Cristian Andrés Garcia Sierra
Contemporary World History
“Even God Cant Stop the Titanic that was what Thomas Andrews said when the ship was finished”
The human can créate wonderful things but that can also be a disadvantage because that can créate a secure feeling in a person like Thomas Andrews he think that the Titanic will never see the bottom of the sea he also thinked that if the Titanic hit an iceberg will not be risky.
When people hear the name Titanic many emotional images come to mind. Visions of the very last yet frantic final moments titanic spent afloat before sinking to its water grave miles below the surface. No one however pictures everything that had happened before and after the great liner sank or the passengers and crew who were doomed to be aboard the massive ship. Many factors made what was titanic, her crew the passengers and the inevitable crash.
The story of titanic started in Belfast, Ireland where hundreds of hard working men spent countless hours building what was at 46,328 gross tonnage the largest moving object at the time. The R.M.S. Titanic was owned by American tycoon J.P. Morgan, but was being operated on the British owned White Star line. The ship was reported to have cost some where between $7,500,000 – $10,000,000. It was to be Bruce Ismay’s crowning achievement and at 882 ½ feet long and 100 feet high it truly was. Mr. Thomas Andrews the ship designer gave her a revolutionary layout, and it appears that titanic was built to accommodate up to 64 lifeboats yet had only 16 aboard and 4 collapsible lifeboats were added last minute giving a life boat capacity of only 1,176.
Now we come to the passengers and crew who were aboard the ill-fated liner. The captain was Edward James Smith a very reputable and respected captain. The maiden voyage was to be Captain Smith’s last and he has even been quoted as saying “nothing exciting ever happens on my trips”. As Titanic was the ship of al ships her...