This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Tragedy Of The Titanic Essay

716 words - 3 pages

In its day, the Titanic was the largest, most modern cruise liner in the world. The builders
claimed that the ship was unsinkable and that not even God Himself could sink it. On the day of its
maiden voyage, all of the English dignitaries and others from around the world were there to witness
this historic event. Little did they know, it would be a voyage that would end in great tragedy and
hundreds of lives would be lost.

The Titanic was built entirely out of steel from Asia and stood eleven stories high. It took two
years to build. In the bottom of the ship there were three chambers designed to hold water in case of
a leak. The architect of the ...view middle of the document...

The ship began to take on water, so they had to close off one of the chambers.
They thought that took care of the problem, but in only two hours the ship started to sink. Passengers
were alerted to come to the top deck. They were given life jackets. Women and children from the
First Class were put onto the life boats first, and only a few of the Middle and Third Class people
were allowed to go with them. Most of the Third Class people were locked in the bottom of the ship
because there were already too many people on the top deck. Also, there were not enough life boats
to carry all the people on board because they felt the ship was unsinkable and they wouldn’t be needed.
When the last life boat left people began to jump into the water. The water was so cold that the people
froze to death or were drowned. As the ship sank, it broke in half. This caused the rest of the people
to go into the water.

On that fateful April 14th day, one thousand five hundred people died. Approximately seven hundred
people from the life boats lived,...


God Creates a Lesson Learned From Tragedy The essay is written as a news reporter, who is telling how the religous community felt about the titanic sinking

830 words - 3 pages passengers were held at gun point to stay in there facilities while the ship was sinking. There were 332 first-class passengers, 277 second-class passengers, and 709 third class passengers. (The Sinking of the S.S. Titanic) Of all the passengers only 703 were saved, and 1,503 died. (The Sinking of the S.S. Titanic) Many great men and women died during this horrible tragedy. Including the Commander of the ship Captain E. J. Smith, who was on his last

Physics Of The Titanic Essay

1060 words - 4 pages Dimensions: Length: 882 feet 9 inches Height: 97 feet Width: 92 ½ feet Displaced Weight: 52,250 tons Maximum Speed: 25 knots Average Speed: 21-22 knots Decks: 9 Lifeboats: 16 lifeboats (76 people each), 4 collapsibles (20 people each) Bilge Tanks: 300 feet to prevent rolling in heavy seas Reasons The Titanic Sank: a) Loss of buoyancy and displacement b) Reduction in hull speed c) Weakened rivets from cold temperatures d

The Sinking of the Titanic

1106 words - 4 pages The story behind the titanic is controversial, some people have seen the movie but they do not know the real facts behind it. This essay is going to talk about the main factors behind the Titanic’s failure, the design, the manufacturer, materials, the crew, survivors, Cost of building the ship, the engine, as well as human errors, and the cause from different point of views. The ship's captain was Edward Smith. The Titanic was built in Belfast

The Building of the Titanic

1456 words - 6 pages The Building of the TitanicThe Titanic was a passenger ship that made its first voyage in 1912. This would also be its last voyage. It was designed to be one of the biggest and grandest ships of all time. Many people deemed the ship unsinkable. Most people know about the devastating disaster that this famous ship encountered. Few people know about the background and building of the huge vessel.The Titanic began as an idea conceived at a dinner

The Titanic

1602 words - 6 pages The Titanic - History of a Disaster On April 14,1912 a great ship called the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. That night there were many warnings of icebergs from other ships. There seems to be a conflict on whether or not the warnings reached the bridge. We may never know the answer to this question. The greatest tragedy of all may be that there were not enough lifeboats for everyone on board. According to Walter Lord, author of The Night

Dramatic Irony of the Titanic

879 words - 4 pages . The sinking of the Titanic struck the world with shock and continues to do so over 100 years later. Due to the level of tragedy associated with the sinking of the Titanic, the plot of the film immediately captures the affection and attention of its audience. Because the Titanic sank years prior to the release of the film in 1997, the audience is aware of the ending of the movie. This affection and attention is furthered through the use of

Hindenburg, "Titanic of the Sky"

