Had he survived, he would have been court marshaled as more than 1400 of the ships’ passengers drowned or were killed. So some people we can see at the time chose to lay the blame there, but while it was likely Smith had been reckless, going at 22 knots through an ice field, we know from later evidence that he had been pressurized by White Star Line official Bruce Ismay, attempting to win the Blue Riband award for his new steam liner. The Titanic’s journey was however supposed to be Captain Smith’s last before his retirement and consider that with the fact that we know he moved his ship further south into uncharted ocean. Because of this, I think that the possibility of Smith moving south to shorten the time of the journey, and the fact that the iceberg warnings were ignored are poor pieces of evidence, when it could be argued Smith moved south in direct response to those warnings. Thomas Andrews designed the Titanic, and so we can assume he knew everything there was to know about the
Titanic embarked on its maiden journey on April 10, 1912 from England. The captain of the ship was Edward John Smith who was the most experienced captain on that time. On night of April 14, 1912 even after many wireless operators received iceberg warning signals, the captain Edward Smith ignored all the warnings and he rushed the ship in full stream. Because of the high speed they couldn’t alter the route of Titanic to avoid sideswiping the iceberg even though they spotted the iceberg before quarter mile. And, the ship sideswiped a large iceberg which damaged about 300 feet of its hull surface which allowed the water enter into the six watertight compartments of the ship.
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.
The Titanic Debate: Should It Be Exposed or Not? After 99 years of rest, perfect nirvana, many rumor that the Titanic will be risen from the deep blue sea. I side with the strong disbelievers in this category. Its rude to disturb the people who died there thant night, its where they are happy. That’s just a few reasons why the Titanic should be left under water, in its peace.
Was anyone to blame for the Titanic disaster? Introduction: I am writing this report to give you my opinion on who I think was responsible for the titanic disaster. This report will tell the reader about my opinion and the reasons I think was to cause for the titanic to sink. The issues I think this report will cover are why it is there fault and what mistakes they made. 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.
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.
There are many statements and arguments that suggest that the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima was necessary to end World War II. Such as the Japanese were not surrendering, they still had fighting power as they had sunk U.S. Naval Ship Indianapolis only two days before the bombing Many of this argument can be counted as the only reason the Japanese weren’t surrendering is because they didn’t want to give up there emperor to the “unconditional surrender”, they practically had nothing left. They were sending their battleships and pilots out on suicide missions as they were desperate. Necessity of the bomb lies with the amount of people that would have been killed in a land invasion, although it was vastly exaggerated.
He was blamed after they found out that many men died because there were not enough lifeboats. As he was the owner of the ship, he was one of the first ones to get a seat with the women on the lifeboat because he knew that there werent enough. Many men were dragged off the lifeboats as they tried to get on with their wives but he had managed to get on it without getting dragged back. Many reports have indicated Bruce Ismay bribing Thomas Andrews ,the ships designer, to decrease the watertight compartment so that there would be more first class seats.The main reason why people were agitated with him was because he survived the tragedy. Survivors of the Titanic were furious with him because there were not enough lifeboats for all the passengers on board.
Researchers say they know how the Hindenburg airship came to its fiery end: static electricity. Seventy-six years ago, the German dirigible was promoted as the future of trans-Atlantic flight, but instead it became the notorious poster child of air disasters. As the hydrogen-filled blimp was landing in Lakehurst, N.J., on May 6, 1937, it suddenly burst into flames and crashed in front of shocked bystanders, killing 35 of the 100 passengers and crew on board—and putting an end to the short-lived air travel program. Now scientists who have been studying the circumstances that led to the Hindenburg’s end say they know what happened. The Independent, in an article about a documentary on the Hindenburg airing on Britain's Channel 4 on Thursday, explains that Jem Stansfield, a British aeronautical engineer who led a team of researchers at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, blew up and set fire to models of the dirigible to rule out possibilities including a bomb and exploding paint.
Rogue Waves For centuries, mariners have spread stories about giant sudden waves which appeared out of nowhere without warning which were strong enough to capsize even the mightiest and largest ships. Several vessels—such as the S.S. Waratah, the M.S. Munchen, and the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald—were all rumored to have been sunk by rogue waves (Walsh par. 3). Further, rogue waves have been blamed for ripping the bow off of a Norwegian freighter near the tip of South Africa in 1974, almost capsizing the Queen Elizabeth in 1942 off the coast of Greenland, striking the Queen Elizabeth H in 1995, and for swamping military aircraft carriers and tearing tankers in half (McDonald A21).