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The RMS Titanic
Transcript of The RMS Titanic
was the biggest ship of it's time. The R.M.S. stands for Royal Mailing Ship. The ship stretched almost 883 feet long and was 92 feet wide. J. Bruce Ismay was the creater of the
. He designed the
to be almost the same size, but made the
way heavier than her sister ships. Ismay wanted to design a ship that was bigger than the
which was just launched by Cunard, their main rival. The ship was designed to be "unsinkable". Many thought that because it was still able to float even
with 4 of the compartments filled! The rich and the poor
were both welcome aboard, although the rich got more luxurious things than the poor.(see cutaway)
Cutaway of the Titanic
The collision happened in the middle of the night on April 14, 1912 at about 11:40 P.M. Passengers and crew quickly realized the ship was sinking and started to evacuate in lifeboats. The lifeboats only could take 1,1788 passengers at a time, which would mean a little less than half would be in danger as the Titanic slowly began to break apart. By 2:20A.M. on April 15,1912, the Titanic broke apart and sunk into the sea still with over 1,500 passengers on board out of all 2,224 passengers. It took approximately 10 minutes for the pieces to touch the ocean floor.
2 hours after the Titanic had sunk, the Cunard liner, RMS Carpathia came to the rescue and brought aboard an estimated of 705 survivors.
was steaming along the ocean at high speed. All of a sudden, one of the ship's lookouts saw a large object in their way. He shouted, "Iceberg right ahead!". The 1st officer tried to turn the ship as far as it could from the iceberg. Seconds later there was a strange scraping sound.The
hull plates popped the steel rivets that were holding the plates together. That allowed the water to pour in. The boiler rooms started to fill up. The first six water-tight compartments filled with water, since they weren't sealed at the top. The ship was sure to sink at that point.
was on its way to New York, it crashed into an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland.
The RMS Titanic
By: Katherine Mao
What was the Titanic???
The RMS Titanic was big enough to hold 5 grand pianos!
One of the most luxurious things on the Titanic was the grand staircase.
Captain E. Smith
I should have listened to the warnings!
Actually Captain, it wasn't your fault. It was mine. I designed the ship!
J. Bruce Ismay
What Could Have Been Done?
Some people say it was
Captain Smith's fault for not
listening to the iceberg messages. Others
say it was J. Bruce Ismay's fault for designing
the water-tight compartments to low. Different people have different opinions. No
one knows for sure who actually caused this event to happen. Some think it was Captian E. Smith because he didn't listen to the iceberg messages the other ships gave him. He was also sleeping when he was supposed to be on duty. Others argue that J. Bruce Ismay built the ship. They think it was his fault for not designing the compartments high enough. Captain E. Smith and J. Bruce Ismay are only 2 of the suspects.
Whose fault do you think it was
Heading towards iceberg
Putting weight on one side
Breaks in half
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on
by: David Stewart
The Titanic Disaster: A True Book
by: Peter Benolt
On Board the Titanic
by: Shelly Tanaka
Well that"s it
The Titanic wouldn't have sunk if:
it wasn't traveling at high speed
if Captain E. Smith listened to the iceberg messages(in some opinions)
if J. Bruce Ismay designed the compartments higher(in some opinions)
the rivets and steel plates could have been stronger
instead of turning the ship, the officer that saw the iceberg should have done something different
overall stronger construction(double hull's)
The R.M.S. Titanic sank because the steel rivets popped open, allowing water to enter the water-tight compartments. As the water started filling up the first 6 compartments, the Titanic started to shift weight on one side, which made it tilt, As the ship started to tilt, it was more difficult for people to stay onboard. Lifeboats were running out too. Later the other side was breaking in half. Soon the 2 pieces both landed on the ocean floor.