In this essay I will explain how and why the Titanic’s maiden voyage was such a disaster using; speed and distance, reaction to the iceberg, lifeboats and rescue and finally overconfidence. Firstly, speed and distance were a main reason why the Titanic’s maiden voyage was such a disaster. Captain E.J Smith was trying to sail from England to New York in record breaking time .This was because it was his retirement voyage and he wanted his name to go down in history. This happened, but not by breaking the record. He requested for the ship to travel at top speed.
In January 1907, having completed the required two years at sea, Nimitz was commissioned as a ensign. Leaving Baltimore, he served on several destroyers during 1907, including USS Decatur. While conning Decatur, Nimitz grounded the ship on a mud bank in the Philippines. Though he rescued a seaman from drowning in the wake of the incident, Nimitz was court-martialed and issued a letter of reprimand. Returning home, he was transferred to the submarine service in early 1909.
The Situation On 2 December, Project Manager Gary Allison indentified a technical specification error on the Orion Project. During testing SEC designed component failed to operate above 130 degrees, normal operating temperature for this component range from -65 to 145 degrees. Henry Larsen, the director of engineering met wet with Gary one week before the final proposal to discuss SEC’s position and concerns with the operating component failure to work above 130 degrees. Gary wanted to tell the customer the truth about component temperature failures, change the original component design, material, and start over. However, Henry Larsen had another idea, he wanted
The statement "America was conquered in Germany" means that whichever country would prove to be the most powerful in Europe would boost the rights to America since allegedly no troops where worthy enough to send them to America. Braddock’s Blundering and its Aftermath Know: Edward Braddock 6. What setbacks did the British suffer in the early years of the French and Indian War? The setbacks the British suffered early in the early years of the French Indian war due to old bullheaded General Braddock, a slow moving army due to carrying heavy artillery throughout the expidition, and a series of losses in Canada alse by George Washington. Pitt’s Palms of
The ships arrived on the St Lawrence in June of 1608 and we continued by small boat on to the site of Stadacona which was the Iroquois village that Jacques Cartier had made contact with. And then a month later you decided to make a settlement near the shore, naming it Quebec. My friend, you are and will
After the war ended, President Wilson and the rest of the Allied leaders were responsible for the challenge of putting Europe back together the way one might piece together a jigsaw puzzle. Unfortunately, in a turn of events that would prove disastrous for the future of the world, President Wilson's ineptitude and stubbornness led to the Senate defeat of the Treaty of Versailles. President Wilson went to Europe as an idealistic progressive. He had grand plans for the future of Europe. However, when he met with the other leaders his ideas were destroyed.
The aim was to sail straight through the precarious Dardanelles unchallenged and capture the capital of the Ottoman Empire, Constantinople, therefore forcing the Turks out of the World War 1. This was a very ambitious strategy, which in retrospection was too simplistic. There were too many factors opposing the success of this campaign. The Dardanelles, being quite a narrow stretch of water, could be easily defended with only a few well placed sea mines and strategically positioned artillery. After the loss of 3 battleships on March the 18th, it was decided that the aid of the army would be required to defeat the forts that guarded the straits.
(Fischer p.426) General Washington planned a brilliant attack and this huge victory was a large turning point in the war. More men re-enlisted into the army and the overall morale was increased significantly. The crossing is depicted with Washington standing on the boat and his man seated, Fischer argues that because the crossing took place in a storm, anyone who sat down in the boats would have been sitting in ice water and thus they would have stood (p. 216) With the army separated due to retreats from New York, General George Washington had to strategically plan his next attack. Knowing his men were only enlisted until the 31st of December he knew he had little time to attack. With the morale so low there were men leaving early and the troops numbers were dwindling.
Thomas in fact had permission from the rulers of Athens at that time to obtain these artifacts, but he obviously showed no moral acknowledgment to what significant value these sculptures have to the Greek people. Once Thomas obtained these sculptures he personally transported them back to Great Britain. His choice of transportation was a vessel known as “Mentor” which was the ship that had sunk. Once Thomas and the crew set sail they entered a windy storm near cape Tainaro. The winds were far too strong to keep the vessel secure so the ship ended up crashing into rocks, off the island of Kythyra which is in Avlemonas.
They turned the tables and 338,000 men were saved. It can be seen as a disaster because out of the 338,000 men saved 139,997 were French, so for British morale that wasn't very good. Also even Winston Churchill said, "Wars are not won by evacuation". Some would say that Britain still lived to fight another day that is also an important point. I will try to come to a conclusion based on my own knowledge and some sources.