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History of the Titanic

Why did it sink? How was the ship built? What were the wonders of the Titanic?
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Shelby Haskins

on 11 November 2011

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History of the RMS Titanic
By: Shelby Haskins
The Construction
The creator of the Titanic was the company, Harland and Wolff. The construction took 3 years to build and when it was finished it cost 7.5 million dollars. 7.5 million dollars was a lot at this time, it was amazing how Harland and Wolff could've afford to build the ship.
The Titanic was designed by experienced engineers and had some of the most advanced and safe technologies ever on a huge ship like the Titanic.
Basic Facts About the Titanic
The Titanic began it's maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City on April 10,1912 with 2,223 people on board.
The Titanic was the biggest steamship ever built at the time. It was owned by The White Star Line.
The Titanic had many great features, but unfortunately only for 1st and 2nd class.
The first class section had a swimming pool,a gymnasium,and a squash court.
On Sunday April 12, 1912 at about 11:40 PM an iceberg scraped the side of the ship while water poured in.
Why did the ship sink?
Water started to flood into the Titanic in seconds, Captain Smith decided to start putting women and children on lifeboats.
The water started to weigh down the ship making it tip to it's side. At this time many women and children were still being put in lifeboats.
The ship started to sink even more, some passengers were getting panicked and even jumping off because there were only a couple lifeboats left.
In minutes the ship was almost all the way sunk and it started to break in half.
Of about 2,223 people aboard the Titanic,less then a third survived, 1,514 perished .
After the ship sunk, so many people were in the middle of the ocean trying to swim towards the lifeboats that had already left.
The Wonders of the Titanic
The first class rooms were made from wood panelling and had beautiful expensive furniture,while the third class passengers had pine panelling with weak ugly furniture.
The Titanic's construction included sixteen compartments that were said to be watertight.Builders had included steel doors that were capable of being shut in 25 seconds or less, being able to keep large amounts of water back. Because of the sinking of the Titanic you can see that these certain safety features did not keep the Titanic from sinking. In my opinion I think the Titanic sank because of the features failing, the iceberg was so sharp it cut into the side of the ship.
Captain John Smith
The Grand Staircase
The Gymnasium
The Titanic's Route
The Aftermath
Destroyed!!
The Titanic Deconstructed
http://www.history.com/videos/titanic-deconstructed#titanic-deconstructed
The Titanic was a big cruise ship that hit an iceberg and sank
The White Star Line Flag
The Titanic underwater today
The Titanic's back propeller
A replica of the Titanic
The Titanic being built
An iceberg like the one the Titanic hit
Scrambling passengers trying to get on lifeboats
The Titanic sinking
The Titanic
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