! So sad but interestn...afta watchin d movie i v to carry out a research to actually no wat hapnd.accordin 2 my rsearch,d builder of d ship said it can't sink 4getin God z d most high.....no mata hw gr8 u r always remember God.......anyway jack's death hurts......i lyk rose 4 not re-marryin.......wat an interestn movie.

 
At 6:34 AM, Blogger Aaron Harvey-Ellis said...

like if you cry every time :,(

 

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