The Story Of The Titanic

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The Story Of The Titanic

1909 - Work began on building the Titanic1911 - Titanic set off1912 - Titanic hit an iceberg and sank

The captain of the Titanic,Edward John Smith

♦ Late in the night on April 14th, 1912 the Titanic hit an iceberg and ended up sinking early in the morning on April 15th, 1912.♦ The exact number of people who lost their lives from the titanic sinking is not 100% accurate because they know there were many that were not listed on the ships manifest.♦ They think there were about 2,222 passengers on the titanic when it hit the iceberg. There were 1,517 people that lost their lives and 715 survived.♦One of the largest mistakes that the Titanic made was thinking it was unsinkable. This confidence in the ship led them to make the decision to not put enough lifeboats on the Titanic. They only had enough room to get half of the ships people on a lifeboat. There were 16 boats that held 65 each which comes to 1,040. With all the craziness and panic, many lifeboats left with only a few people on board. If all lifeboats would have been filled correctly, over 1,000 could have been saved.

The Titanic was built in Belfast in Northern Ireland and took 2 years to build, beginning in March 1909 and finishing in May 1911. There was a sea law in place during the time that the Titanic sank that stated that all women and children were to be rescued first. There were a few people that violated that law but for the most part it was followed. Most of the people who lost their lives on the Titanic were men. The captain of the Titanic was very proud, he made the decision to go down with his ship. His name was Edward John Smith.The titanic used 29 boilers to fuel two large main steam engines. The Titanic’s official name was the RMS Titanic, RMS stood for “Royal Mail Steamer”.

B Deck in the Titanic

On May 31, 1911, Titanic’s immense hull–at the time, the largest movable manmade object in the world–made its way down the slipways and into the River Lagan in Belfast. More than 100,000 people attended the launching, which took just over a minute and went off without a hitch. The hull was immediately towed to a mammoth fitting-out dock where thousands of workers would spend most of the next year building the ship’s decks, constructing her lavish interiors and installing the 29 giant boilers that would power her two main steam engines.

The story of the Titanic


The last survivor, Mivina Dean



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