Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Titanic "Ship of Dreams"


The Titanic

     The Titanic was one of the most amazing ships in the world and the largest ship ever. However one of the most tragic events in history known to be. Although the most beautiful and largest ships ever made.

The Titanic was built in March 31,1909 - May 31,1911 and set sail in April 10,1912. The ship hit the iceberg at 11:40pm on Sunday April 14, 1912 and only two hours and forty minutes later the two parts of the ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean and the remains of the ship still there. There were six ice warnings but they were to busy to notice and the person who was in charge of managing the ship was especially busy tending the passengers. As the ship was sinking the musicians were playing for 2 hours and 5 minutes. The Titanic held about 2,224 people including the working crew. But a very strange thing is that they only enough lifeboats for 1,178 and 962 lifeboats used and 472 not used. The next day there was 300 dead bodies found below sea level and some bodies floating around and some drifted off around the sea. The majority cause of the deaths was because of the temperature which was 31 degrees. The Titanic was meant for it to go from Southampton to New York City but instead it hit an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean. That tragic day was horrifying. Many children, adults, seniors dead on that day. The ship sank with over 1,000 people in it. The people that jumped off the ship before it sank mostly died of hypothermia since the water was so cold. In total 1,503 died and 705 survived that day was one of the deadlist days in history. Now the Titanic is 12,600 feet below the Atlantic Ocean. The two parts of the ship are 1,970 feet apart from each other. In June 14th, 1986 it was rediscovered 74 years after it sunk. On April 14th, 2012 was the 100th anniversary of the sinking. No one will ever forget this tragic day.  









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