What Really Caused the Titanic to Sink

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Even though it has been over a decade since the legendary, world renown Titanic ship sunk near the waters on the East Coast of the United States of America, however many science researchers and historians still look into this mysterious and shocking case. After the Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean on Sunday April 14, 1912 at 11:40 p.m, the ship submerged under the icy waters in a matter of only 3 hours. Though these are the facts present, science writer Richard Corfield questions how a 46, 000-ton ship could “sink so quickly” in his recent article in the magazine, Physics World. Corfield then speculated that “it was a classic event cascade” in Discovery News taking note of all the factors that caused the Titanic to end up at the bottom of the Atlantic. These factors include the lack of proper attention towards iceberg warnings, the overestimation in the quality of the ship’s components, and possibly the climate and weather during the time which may have all led to the ultimate downfall of the ship. During the Titanic’s first and only voyage, the ship had been going too fast, with an insufficient number of lifeboats while the captain, Edward J. Smith paid little attention to iceberg warnings. Preparations such as binoculars and a failure to recognize an important ice warning from the neighbouring merchant ship turned this wondrous journey into a living nightmare. The message received from the neighbouring merchant ship at the time, the British SS Mesaba told the Titanic that weather was clear and many great icebergs were seen which wasn’t even sent to the captain to read giving the impression of an unimportant message, but unfortunately the SS Mesaba meant that only 50 miles separated the Titanic from the field ice and icebergs. When the Titanic was created, no other ships compared in luxury and quality. Or so everyone thought. Some of the

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