Technical Failures of Titanic Name Subject Professor Name: Date Name1 Technical Failures of Titanic The Titanic was the biggest moving object built in the nineteen hundreds. It was built by Harland and Wolff of Belfast, Ireland. Titanic’s weight was 46,000 tons with the length of 900 feats. The designers built that ship with brilliant technology and designs and they also called it as unsinkable ship. Titanic embarked on its maiden journey on April 10, 1912 from England.
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On the 5th day a cold front had come in and temperatures dropped making it freezing, though the waves were calm something wasn’t right. Last minute, the lookout crew sees an iceberg alerts the captain and by the time the captain tells the steering person he turns and the boat is scraped flooding compartment by compartment eventually sinking the boat. There was so many things wrong with this event; several factors could have prevented the sinking of the boat and saved so many lives from that night. The titanic was built in March 31, 1909(A night to remember.) The boat was made of steel.
It was not all size and grandeur, however, as it was also known to some as a slave ship. But these differing views never expected the tragic demise and possibly the greatest maritime disaster of all time. We can link many causes to this event, but we cannot place any one person responsible. At the time, the tragedy rested on the shoulders of the deceased Captain Smith, who had the most authority on the Titanic. Had he survived, he would have been court marshaled as more than 1400 of the ships’ passengers drowned or were killed.
Survivors of the Titanic were furious with him because there were not enough lifeboats for all the passengers on board. The Titanic was to be equipped with 32 lifeboats but only 20 was available that night. Bruce Ismay had the lifeboats taken out to make place for more seats for the first class passengers. In total, 1,307 men died on that unfateful night. Ismay wanted to prove that Titanic was the most luxurious and fastest ship, compared to the rival shipping company Cunard Line.
The movie, Titanic (1997) is based on a true story about an Olympic-class ship, which carried 2,300 men, women, and children, on its Maiden voyage from England to New York on April 15th, 1912. The main characters of this movie are Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, who are two passengers of different social classes who find love while on the Titanic. There were two parties on the Titanic. The poorer third-class passengers we under the deck and the first-class passengers were located on the deck. This movie clearly conveys the inequality between the first and third class passengers.
Titanic' was built in Belfast, Ireland and was owned by the White Star Line. It was made by a team lead by Thomas Andrews, who also made 'Titanic' sister ships the Olympic' and 'Britannic' It was the biggest man-made passenger steamship of it's time. The ship began it's maiden voyage from Southampton, England on the 10th April and was set to arrive at New York, America. The 'Titanic' was big enough to fit 32 lifeboats. They cut down on 12 so that it would enable 1st class passengers more space to roam about freely.
Oil washed ashore on both islands resulting in one-thousand penguins being oiled and five-thousand birds died either during transportation or in the first few days after arriving at the rescue stations (Adams). Luckily, four-thousand-seven-hundred-eighteen penguins could be cleaned by the South African National Foundation and later returned to their habitat. The Apollo Sea tragedy was the largest South African oil spill for penguins before the sinking of the Treasure (Anderson). Shortly after, it became noticed that there was a larger number of seabirds at risk of being oiled off South Africa. Actions were immediately taken to help reduce the risk of more penguins becoming oiled.
Mistake A: There was the captain of the ship who was in charge of the ships speed and what way it went, he was made the ship travel at 20 knots per hour, close to its top speed, if he had been ravelling slower maybe he would have been able to avoid the ice burg. Bruce Ismay, he was in charge of the company that owned the titanic, they both wanted publicity and to be the first one to reach America on such a big ship, so I think the captain was speeding the ship because of Bruce Ismay and the company. Mistake B: There was the Ship Builder, who helped put the ship together; he was working for the company. He was the one who riveted the ship together but the mistake he made was when he used poor iron to rivet the ship, it would have been more stronger but the company didn’t have enough money so he riveted the ship with cheap poor quality iron, so the ship might have lasted longer when the ice burg hit. Mistake C: There was Thomas Andrews who helped make the ship, he made the compartments for the bottom of the ship.
Titanic: The Movie | My Review | Sherry Jackson ENG225: Introduction to Film Instructor: Melody Debonnel August 6, 2013 “Fifteen hundred people went into the sea, when Titanic sank from under us. There were twenty boats floating nearby… and only one came back. One. Six were saved from the water, including myself. Six… out of fifteen hundred.