It's All About Titanic " The Largest Passenger Ship"

The largest passenger steamship in the world, the Olympic-class RMS Titanic was owned by the White Star Line and constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. After setting sail for New York City on 10 April 1912 with 2,223 people on board, she hit the iceberg four days into the crossing, at 11:40 pm on 14 April 1912, and sank at 2:20 am the following morning. The high casualty rate resulting from the sinking was due in part to the fact that, although complying with the regulations of the time, the ship carried lifeboats for only 1,178 people. A disproportionate number of men died due to the "women and children first" protocol that was enforced by the ship's crew.
Titanic was designed by experienced engineers, using some of the most advanced technologies and extensive safety features of the time. The high loss of life, the media frenzy over Titanic's famous victims, the legends about the sinking, the resulting changes in maritime law, and the discovery of the wreck have all contributed to the enduring interest in Titanic.

Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, UK, and designed to compete with the rival Cunard Line's Lusitania and Mauretania. Titanic, along with her Olympic-class sisters, Olympic and the soon-to-be-built Britannic (originally named Gigantic), were intended to be the largest, most luxurious ships ever to sail. The designers were Lord Pirrie,[15] a director of both Harland and Wolff and White Star, naval architect Thomas Andrews, Harland and Wolff's construction manager and head of their design department,[16] and the Right Honourable Alexander Carlisle, the shipyard's chief draughtsman and general manager.[note 2][17] Carlisle's responsibilities included the decorations, equipment and all general arrangements, including the implementation of an efficient lifeboat davit design. Carlisle would leave the project in 1910, before the ships were launched, when he became a shareholder in Welin Davit & Engineering Company Ltd, the firm making the davits.

The Titanic was a grand and luxurious, British passenger ocean liner, owned and operated by White Star Line.  It was 882½ feet long.  It was the largest ship built in its time.  Thomas Andrews, the head of Harland & Wolff design department, designed the Titanic.  From 1908-1909, over 15,000 Irish shipyard workers built the ship.  Each worker was paid about $10 a week.  The Titanic was known as the “unsinkable ship”.  The Titanic was called “unsinkable” because the ship had a double bottom.  The hull was divided up into 16 watertight compartments.  The ship was built to stay afloat even if two of the middle compartments, or four of the front compartments flooded.  So, the ship was considered “unsinkable”.
After being the captain for the Titanic’s first voyage, he was to retire.
On April 10, 1912, the Titanic left port, bound for New York.  It was a grand ship.  In the first-class lounge, there was a wonderful, wrought-iron and glass dome.  Under the dome, was the Grand Staircase, where first-class passengers usually met for dinner.  The natural light from the dome shone down on the beautiful, oak wall paneling and the oak railings of the staircase.  On the wall, at the top landing of the staircase, were two figures, symbolizing honor and glory, surrounding a small clock.  The dome shattered during the sinking.
lifeboats.  Around 20 minutes after the crash, Captain Smith had an S.O.S. message sent out.  At the time, the S.O.S. message was not a common distress call.  The Titanic was one of the first ships to use that type of distress call.  At 12:55 a.m., the first distress rocket was fired.  The Californian, a nearby ship, thought that they were shooting off fireworks for a celebration.  At first, many people thought the Titanic was not going to sink.  But then, at 2:02 a.m., the last lifeboat (Collapsible B) was launched with 30 people on it.  By 2:20 a.m., the Titanic was completely underwater.
Seven hundred six people survived, but 1,516 people died along with Captain
Smith.  The wreck was considered the worst in history, which made people agree to improve the safety at sea.
The Titanic rested undisturbed at the bottom of the sea in ruins.  In March of 1914, a Denver inventor located the site of the Titanic with plans to raise it, but was unable to complete the task.  A man named Jack Grimm searched for the Titanic three times, but never found it.  Finally, on September 1, 1985, Dr. Robert Ballard and his team discovered the Titanic 12,460 feet down on the ocean floor.  After they realized that they had found the Titanic, they had a memorial for all the people that died in the sinking.  After the memorial, they looked at what they had found.  They reported that the smokestacks were missing, and the ship was in two pieces.  About a year later, Robert Ballard made a small submarine named Alvin, and visited the wreck.  On their first journey to the Titanic, they saw that it was covered in rust.  There was still a bench, a light fixture and even some men’s boots.  Robert Ballard left a plaque asking future explorers to leave the Titanic in peace.  So, today, it still lies where it sank.

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