1017 words - 4 pages , twice as fast as any ocean liner. It was as long as 3 football fields and as tall as a 15-story building. In fact, it was approximately the length of the Titanic, Nicknamed the "Titanic of the Skies."Size and speed wasn't all the Hindenburg had to offer it's passengers. Onboard, there was a dining room that could fit 50 people, a writing room, a lounge with an observation deck a smoking room, and more than 25 cabins. It even had a grand piano

Literature about the Sinking of the Titanic

605 words - 2 pages The Literature about the Titanic      The Titanic sunk April 14, 1912 after crashing into an iceberg. More than 1,500 lives were lost. The sinking of the Titanic made a great impact in history. It was thought to be the fastest ship and to be unsinkable. Although the sinking of the Titanic was so long ago, lots of literature has been written about the ship. Three pieces of literature are a poem by David R. Slavitt

The Tragic Ending of The Titanic

1823 words - 8 pages snapped in half. Titanic finally went beneath the surface at approximately 2:20 a.m. Four hours later, Ship Carpathia reached the Titanic after receiving Titanic’s distress call at midnight once all the survivors were on the Carpathia, it headed to New York arriving in the night of April 18, 1912. A total of 705 people was rescued while about 1,520 died making this one of the deadliest maritime tragedy in history. Originally, a lifeboat drill was on

The Story of the RMS Titanic

2359 words - 10 pages . New York: Infobase Publishing, 2008. Bartlett, W. B. Titanic: 9 Hours to Hell, the Survivors' Story. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Amberley Publishing, 2011. Berg, Chris. “The Real Reason for the Tragedy of the Titanic."Wallstreet journal (2012). Ruffman, Alan. Titanic Remembered: The Unsinkable Ship and Halifax. Formac Publishing, 1999. Swift, Michael. The Titanic: The Memorabilia Collection. Igloo Publishing, 2011.

Design and Construction of The Titanic

1325 words - 5 pages attempted to comfort some of the distressed passengers. The Titanic was almost submerged, Margaret helped to load people and was seated on boat 6. Margaret remembers, ?Suddenly there was a rift in the water, the sea opened up and the surface foamed like giant arms that spread around the ship? (Landau 15). Suddenly the ocean liner Carpathia came to their rescue. Only about 31% of the passengers on the Titanic survived including the brave heroine

Similar Essays

Looking At The Tragedy Of The Titanic All Over Again

1372 words - 6 pages been many movies and documentaries featuring the ship and its tragedy. The sinking of the Titanic led to changes in safety features and laws and many new advancements in technology. Across Great Britain and the United States, new laws in maritime safety and ship construction were set in place (Dietz). Ships now needed to carry enough lifeboats and lifejackets for every passenger (Dietz). Radio communication rules were also set in place. Ships

The Titanic Was An Avoidable Tragedy

1238 words - 5 pages , destruction, terror, sadness: those were the emotions for the people aboard the Titanic. The disaster that is Titanic could have easily been avoided, and the needless loss of life would have been spared, if just minor changes in planning were taken heed of at the beginning of the voyage. Yes, the Titanic had a tragic ending, but life on the ship was far from tragic –until the crash that is. Titanic and her sister ships, Olympia and

How Thomas Hardy Presents The Tragedy Of The Sinking Of The Titanic In The Poem The Convergence Of The Twain

1472 words - 6 pages How Thomas Hardy Presents the Tragedy of the Sinking of the Titanic in the Poem The Convergence of the Twain On the fateful day of April 1912, the great ship known as the Titanic collided into an enormous Iceberg. Down went the colossal ship and so did the rich, famous and all their valuable goods. The reports of people drowning were in all of the newspapers but not in one of them was there anything about what happened to

How Does Thomas Hardy Present The Tragedy Of The Sinking Of The Titanic In The Poem The Convergence Of The Twain?

1202 words - 5 pages How does Thomas Hardy present the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic in the poem The Convergence of the Twain?On the fateful day of April 1912, the great ship known as the Titanic collided into an enormous Iceberg. Down went the colossal ship and so did the rich, famous and all their valuable goods. The reports of people drowning were in all of the newspapers but not in one of them was there anything about what happened to the ship under the