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Transcript of titanic
On the night of the collision, because the moon was not out, and the water was so still, it was very difficult to see the iceberg. A less calm water would have caused breakers around the iceberg making it easier to see it from afar.
The iceberg that the Titanic struck was not a very big one. It did not even come up as high as the bridge of the ship.
The iceberg that the Titanic struck was unusual in such a way that it was not white like most others, but more of a clear look caused by continuous melting. The clear surface in effect reflected the dark night sky and water like a mirror, thereby making it a black object, almost impossible to see from a certain distance. The term for this kind of iceberg is "blackberg", and is similar to the black ice found on cold icy roads.
An iceberg exposes only 1/10th of it's mass above water. With the other 9/10ths of it's mass below water, It makes them impossible to budge. Even with a force of a ship like the Titanic. The Iceberg Facts about the Titanic Originally, a lifeboat drill was scheduled to take place on board the Titanic on April 14, 1912 - the day the Titanic hit the iceberg. However, for an unknown reason, Captain Smith canceled the drill.
The Titanic seemed to have everything on board, including its own newspaper. The Atlantic Daily Bulletin was printed every day on board the Titanic. The newspaper included news, advertisements, stock prices, horse-racing results, society gossip, and the day's menu.
Not only were there not enough lifeboats to save everyone on board, most of the lifeboats that were launched off the Titanic were not filled to capacity.
With the order for women and children first into the lifeboats, plus the knowledge that there were not enough lifeboats for everyone on board the Titanic to be saved, it is a bit surprising that two dogs made it into the lifeboats. Of the nine dogs on board the Titanic, the two that were rescued were a Pomeranian and a Pekinese.
ships were also sent out to look for bodies. In all, 328 bodies were found, but 119 of these were badly damaged and thus were buried at sea. The Titanic At the time of her launch, the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic was the largest man-made moving object on Earth.
The Titanic cost $7.5 million to build.
More than 15,000 men worked on the ship during its construction in Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Titanic's wake was so huge that, at its launch, it sucked in another ship and almost caused a collision.
The Titanic featured an onboard swimming pool, a gymnasium, a squash court, and a Turkish bath and two separate libraries - one for first-class passengers, and one for second class
The top speed of the Titanic was 23 knots (more than 26 miles per hour).
The Titanic originally was designed to carry 64 lifeboats. To save from cluttering decks, the ship ended up carrying 20 on her maiden voyage.
Only 706 passengers and crew would survive the disaster.
The cost of the most expensive First Class Parlor ticket to New York was $4,350 - about $69,600 today
The last dinner served in the first-class saloon consisted of 11 courses. The Titanic By Emma Capelli Thanks for Watching!!!!!!!!! The inside of the Titanic The Titanic was designed to appeal to every class of people. The Third class accommodations included rooms that were designed to house two to six people. There were beds, washbasins, electricity and heat. There was a first class gym, and squash court. There was a grand staircase, a Turkish bath, reading and writing room, lounge, and smoke room. The first class passengers had a reception room, dining room, a restaurant, and private suites. Second class travel included a smoke room, library, and dining room. Second class bedrooms could house two to four passengers. the grand staircase the dinning room The Bedroom The Ship White Star Line was the company that built the Titanic, and was owned by J.P. Morgan, an American tycoon.
RMS stands for Royal Mail Steamer.
Three million rivets held its massive hull together.
The Titanic was never christened. It was not the practice of the White Star Line to hold such ceremonies.
Price of a single second-class ticket was $3,700. (equals $50,000 in today's economy)
Although there were 4 funnels (smoke stacks), only 3 were operational. The 4th funnel was for looks. Collision / Damage
The Titanic was traveling 22.5 knots while cruising through iceberg laden waters. Just .5 knot from her maximum speed capability.
The collision occurred at 11:40 P.M. on Sunday, April 14, 1912.
Murdoch had ordered the engines reversed which had, ironically, sealed the Titanic's doom. Like all ships, the Titanic turned more quickly the greater her forward motion. Had the Titanic proceeded ahead and turned, it is most likely that she would have avoided hitting the iceberg all together.
The gash that the iceberg cut into the hull of the Titanic was between 220 to 245 feet long. The total length of the ship was approximately 882 feet.
Though the damage in the hull was 220 to 245 feet long, the most recent evidence shows that there was only a 12 square foot opening (the size of a refrigerator) in the hull allowing water inside the ship.
The "watertight" compartments of the Titanic's hull were not actually watertight. They were open at the tops, which aided in her demise.
The ship could have stayed afloat had only four compartments flooded... Five became flooded. 1,503 people total died, including passengers and crew.
962 lifeboat seats were required by law.
1,178 lifeboat seats were carried aboard.
2,208 lifeboat seats were needed.
One of the first lifeboats to leave the Titanic carried only 28 people; it could have held 64 people.
There were 472 lifeboat seats not used.
Very few people actually went down with the ship. Most died and drifted away in their life-jackets.
The temperature of the Atlantic at the time of sinking was 31 degrees. This temperature was the biggest cause of death among the population.
Orders from the Captain were that, women and children were to board the lifeboats first. One man, Daniel Buckley, disguised himself as a woman to get aboard a lifeboat.
Charles Joughin was the only person to survive the ice cold Atlantic water...He reportedly had been drinking heavily.
Of children fatalities, only 1 child from first class died, while 49 children from steerage died. Survivors / Casualties The Final Moments Passengers rode the stationary bicycles in the Gymnasium to pass time before the ship sank!
The band played music up to the last few minutes before the ship went under. None survived.
One of the last songs the band reportedly played before their death was, "Songe d'Automne".
As the ship was sinking, the stern rose out of the water, and broke into two pieces between the third and fourth funnels. The Titanic Today The Titanic lies 12,600 feet (over 2.33 miles) at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
The two pieces of the Titanic lay 1,970 feet apart from one another on the ocean floor.
Because the front section of the Titanic went down nose first, the bow is buried 60 feet below the ocean floor. The huge gash is also buried. (Recent technology has allowed visual access to the damaged area of the hull)
The Titanic was rediscovered on July 14th, 1986. 74 years after it sank.
Since the death of Millvina Dean, May 31st of 2009, there are no longer any living survivors of the Titanic tragedy. Millvina Dean was just nine weeks old at the time of the Titanic's sinking.
April 14th, 2012 was the the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking. The collision A recent story in Smithsonian magazine theorizes that atmospheric conditions on the night of the sinking created optical illusions that prevented the Titanic's lookouts from seeing the iceberg.
The Titanic's lookout was not equipped with binoculars to see icebergs in time to avoid collision.
First Officer William Murdoch attempted to turn the ship to swing it past the berg.
From the lookout's first sighting to impact with the berg took only about 37 seconds.
Passengers had different descriptions for how the collision felt, from "a slight tremor" to - as described in "Shadow of the Titanic" - "as though The Titanic had passed over a thousand marbles."
If only four of the Titanic's watertight compartments had been breached, it would have stayed afloat. The iceberg sliced through six.
If the ship had hit the berg head on, Titanic probably would have survived because of the strength of its bulkheads.